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  • WarnerMedia ups preschool, girls focus
    MIPTV: WarnerMedia Kids & Family is branching out into the preschool arena and increasing its focus on female-skewing programming.
  • Disney seeks 'optimistic' family content
    MIPTV: The Walt Disney Company in Europe, the Middle East and Africa is looking for “optimistic” content that families can watch together and repeatable comedies, according to its VP of animation for the region.
  • Portfolio promotes Reichert in sales team
    Canadian producer and distributor Portfolio Entertainment has promoted Chelsea Reichert to distribution manager as it looks to expand into premium scripted content.
  • VIS, Marc Anthony partner on second show
    MIPTV: ViacomCBS International Studios is set to collaborate on a second project with Puerto Rican singer Marc Anthony’s prodco Magnus Studios.
  • Sitcoms lead Distribution360 scripted push
    Canada-based sales house Distribution360 has moved into scripted, adding connected sitcoms The Parker Andersons and Amelia Parker to its kids’ and family catalogue.
  • Univision, Televisa agree $4.8bn merger
    US Hispanic broadcaster Univision has bought the content and media assets of Mexican media company Televisa in a US$4.8bn deal through which the companies will merge to form Televisa-Univision.
  • NBCU signs Superstore star Ash
    NBCUniversal in the US has struck an overall talent and development deal with Lauren Ash, star of NBC sitcom Superstore, which includes a comedy pilot.
  • Mercury on the rise
    Canadian studio Mercury Filmworks’ long-awaited push into original IP is bearing fruit, with Heath Kenny at the helm as chief content officer.
  • Zag adds e-commerce, legal execs
    France- and US-based animation studio Zag has appointed a VP of global e-commerce and a senior VP of legal and litigation.
  • Piwi+, ERT move to DinoCity
    MIPTV: Children’s pay TV channel Piwi+, part of France's Canal+, and Greek public broadcaster ERT are among the international firms to pick up preschool 2D animation series DinoCity.
  • WarnerMedia unveils EMEA kids team
    US conglomerate WarnerMedia has unveiled the leadership team for its kids division in EMEA, covering its Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Boing and Cartoonito channels.
  • Stan names Kugeler acting CEO
    Stan, Australia’s second largest streamer, has appointed chief financial officer Martin Kugeler as acting CEO.
  • Pandemic picks
    Programming about the experience of black, trans and Aboriginal communities are among the highlights of the shows on offer at this year’s Digital MipTV.
  • Fugget About It lands in Germany
    SVoD service Amazon Prime Video and broadcaster Comedy Central have both acquired Canadian animated sitcom Fugget About It for Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
  • MarVista, MiMO strike sales, copro deal
    LA prodco and distributor MarVista Entertainment has agreed a deal to distribute MiMO Studios content internationally and coproduce at least five family films with the New York-based company.
  • Indonesia tipped for VoD 'explosion'
    Indonesia has been singled out as a major emerging market for VoD platforms by Lionsgate, according to senior exec Rohit Jain.
  • Int'l networks try Counting With Paula
    Catalonian broadcaster TV3 has picked up preschool animated series Counting With Paula from Singapore-based Omen Studios.
  • France TV takes Bluey on board
    Public broadcaster France Télévisions has picked up Australian animated children’s series Bluey for its France 5 network.
  • WarnerMedia resurrects Hanna-Barbera
    US-based WarnerMedia is launching a new animation studio in Europe under the iconic Hanna-Barbera name.
  • Bomanbridge hires ex-Sky sales head Pas
    Singapore-based producer and distributor Bomanbridge Media has appointed former Sky Vision exec Peter Pas as commercial director.

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