Thursday, February 23

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Throwback Thursday – 5 Doordarshan TV Shows That Will Make 90s Kids Nostalgic

Throwback Thursday – 5 Doordarshan TV Shows That Will Make 90s Kids Nostalgic

Animation, Channels, Top Stories
With the news of SRK’s Circus back on Doordarshan (DD), we think DD is on a major nostalgia spree. DD and its iconic shows are always our favorite. With the Indian TV Industry growing, we still love DD for its awesome old shows which are truly treasure trove. According to new agency reports, DD is also planning to bring back some shows on the channel due to the tremendous amount of requests for the programmes which are still fresh in the minds of people. Here we list out 5 awesome DD shows that will definitely make you smile while we take you down the memory lane: Malgudi Days Based on RK Narayan’s popular novel, it followed the lives of the ordinary folk living in the fictitious town of Malgudi. The town of Malgudi felt so real that people actually went in search of this place
Disney Networks celebrates Black History Month

Disney Networks celebrates Black History Month

Animation, Channels, Headlines
Disney channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior will present a series of “Be inspired” interstitials focused on African-American heroes. The initiative starts with the story of Charles Alfred “Chief” Anderson Sr., an African-American pilot known as the “Father of Black Aviation.” This Disney Channel and Disney XD interstitial, hosted by Nathaniel Potvin (MECH-X4), is meant for children between the ages of 6 and 14. On February 8, Doc McStuffins will introduce 2- to 7-year-old Disney Junior and Disney Channel viewers to a number of notable men and women, including Stephanie R. Grant, a pilot who led the first all-female African-American flight crew to operate a commercial airliner. Also throughout the month, Disney Channel will broadcast interstitials that pay tribute to such African Ameri
The Furchester Hotel Children’s series streams on Netflix

The Furchester Hotel Children’s series streams on Netflix

Animation, Channels
Sesame Workshop and CBeebies’ Award-Winning Children’s Series The Furchester Hotel Expands its Reach The Furchester Hotel, the award-winning co-production by Sesame Workshop and the BBC’s preschool children’s channel CBeebies, began streaming on Netflix in multiple territories yesterday. The live action series, set in an “almost” world-class hotel run by a close-knit family of cheerfully chaotic monsters, also features Sesame Street favorite friends Elmo and Cookie Monster. The Furchester Hotel, which premiered on CBeebies, will have 26 x 11-minute episodes. As guests arrive at the hotel, they are greeted by owner Funella Furchester, her loving husband, Furgus Fuzz, and their daughter, the unflappable Phoebe Furchester-Fuzz.  Phoebe’s cousin Elmo, visiting on an extended holiday, and
Nickelodeon and Viacom plans for Undersea Resort in Asia

Nickelodeon and Viacom plans for Undersea Resort in Asia

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Viacom Media Networks first resort in Southeast Asia is slated to open in 2020 Viacom International Media Network (VIMN) is collaborating with Asian resort developer Coral World Park Undersea Resorts on a new Nickelodeon resort and attraction in the Philippines. The attraction will be part of Coral World Park Undersea, a 400-hectare development in the Philippine province of Coron, Palawan that is expected to open in several steps starting in 2018 and is described as the world’s first undersea attraction. Nickelodeon’s part of the resort is slated to open in 2020 and will consist of 70 hectares for accommodation and 30 hectares for the themed attraction. Inspired by some of Nickelodeon’s most popular properties, such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Dora the E
Discovery Kids announces new series of ‘Sheikh Chilli and Friendz’

Discovery Kids announces new series of ‘Sheikh Chilli and Friendz’

Animation, Channels
Sheikh Chilli and Friendz second season to premiere early in 2017 Going strong on its go-local drive, Discovery Kids has announced the second season of Sheikh Chilli and Friendz. Slated to premiere early 2017, the channel is committed to bring refreshingly new, clutter-breaking and heart-warming entertainment to millions of its fans across India. “Sheikh Chilli and Friendz will be one of the most endearing series on Indian television. Each character has been crafted to offer unmatched entertainment and will reset the narrative of kids’ content. Nothing stimulates mind more than an overwhelming emotion of humour and this series will offer it in abundance," said Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific vice president - entertainment products – South Asia Rajiv Bakshi. The show revolves around th
Disney to create Mini-TV series for Snapchat

Disney to create Mini-TV series for Snapchat

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The Walt Disney Company’s U.S. television arm will create shows for Snap Inc’s Snapchat, Disney announced on Wednesday, in Snapchat's latest deal with a major U.S. media company. Financial terms were not disclosed. Snap, which is preparing for next year's initial public offering, has signed a variety of advertising and content agreements this year with Viacom, Comcast’s NBCUniversal and Time Warner Inc’s Turner Broadcasting System Inc. Media companies such as Disney partner with Snapchat in an effort to reach the type of younger viewers the social media company targets, which increasingly eschew traditional television. The two had previously worked together for a special Live Stories, a Snapchat feature that curates user-submitted photos and videos tied to a specific event, around ABC
PBS Kids to premieres TV movie ‘Splash and Bubbles’

PBS Kids to premieres TV movie ‘Splash and Bubbles’

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PBS Kids invites youngsters and their family as it premieres the first television movie event for its pre-school property Splash and Bubbles, from the Jim Henson Company. “One Big Ocean” will launch in tandem with the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and live stream announced in February on Monday, January 16, and air across all its platforms. The one-hour special will teach kids about marine life and explore how small gestures can make big ripples across a larger community as the Reeftown friends learn that we are all part of one big ocean. “One Big Ocean” will also repeat throughout the month on PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS 24/7, as well as being available for free through pbskids.org and the PBS KIDS Video App for mobile and OTT. Splash and Bubbles also gets a new sand-art design game on pbskids.org
Pogo gears up for Christmas with content line up

Pogo gears up for Christmas with content line up

Animation, Channels
Pogo gears up this December with two new movies, power packed episodes, exciting contests and the year’s biggest blockbusters for all its fans. Saturdays and Sundays get way more exciting with the launch of a brand new show APPU - The Yogic Elephant; the adventures of an elephant calf named Appu who makes friends with a little girl, Neena and her pet dog Tiger. Glued together by friendship and fuelled by courage, the trio set out on a series of adventures to discover new yogic powers – every weekend at 8:30am. Super Bheem and his friends set out on their most exciting adventure yet in a brand new movie, ‘Super Bheem: Fire and Ice’ which premieres on 25 December, 2016 at 10.30 am. A Prince of fire and a Queen with a vengeance promises to make the tale action-packed and a visual treat fo
Amazon Prime India partners with TV Asahi for Anime Content Streaming

Amazon Prime India partners with TV Asahi for Anime Content Streaming

Channels, Licensing, Merchandise
  Amazon has announced partnership with TV Asahi Corporation, one of Japan’s leading private broadcasters for Amazon Prime India’s subscription streaming home content. TV Asahi’s all-time favorite kids’ cartoons like Doraemon, Shin Chan, and Ninja Hattori would be available for Indian audiences. Each of the shows will be available to Amazon Prime Video India members with refreshed new episodes. “Amazon Prime Video in India aims to be home to a diverse mix of beloved kids’ content and be the preferred entertainment choice for kids in India.” said Nitesh Kripalani, Director and Country Head, Amazon Prime Video India. “The popularity of Japanese anime has grown immensely and TV Asahi Corporation is one of Japan’s leading private broadcasters who we already have a content licensing a
New Season of Pocoyo exclusive to YouTube

New Season of Pocoyo exclusive to YouTube

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YouTube Kids has struck an exclusive deal for new episodes of Spanish children’s series Pocoyo. YouTube and its children’s app, which is now live in 26 countries around the world, will be the exclusive home to season four of the preschool animated show. It marks the first time Pocoyo will be available to viewers first via YouTube rather than a broadcaster. The new season will be available from tomorrow in Spanish and Portuguese and from November 28 in English. The series follows curious, fun-loving boy Pocoyo and his friends as they search for challenges, new friends and stories to learn. The new episodes will see another female character, while Pocoyo will leave his traditional white-background environment to enter different worlds. “Season four of Pocoyo is truly a global show and