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Dreamworks to launch international kids channels

Dreamworks Animation is looking to launch a number of branded kids channels internationally and will work with Fox on this global roll out.

The company, run by chief executive Jeffrey Katzenberg, struck a distribution deal earlier this year with 20th Century Fox. It had previously worked with Paramount Pictures for distribution, both in the United States and internationally.

Katzenberg said that it would look to partner with Fox to launch a Dreamworks channel. 
”[Fox] has been very excited about the DreamWorks branded channel as something that their international team seems to have a lot of enthusiasm for, and we’ve had good momentum in our conversations with them. So we will look to find as many ways as we can to partner with Fox. They are a very, very, very strong, powerful force internationally in TV distribution. I think they have over 350 channels up and running today. So it’s hard to find a stronger, better force for us as we look at the international marketplace,” he said on a conference call following the company’s latest financial results.

Dreamworks’ TV slate currently includes Penguins of Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness and Monsters vs. Aliens for Nickelodeon and Dragons: Riders of Berk for Cartoon Network as well as a television series for forthcoming snail franchise Turbo for an as-yet-unannounced broadcaster.

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