Hearst pays US$81m for 25% stake in Awesomeness TV

Dreamworks has sold a 25% stake in its YouTube multichannel network (MCN) Awesomeness TV to Hearst for US$81.25 million (€65.34 million). The deal, which values Awesomeness TV at some US$325 million, marks a significant return on investment for Dreamworks, which bought the MCN for an upfront payment of US$33 million last May, with additional payments […]

Samsung and M-GO launch 4K VoD service

Samsung has launched an ultra high-definition (UHD) transactional VoD store on its line of 4K TVs in the US, in partnership with Technicolor and DreamWorks-owned on-demand service M-GO. The deal between Samsung Electronics America and M-GO will mark the first launch of a UHD transactional VoD streaming service in the US, according to the partners. The service […]

DreamWorks launches YouTube channel

Hollywood and family content studio DreamWorks has launched DreamWorksTV, a new YouTube channel programmed with original short-form live-action and animated shows. Brian Robbins will run the new channel having attracted significant volumes of viewers to his teen-skewed YouTube channel AwesomenessTV, which was acquired by DreamWorks last year. As well as the original short-form series there […]

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. […]

ProSiebenSat.1 secures DreamWorks movies

German free and pay TV broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has struck a master agreement with Constantin Film to secure rights to the films of DreamWorks SKG studios. The deal will cover all films from DreamWorks that begin shooting by the end of 2016 for which Constantin Media holds the German-language rights. The agreement gives ProSiebenSat.1 exclusive rights […]

Katzenberg eyes extended DreamWorks-Netflix deal

DreamWorks cofounder and CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg said that he hopes the programming deal his studio has with Netflix can run for more than the initial three years agreed. In July DreamWorks sealed a deal to make 300 hours of original animated series for Netflix. Speaking at MIPCOM in Cannes, Katzenberg told delegates: “The deal is […]

VimpelCom strikes on-demand deal with Paramount

Russian service provider VimpelCom has struck a long-term licensing agreement with Paramount Pictures for video-on-demand content. Subscribers to VimpelCom’s Beeline TV service will now be able to view Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks movies including Transformers, the Mission: Impossible series, The Ring, Shrek and Kung Fu Panda on-demand. Other titles to follow include Jack Reacher, Star […]

Netflix signs biggest deal to date with DreamWorks

Netflix says that its new deal for original programming from DreamWorks is its largest yet and will cover 300 hours of new programming. The streaming service and animation studio already had a programming deal in place with Dreamworks for Turbo: F.A.S.T., a TV spin-off from upcoming DreamWorks animated movie Turbo. The new deal will see […]

Netflix to make first original kids show with DreamWorks

Netflix is making its first original kids series. It is teaming with Hollywood studio DreamWorks to make animated show Turbo: F.A.S.T., a spin-off from upcoming DreamWorks animated movie Turbo. Turbo: F.A.S.T. (Fast Action Stunt Team) will launch on Netflix in December in the US and across the international territories in which the streaming service operates. […]

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 […]