Digital Television Russia Taps VlogBox for New Kids’ Content OTT Channels


Video content distribution and monetization platform VlogBox has partnered with leading Russian pay TV media company, Digital Television Russia (DTR), on the development of an extensive new set of kids' content OTT offerings. As part of the collaboration, VlogBox will work on seven CTV channels featuring the children’s programs Be-Be-Bears; Fantasy Patrol; Heroes

Genius Brands Adds Kerry Phelan to Manage Company Licensing and Merchandising


Genius Brands International, Inc. (Genius Brands), creator and licensor of multimedia entertainment content for children, has appointed Kerry Phelan to the newly created position of executive vice president & general manager of Global Franchise Management. She reports to both Andy Heyward, Chairman & CEO, and Harold Chizick, President of Global Content Sales, Marketing

Saturday Animation to Develop ‘Chase and CATCH’ with Unreal Pipeline


Saturday Animation Studio, a subsidiary of Montreal-based Digital Dimension Entertainment Group (DDEG), has announced the development of its first original animated series, Chase and CATCH, an animated action-comedy series for global distribution. The series (13 x 22”), targets boys age 7+ and will be produced in UHD CGI utilizing DDEG’s proprietary real-time pipeline based