Entertainment One sells raft of ‘Peppa Pig’ seasons into Korea

Entertainment One has sold a raft of seasons of Peppa Pig into Korean educational broadcaster EBS. EBS has picked up the rights to seasons five, six and seven, which are premiering to audiences in South Korea this year. EOne has also appointed EBS as the licensing agent for Peppa Pig, where it will manage consumer […]

BBC First among nets hearing A Word

BBC First in the Benelux region is among five buyers of Keshet International’s British drama The A Word. UKTV in New Zealand, Polish pubcaster TVP, Brazilian cable and satellite provider Globosat, and South Korean public service network EBS are the other networks to acquire the BBC One six-parter, which soon launches a second season. Amazon […]

New Korean home for Peppa Pig

Global preschool hit Peppa Pig will launch on pay TV in South Korea later this month. The show, which is owned and distributed by eOne, will go on the CJ Tooniverse cable channel from October 10. The kids net is part of the CJ E&M stable of channels. The show previously played on free-TV channel EBS […]

Scandi pubcasters buy Universum docs

Public broadcasters in Scandinavia have bought documentary programming from Austria’s ORF. DR in Denmark took a selection of Universum-branded docs, including Africa’s Wild West and Wild Venice, which has been a big seller for ORF Enterprises, ORF’s commercial arm. DR and Sweden’s SVT have also committed to ORF’s next 4K two-parter The Canary Islands, which […]

News brief: Asian nets go wild for factual

Broadcasters across Asia have acquired wildlife programming from distributor Bomanbridge Media. Among the deals Radio Television Brunei has bought Turf War and Animal Atlas, EBS in South Korea has taken Shark Junction while compatriot OBS bought Year in the Wild, Cheetahs of the Deep, Venom Island and Tribes, and Thai Public Broadcasting acquired Animal Atlas. […]

EBS, Bethel Global cross The Bridge

Korean educational broadcaster EBS has hooked up with drama coproduction facilitator The Bridge and Bethel Global Media Content for what’s being described as a first-of-its-kind partnership. EBS and Bethel have signed an agreement with The Bridge, which is a joint venture between UK-based Argonon and producer Amanda Groom that aims to partner British producers with […]

Asian nets build with Bomanbrigde shows

Toggle in Singapore in among buyers of shows from local Asian distributor Bomanbridge Media. Toggle has bought Nutri Ventures, while Nine Media Corporation in the Philippines bought 50 hours of current affairs shows. Oman TV took seasons two and three of Animal Atlas, while Hong Kong’s i-Cable bought Extraordinary Dogs. EBS in South Korea has […]

9 Story strikes Asian deals for toon series

Canada-based producer and distributor 9 Story has shopped a raft of programing to broadcasters in Asia ahead of the ATF market, which kicks of in Singapore nextweek. Singaporean broadcaster MediaCorp has acquired 80x11mins series Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood and Korea’s Daekyo Kids has picked up 26x11mins Erky perky. In Thailand, True Visions has bought a 200-hour […]

Kids TV seriously

Today’s kids have an endless array of entertainment choices. From Disney, Nickelodeon and Turner Broadcasting TV channels to films, music videos, social media and console & casual gaming, there’s enough compelling content out there to occupy them 24/7. Is there a place for factual programmes in that mix? Andy Fry investigates The overwhelming majority of […]