Hasbro will acquire eOne in an all-cash transaction valued at ~$4 billion, expanding Hasbro’s preschool business with Peppa Pig, PJ Masks, and Ricky Zoom.
Nickelodeon announced the launch of an all-new PAW Patrol special, PAW Patrol: Ready, Race, Rescue, with Walmart serving as the exclusive launch partner.
eOne announced Nickelodeon as it’s top-tier distribution partner for Ricky Zoom in the U.S., which is set to launch series one on September 9.
The all-new Masters of the Universe: Revelation series, created by Kevin Smith and based on Mattel’s popular 80s toy line was announced.
CBS Corp. and Viacom have entered into a definitive agreement to combine in an all-stock merger, creating a combined company with more than $28 billion in revenue.
Gutsy Animations appointed WildBrain to develop a global YouTube strategy for Moominvalley, the new animated adaptation of Tove Jansson’s classic stories.
Viacom/Nick will acquire Paws, Inc., the entity holding global intellectual property rights to the Garfield and the U.S. Acres franchises.