Sky Cinema launching pop-up animation channel

Sky Cinema is to launch new pop-up Animation channel. Sky Cinema Animation, which will debut on October 14 and run on-air for three weeks will deliver family-friendly animated content. The channel will air on Sky channel 306 and is timed to coincide with the October half-term holiday, with movies aired on it to be available […]

Comcast invests in ex-DreamWorks exec’s VR start-up

Comcast has led a round of investment in Spaces, a VR firm founded by entrepreneurs including Brad Herman, the former CTO of DreamWorks, the animation studio recently acquired by Comcast. The cabler’s investment arm, Comcast Ventures, led the US$3 million funding round. Spaces will be run by video games veteran Shiraz Akmal as CEO, alongside […]

Boomerang repositions as all-animation channel

Turner Broadcasting System is repositioning its Boomerang kids channel as an all-animation youth and family-targeted network. The news was announced by both Gerhard Zeiler’s international division, which runs Boomerang in 13 territories, and Christina Miller, president and general manager of Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang, and means Boomerang is positioned as a ‘second flagship’ channel after […]

DreamWorks confirms daily YouTube series

Animation studio DreamWorks is launching YouTube Nation, a daily series that will showcase the best new content on the online video site. YouTube Nation will appear exclusively on YouTube and is the first daily series produced by DreamWorks Animation. It also marks the first time the YouTube brand has been used for a daily programme. […]