Advanced Television


Memrise partners with DreamWorks’ Puss in Boots

Memrise, the language-learning app with more than 65 million users across 189 countries, has announced a partnership with the new DreamWorks Animation feature film, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (in UK cinemas on February 3rd), allowing users who want to learn Spanish engage in language lessons based on the words in the trailer(s) and […]

January 18, 2023

France: DreamWorks launches on SFR

NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-to-Consumer (NBCUIN & DTC) have confirmed the launch of DreamWorks – the 24-hour channel dedicated to kids and family entertainment – for the first time in France on SFR, available on linear and on-demand. This launch follows on the heels of the 2022 launches in Mexico, Chile and Brazil. DreamWorks is […]

November 21, 2022

Moley creators launch Two Daughters entertainment

The creators of animated character Moley have announced the launch of a new production company, Two Daughters Entertainment Ltd. The news comes as global kids and family distributor, Jetpack Distribution, inks a deal with China’s largest digital and new media distributor Jetsen Huashi and with Polish public service broadcaster TVP. The sub-distribution deal will bring […]

August 18, 2022

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