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Peacock reveals Originals scripted slate for H2 2022

Peacock has announced the premiere date schedule for a number Originals scripted slate for H2 2022, including all-new programming from upcoming dramas, comedies and kids titles. Peacock Original series include: Trigger Point, a six-part drama thriller from Jed Mercurio’s HTM Television, starring Vicky McClure and Adrian Lester.   Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, the spin-off […]

June 29, 2022

SkyShowtime adds to leadership team

SkyShowtime CEO Monty Sarhan has announced three key senior appointments to the company’s executive leadership team. The announcement comes as the new streaming service prepares to launch in more than 20 European markets before the end of the year. Sarhan commented: “A company’s greatest resource is its people and one of my top priorities has been […]

June 13, 2022By Nik Roseveare

KCP invests in Jellyfish Pictures

Private Equity house, Key Capital Partners (KCP), has completed a minority investment into Jellyfish Pictures. Jellyfish provides animation, visual effects (VFX) and art department services to media corporations around the world. Clients include Disney+, Netflix, DreamWorks, Apple TV, HBO, Sky, BBC and Amazon. Jellyfish Pictures has worked on a slate of well-known productions such as […]

March 1, 2022

Viaplay signs DreamWorks content deal

Viaplay and NBCUniversal Global Distribution have finalised a multi-year content partnership that makes Viaplay the exclusive streaming home of DreamWorks Animation series in all five Nordic countries (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland), the Netherlands and Poland. Starting this spring, Viaplay will offer younger viewers new NBCU kid-friendly programming, including over 400 episodes of DreamWorks TV […]

February 23, 2022

UPMG signs Banijay

Universal Music Publishing Group (UPMG) has announced the signing of Banijay, the global independent content creation and distribution group to exploit its music assets. Under the deal, UMPG will work with Banijay Brands which has a portfolio spanning some of the world’s most recognisable shows, including Peaky Blinders, Survivor, Temptation Island, Lego Masters and Hunted. […]

December 17, 2021

Netflix, Universal extend US animated movie rights

Netflix and Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG) have announced a multi-year, exclusive licensing deal in the US for animated feature films. The Netflix window will begin after a four month Peacock window.  This new agreement builds upon Netflix’s pre-existing Illumination output deal with Universal to now include DreamWorks Animation. Tentpole releases such as Minions: The […]

July 15, 2021

Australia: NBCU, Foxtel launch DreamWorks Channel

Foxtel and NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) have launched DreamWorks in Australia – the 24-hour channel dedicated to kids and family entertainment – offering Foxtel customers access to popular content from one of the world’s most recognisable animation studios. The DreamWorks channel currently airs in 34 territories across Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. […]

July 7, 2021

Hong Kong: NBCU launches DreamWorks on Now TV

NBCUniversal International has announced the launch of DreamWorks – the 24-hour, HD channel dedicated to kids and family entertainment – on the Now TV pay-TV service in Hong Kong. DreamWorks is available on Now TV immediately and on demand from July 19th, with programmes dubbed in Cantonese and Putonghua. The channel will be offered as […]

June 17, 2021

ACCESS, Fingerprint bring Kidomi app to vehicles

ACCESS Europe has partnered with Fingerprint Digital to bring children’s content to vehicles via the ACCESS Twine4Car in-vehicle infotainment system. The agreement enables kids and families worldwide to use Fingerprint’s Kidomi’s app through rear-seat entertainment screens while in the car. Kidomi is an all-in-one kids app delivering engaging, family-friendly content with thousands of hours of […]

March 24, 2021

DreamWorks deal for Sky Kids

In a boost to its kids programming having lost linear access to Disney content, and in a sign of the benefit of their common Comcast ownership, Sky and NBCUniversal Global Distribution have agreed a long-term partnership to bring Sky customers hundreds of hours of animated series featuring celebrated characters from DreamWorks Animation. The deal includes […]

October 19, 2020