‘Mighty Little Bheem’ India’s first animation show for children on Netflix now a global hit

June 10, 2019

India’s animation series ‘Mighty Little Bheem’ is now a win as Netflix’s first Indian original animation show for kids has become the first to break a geographical barrier in just over a month. As per the video streaming service, the spin-off of Indian studio Green Gold Animation’s popular kids’ franchise ‘Chhota Bheem’ has become Netflix’s […]

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Netflix acquires children’s media brand StoryBots

May 13, 2019

Netflix has acquired StoryBots, the company behind the original Netflix children’s series “Ask the StoryBots.” StoryBots was founded by Gregg and Evan Spiridellis, the creators of JibJab. The price of the acquisition will be immaterial to Netflix, according to reports. The acquisition marks a turn for the company toward buying intellectual property. It’s Netflix’s second […]

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Tubi signs content deal with MGM Television

May 8, 2019

Tubi (, the world’s largest ad-supported video on demand (VOD) service announced it has entered a content partnership deal with MGM Television to become the exclusive home for all 15 seasons of The Apprentice franchise. Hosted initially by Donald Trump, then Arnold Schwarzenegger, fans of the franchise will relive moments from such recognizable competitors as […]

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Dolly Parton signs licensing deal with IMG

May 4, 2019

Dolly Parton, the most honored female country musician of all time, from America has appointed IMG as her first exclusive global licensing representative. Parton is already a client in North America of IMG partner company WME, where she signed in 2018. The multi-year partnership will see IMG work with Dolly to create a lifestyle brand […]

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Aurora World highlights a new era for YooHoo at Licensing Expo

April 24, 2019

Leading character and content company Aurora World is expecting a stronger response than ever to its hit brand YooHoo from visitors to the Korean Pavilion at Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. It’s already been an amazing year for YooHoo. The global launch of the pre-school animated series YooHoo to the Rescue took place on Netflix […]

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Netflix added nearly 10mln subscribers in Q1

April 18, 2019

Netflix, Inc has released its first-quarter 2019 financial results. Netflix generated $4.5 billion in revenue, while average streaming paid memberships increased 26% year over year and ARPU decreased 2% year over year due to currency headwinds. The company’s paid net adds subscribers in Q1 were 9.6 million (with 1.74m in the US and 7.86m internationally), […]

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India to be among top-10 entertainment and media markets by 2021: Study

April 2, 2019

India’s per capita media and entertainment spending will be capped at a mere 32 dollars by 2021 compared to 222 dollars in China and 2,260 dollars in the United States, according to an ASSOCHAM-PwC joint study. India is one of the fastest growing entertainment and media territories in the world, with a CAGR of 11.7% […]

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‘Friends’ to now stream on Netflix in India, as it leaves Hotstar

April 1, 2019

Popular sitcom Friends will now be available on Netflix in India, in addition to its permanent home on fellow streaming service Hooq, which is partially owned by Warner Bros., the company that helped produce the iconic show. Friends was previously also available on Hotstar in India, as part of its tie-up with Hooq, but that […]

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YouTube denies reports on plans to cancel high-end dramas, comedies

March 25, 2019

YouTube has denied reports on plans to cancel high-end dramas and comedies on its paid service platform. Earlier Bloomberg reported that the platform has stopped accepting new pitches for high-budget scripted shows. YouTube has several high-end dramas and comedies currently in production and will soon reveal new and returning series, says report. There is direct […]

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Netflix to create original anime series with 3 production houses

March 18, 2019

Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, has entered into partnerships with Anima, Sublimation. and David Production. On top of Netflix’s earlier deals with Production I.G and bones in 2018. These production houses and Netflix will jointly create original anime series including the animated series Altered Carbon: Resleeved from Anima. Altered Carbon is based on […]

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Rocket to manage licensing for new animated series from Matt Groening

March 15, 2019

Independent licensing company Rocket Licensing has been appointed by brand owner Bapper Entertainment Inc. to manage licensing in the UK and Ireland for Disenchantment, the new adult animated comedy series from Matt Groening, streaming on Netflix. The series takes place in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland. It follows the adventures of a hard-drinking princess […]

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The Roald Dahl Company signs exclusive content deal with Netflix

November 30, 2018

Netflix and The Roald Dahl Story Company have jointly announced that Netflix is coming up with an exclusive new slate of original animated event series, based on the books from the acclaimed author’s library, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, The Twits, and other beloved titles. As per the association, Netflix will […]

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Netflix to develop new series on ’The Chronicles of Narnia’

October 4, 2018

Netflix has announced plans to develop “new series and film projects” based on C.S. Lewis’s ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ book series. Netflix has already adapted popular books into new TV shows and films such as To All The Boys I Loved Before movie and the upcoming Chilling Adventures of Sabrina series, which is based on […]

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Genius Brands signs license deal with Bendon for ‘Llama Llama’

September 27, 2018

Following the recent announcement of Netflix’s renewal of season two of the Llama Llama animated series, the momentum continues for the brand with Genius Brands finalizing a new licensing agreement with leading children’s consumer product company, Bendon Inc. Bendon will create a line of branded coloring and activity books featuring the Llama Llama characters, which […]

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