The RCA brand, in conjunction with Display-Vu Corp. an affiliate of Curtis International Ltd., is the latest property to join the Roku TV licensing program. The RCA brand will build and deliver smart TVs that run the Roku OS in the U.S. and Canada. The RCA Roku TVs are expected to be available this summer and will provide consumers with an easy-to-use smart TV, including access to 5,000 channels and 450,000 movies and TV episodes.
Public kids’ broadcaster NRK Super, part of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, acquired the third season of Studio 100’s live-action series Ghost Rockers. The third season will air this summer, and marks the third Studio 100 property on NRK Super this year.
Kaiken Entertainment was awarded the London Book Fair (LBF) International Excellence Award for Brand Licensing for the global publishing program for the Angry Birds Movie.
“Kaiken Entertainment is thrilled to be acknowledged for our innovation, creativity and hard work. We are honored to be in this company of respected nominees and to receive this formidable recognition,” says Laura Nevanlinna, co-founder, Kaiken Entertainment and CEO, Kaiken Publishing
Hasbro‘s DropMix debutted at MashBash during South by Southwest (SXSW) last weekend. The new music-mixing game uses technology that allows players to create mixes of songs by playing cards on a game board connected to a mobile app. Watch the trailer for DropMix here.
Buddy Thunderstruck debuts its first season on Netflix tomorrow. From American Greetings Entertainment, this goofy action-comedy follows the adventures of a semi-truck racing dog named Buddy and his albino ferret mechanic, Darnell. Buddy’s the brashest, fastest race-truck driver you’ll ever see. Buddy Thunderstruck will feature a 12-episode season.
Zag Studios‘ action series Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir headed to Netflix this month, where the first season premiered on Feb. 10. Netflix acquired the U.S. streaming video on demand (SVOD) rights for seasons one to three.
Beginning this spring, Make It Real will manufacture and distribute a line of fashion design and watercolor sketchbooks made for kids ages 6 to 12. Each product comes with a full design style guide, dozens of sketch pages, stickers, stencils, instructions, and inspirations. The line will feature Mickey and Minnie, as well as characters from Disney Frozen, Elena of Avalor, and the Descendants.