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Special Event: MIP-TV

Headline News Content 360 Call for Entries

Digital creators, interactive agencies and producers will have until January 19, 2009 to enter into the cross-media international competition, Content 360. The 46th MIPTV will be held in Cannes, France, from March 30-April 3, 2009.

Headline News International Digital Emmy Awards at MIPTV 2009

Reed MIDEM and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (I.A.T.A.S.) announced the launch of the fourth International Digital Emmy Awards (I.D.E.A.), to take place at MIPTV (March 30-April 3, 2009 Cannes, France). The call for entries runs until January 12, 2009.

The International Digital Emmy Awards are recognizing excellence in content created and designed for viewer interaction and/or delivery on a digital platform (i.e. interactive TV, mobile, internet, etc.) originating outside of the United States.

Headline News Fourth International Digital Emmy Awards Call For Entries Open

Reed MIDEM and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (I.A.T.A.S.), have announced the launch of the fourth International Digital Emmy Awards (I.D.E.A.), to take place at MIPTV (March 30-April 3, 2009 Cannes, France). The call for entries runs until January 12, 2009.

The International Digital Emmy Awards are recognizing excellence in content created and designed for viewer interaction and/or delivery on a digital platform (interactive TV, mobile, Internet, etc.) originating outside of the United States.

Headline News Record Participation At MIPCOM 2008

The 24th MIPCOM recorded its highest attendance figure of all time, driven notably by an increase in attendance from the "METRIC" countries and regions (Middle East, Turkey, Russia, India and China), as well as Ukraine.

At the close of the market on October 17, MIPCOM 2008 totaled 13,588 participants, an increase of 1.6% over the 13,371 industry professionals who attended in 2007. A total of 4,519 companies from 103 countries registered, of which 1,779 were exhibitors. The number of international buyers grew by 7.2%, from 4,242 in 2007 to 4,573 this year.

Headline News Postman Pat Continues To Deliver Sales Results All Around The World

Entertainment media company Entertainment Rights' internationally successful pre-school series POSTMAN PAT has launched on China's national television network, China Central Television (CCTV). ER also announces a number of key international broadcast agreements for the brand new series -- POSTMAN PAT: SPECIAL DELIVERY SERVICE (SDS).

Headline News Download the Latest Acrobat Edition of Animation World Magazine Now!

The latest Acrobat edition of Animation World Magazine is online, ready for download. In our featured article, Mary Castillo looks at some of the leading players in the rapidly growing world of virtual communities. Additionally, Jon Hofferman talks with composer extraordinaire Normand Roger about how to score with animators. Audrey Brown chats with veteran voice actor Corey Burton about STAR WARS, haunted mansions and all things Disney.

Headline News Super Why! Picked Up In U.K., Singapore, Korea

DECODE Enterprises, the distribution subsidiary of DHX Media, returned from MIPTV with a host of sales signed for Out of the Blue Enterprises' innovative, critically-acclaimed animated preschool show SUPER WHY!, including a deal with Nick Jr. in the U.K., the number-one rated commercial preschool channel from Nickelodeon U.K. DECODE Enterprises holds worldwide television rights to the series excluding the U.S.

Headline News BRB Presents The Latest Of The Imp At MIPTV

THE IMP, the most useless evil creature on TV, comes loaded with innovations for the MIPTV this week.

THE IMP series continues to be a stand out for sales: MTV Poland recently followed MTV Portugal's acquisition of the series, along with 2x2 TV Channel in Russia and Xeip Canal Once in Mexico.

The property celebrates its excellent audience ratings and great reception in the licensing world with the premiere of its official interactive website (www.theimp.tv ), that allows users to download free game and electronic postcards to mobile phones, PSPs or iPods.

Headline News Entertainment Rights And Transformers Taking Over

Entertainment Rights announced it has secured further significant broadcast agreements for the new TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED series (26x22) plus a 70-minute special episode.

Before MIPTV, the company has secured broadcast agreements in more than 80 territories including: Mediaset (Italy), Turner Broadcasting (Australia, Latin America and India), Jetix (Israel, Netherlands and Belgium), Network 10 (Australia), TV3 (New Zealand), Mediacorp TV12 (Singapore) and TV Globo (Brazil).

Headline News Four New Licensing Deals For Belgium's Studio100 From MIPTV

Belgian Studio100 has finalized several deals this week at MIPTV. They include:

SUPER MEGA HYPER PETS

Amberwood Productions announced it has concluded a co-production agreement with Belgium's Studio100 on a new animated series, SUPER MEGA HYPER PETS.

Produced entirely in HD, the 2D digitally animated action comedy series of 26 half hour episodes (52x11) is targeted at 4 to 6 year olds.

Headline News HIT Signs Smartoonz Distribution Deal

HIT Entertainment announced a strategic distribution and co-production agreement with Smartoonz, a division of Zeppelin Animation to distribute and sell three of its pre-school television shows around the world.

HIT has acquired the distribution rights to LITTLE FABLES, an animated pre-school show targeting 2 to 5 year olds and will co-produce MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO and CLAY PLAY, both of which are slated for delivery in 2009. HIT has also secured first option rights on all future properties from Smartoonz.

Headline News Decode Ent. And Scrawl Studios Co-Develop RPG High

Leading kids and family entertainment specialist DECODE Ent., a production subsidiary of DHX Media, has signed its second Canadian-Singaporean collaboration with Scrawl Studios for new animated series RPG HIGH (working title). The companies have also recently co-produced CLANG INVASION with Hong Kong's Agogo, which is launching at MIP TV.

Headline News Imira And Vooz To Collaborate On Myo & Ga

Imira Entertainment, Spain's leading production and distribution company specializing in youth programming, is joining forces with Korea's VOOZ Character Systems for a co-production deal signed at MIPTV.

VOOZ Character Systems, a specialist in character branding and creators of hit property PUCCA, and Imira are to co-develop and co-finance a brand new 3D animated series: MYO & GA: THE LIFE OF A HERO.

Headline News Echo Bridge Acquires Alliance Atlantis Int'l

Echo Bridge Entertainment has today signed an agreement to acquire, through a share purchase, Alliance Atlantis International Distribution from Goldman Sachs Capital Partners.

As a result of this transaction, Echo Bridge Entertainment would distribute rights to first run and catalog programming from Alliance Atlantis International Distribution worldwide, excluding Canada.

Headline News Video Previews From Toei Animation Europe

Toei Animation Europe S.A.S, a subsidiary of Toei Animation, will stream new trailers for a number of their most popular animated series on their corporate Web site (www.toei-animation.com). The video previews are available now.

Headline News Bakugan Continues World Domination

The BAKUGAN craze continues as the hit anime series is now ready to air on a number of Cartoon Network channels internationally, Nelvana Enterprises announced today in advance of MIPTV.

The action-adventure series aimed at boys aged 6 to 11 is already a broadcast and consumer products phenomenon in Japan and Canada, and premiered on Cartoon Network in the U.S. on February 24.

Headline News The Backyardigans Setting Up In Your Backyard

In advance of MIPTV, Nelvana Enterprises announced an agreement that provides worldwide home entertainment rights for THE BACKYARDIGANS to FremantleMedia Enterprises for all territories, excluding Canada and the U.S.

This landmark deal will see up to 60 episodes of the popular CG series available internationally on DVD for the first time.

Season 1 will be available in Japan, with Seasons 2 and 3 to be offered in many global territories except for Canada and the U.S., where they are already available.

Headline News Dead Space Animated Prequel Announced

Electronic Arts and Starz Media have announced they are developing an animated movie prequel to the highly anticipated sci-fi survival horror game DEAD SPACE.

The companies also have animation projects in development for two other EA franchises. The relationship kicks off with this DEAD SPACE prelude that will deliver new details on the horrifying tale the game will unleash this Halloween.

The script for the DEAD SPACE animated feature picks up the plot where the original comic book series ends and leads up to the beginning of the DEAD SPACE game.

Headline News MIPTV News Deadline Next Week!

Heading to MIPTV? Have announcements you want to reach the animation community? Then send them to us. Each year Animation World Network publishes a special edition of the Animation Flash newsletter in PDF form specifically geared toward the big show. It's the perfect place to get the word out about the properties you're bringing to Cannes. Please send your news to AWN's news editor Annemarie Moody at annemarie@awn.com. News deadline is March 24th.

Headline News Oggy 'Round The World

French animation company Xilam, has signed a slate of broadcast deals for the third season of its animated comedy OGGY AND THE COCKROACHES, they announced Tuesday.

In addition to French pay TV broadcaster Canal +, which is to air season three in fall 2008, other broadcasters signed up for more OGGY include Mediaset (Italy), VRT (Belgium), MTV Oy (Finland) and Noga (Israel).

Headline News It's Around The World For Horrid Henry

Independent producer Novel Entertainment closed an international sales and distribution deal with Little Bird Rights to distribute the popular HORRID HENRY TV animation series around the world (excluding the United Kingdom), the companies announced today.

Commissioned by CITV in the U.K., the 52 x 11 minute 2D series will be available to buyers at MIPTV 2008.

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