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DOJ Approves Disney-Fox Deal

The much-talked about $71 billion deal between Disney and 21st Century Fox seems to be all set to go, as the U.S. Department of Justice has recently approved the bid, on the condition that Fox’s regional sports networks be excluded from the deal. The exclusion is meant to address separate monopoly concerns with regard to ESPN, under which Disney is required to sell the Fox Sports Regional ...

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Comcast Interested in Buying 21st Century Fox

By now, most everyone who would be interested in the information already knows that Walt Disney is in talks to buy 21st Century Fox. The news is already a big deal because more than 90% of mainstream entertainment production in the US is controlled by only five companies, and Walt Disney buying 21st Century Fox would reduce that number to four – but it’s doubly more important especially to ...

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Comcast Buys Dreamworks for 3.8 BILLION Dollars…But Illumination Entertainment wins?

Here are the details from the Press Release: NBCUniversal, a division of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA), today announced the acquisition of DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ: DWA). One of the world’s most admired family brands, DreamWorks Animation creates animated feature films, television series and specials, live entertainment and related consumer products. The studio will become part of ...

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Genius Brands and Comcast Launch New Kid Genius Channel

Genius Brands International has recently struck a deal with Comcast in order to launch a new kid-targeted channel on Xfinity On Demand. Dubbed the Kid Genius Channel, the new service aims to deliver “Smart TV for Kids” via Genius Brands’ rich library of kid-friendly content and experience in the preschool-oriented entertainment industry. The channel is slated to debut on fall 2015. GBI’s ...

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Genius Brands International and Comcast Team Up for Baby Genius

Global brand management company Genius Brands International has recently signed a partnership deal with Comcast over the distribution of their Baby Genius content. Under the new open ended agreement, Comcast will make all episodes of Genius Brands’ Baby Genius Nursery Rhymes and Baby Genius Baby Animals series available to Xfinity TV customers via online streaming or as digital downloads that ...

MAV TV Gets Crash Canyon
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MAV TV Gets Crash Canyon

US Cable broadcaster MAV TV will be debuting Breakthrough’s prime time animated series Crash Canyon, which will allow the show to reach 45 million homes via MAV TV’s affiliates, such as Comcast, Time Warner, and the Dish Network. Crash Canyon is developed by Joel Cohen (The Simpsons) and co-produced by Shaw Rocket Fund and Teletoon Canada. The debut is scheduled to premiere in August as ...

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Comcast announces plans for streaming video service

Netflix isn’t the only game in town for streaming video. Comcast on Wednesday announced plans to roll out a streaming video service called Xfinity Streampix and is likely to launch by the end of the year. Plans include for the service to work with Android devices as well as the Xbox 360. Comcast has already partnered with Disney, NBC Universal, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, and Cookie Jar ...

Disney and Comcast Enter a Carriage Deal
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Disney and Comcast Enter a Carriage Deal

Disney and Comcast have recently finalized a ten-year, comprehensive carriage deal that will result in Comcast getting rights to host Disney’s channels and properties on their Xfinity TV service. The deal will allow Comcast’s Xfinity subscribers to get exclusive access to Disney content on a wide variety of platforms, including TV, computers, tablets and smartphones. ...

4Kids brings Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's: Road to Destiny around the globe
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4Kids brings Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s: Road to Destiny around the globe

Yu-Gi-Oh! has long since become one of the most popular franchises of all time, launching first as the anime series in Japan. Since debuting in America, the phenomenon exploded, catching on as a trading card game (TCG), video games, books, posters, etc. The series even eventually broke out into sequels and other series, like Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and later Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s. Now, 4Kids ...

4Kids works with Sega on Dinosaur King
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4Kids works with Sega on Dinosaur King

Despite any rumors or troubles that 4Kids may be having, the company keeps on keeping on! Just recently, 4Kids Entertainment signed a few deals for the Dinosaur King animated series. The toon, based on Sega’s trading card game, will make it’s way to Turner Spain as well as GMTV in the UK. Now, Dinosaur King airs on TheCW4Kids in the US during the Saturday morning block, as well as ...

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Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s expands through Europe

4Kids Entertainment is hard at work to bring Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s to fans the world over. Starting later this year, season one of Yu-Gi-Oh 5D’s (which is the ninth season of the Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series storyline) will be air on CITV in the UK, Network Ten in Australia, AB Group in France, Mediaset in Italy, RTL2 in Germany, VAS in Latin America, TV2 in Denmark, Digiturk in Turkey, ...

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Comcast gets Disney on Demand

Now, Comcast users can get your Disney movies on demand through the SVOD subscription service. The package includes 20 hours of content, including 10 films and two shorter presentations, with new movies added weekly. The service showcases both classic and current Disney family movies. ...

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