DreamWorks Animation


Netflix extends DreamWorks Animation deal to include Universal properties

Netflix has struck an expanded relationship with Comcast-NBCUniversal-owned DreamWorks Animation in a move that will initially see animated series Fast & Furious debut on the subscription video-on-demand service. Following Comcast-NBCUniversal’s acquisition of DreamWorks Animation in 2016, which pitched Comcast head-to-head with Disney in the kids and family programming market, Netflix said it had expanded its […]

Comcast completes US$3.8bn DreamWorks takeover

Comcast is set to go head-to-head with Disney in the kids and family sector after NBCUniversal completed its US$3.8 billion takeover of DreamWorks Animation. The deal hands Comcast’s entertainment wing NBCU franchises such as Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon, online assets in the shape of multichannel operator AwesomenessTV, and a […]

DreamWorks channel launches in MENA via beIN

The DreamWorks channel is due to launch in Arabic on the beIN platform in the Middle East and North Africa next week. The 24-hour DreamWorks channel will broadcast DreamWorks Animation content and will help expand DreamWorks outside the Asia Pacific region – where it launched for the first time in July 2015. “We are glad […]

DreamWorks deal cleared

NBCUniversal’s US$3.8 billion (€3.4 billion) deal for DreamWorks Animation has gained regulatory clearance from the US Department of Justice, according to Comcast. The deal is expected to close in coming months, an NBCU rep told a number of US news outlets via email. The DOJ has found no threat in the proposed deal, which will […]

Comcast agrees US$3.8bn DreamWorks Animation buyout

Comcast’s NBCUniversal is buying DreamWorks Animation, in a deal valuing the cartoon studio around US$3.8 billion. A deal had been expected after news of advanced talks broke earlier this week. Family-focused DreamWorks will become part of Comcast’s entertainment arm, NBCU, following the agreement, which will significantly bolster Comcast in its bid to rival The Walt […]

Netflix deploys new release model for Madagascar kids series

Netflix will release its upcoming kids series All Hail King Julien in installments, eschewing the simultaneous release model it has pioneered for the first time. DreamWorks Animation is producing the original series, which is a spin-off of its hit feature Madagascar, for Netflix as part of wider programming pact between the pair. The series focuses […]

Samsung closes Video and Media Hub, transitions to M-GO

Samsung is set to close its Samsung Video and Media Hub at the end of this month, transitioning users over to the M-GO movie and TV rental service.  Announcing the move, Samsung said that the decision was part of its ongoing strategy to deliver “great content experiences” on Galaxy mobile devices and Samsung smart TVs. […]

AwesomenessTV pays US$15m for YouTube channel operator

Digital teen channel manager AwesomenessTV has acquired YouTube multichannel network Big Frame for US$15 million (€10.9 million). AwesomnessTV is one of the largest digital channels and content providers and will count online talent incubator Big Frame among its assets once the deal closes in April, subject to various regulatory approvals. The agreement is for US$15 […]

Netflix orders trio of DreamWorks originals

Netflix has ordered three new kids series from DreamWorks Animation as part of the ongoing programming deal between the streaming service and kids studio. The lemur character from DreamWorks animated feature Madagascar will get his own series, King Julien, and there will also be a Puss in Boots series based on the classic story and […]

DreamWorks Animation joins tablet market

US-based DreamWorks Animation is to launch a tablet that will offer in-house content and programming from rivals such as Disney and Nickelodeon. The DreamTab is the result of a DreamWorks partnership with manufacturer Fuhu and will be an eight-inch device aimed at children costing under US$300, according to The New York Times. A 12-inch device […]