Distribution360 inks deals for Canadian series at Banff

Universal Kids picks up marblemedia and Proper Television’s Driving Me Crazy, while Snapshots, The Mystery Files and others head overseas.

The Disappearance

Deals: WGN America, BYUtv, TLA Releasing

WGN America has picked up The Disappearance, TLA Releasing takes U.S., U.K., and French rights to M/M, plus more.

Justin Scroggie

Cooking up the next hit format

Justin Scroggie, CCO and partner of U.K.-based consultancy The Format People, talks to Playback about the ingredients for developing a successful format and selling it internationally.

Roberto Alcantgara Headshot

marblemedia hires primetime scripted boss (exclusive)

The new hire and an internal executive promotion come as the indie producer expands its slate of domestic series and international coproductions. (Scripted VP Roberto Alcantara, pictured)


marblemedia unveils plans for $60M Toronto waterpark

The Splatalot producer aims to create a next-generation theme park with digital storytelling and content at its core.

Plasma TV

marblemedia plans follow-up to Splatalot

The kids game show Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong! has been sold to Disney XD and YTV.


Distribution360 sells Splatalot to Nickelodeon

The kids obstacle course reality series, originally commissioned by YTV, the BBC and Australia’s ABC networks, will debut on the U.S. channel on Tuesday, July 17 with back-to-back episodes.


YTV’s Splatalot makes a splash with time-starved moms

Ted Ellis, VP of kids and family programming at Corus Entertainment, tells Playback Daily how the Canada-UK-Australia co-production meets his network’s co-viewing strategy goals.

Crash Canyon

Teletoon orders five new TV shows

Fugget About It, Just Kidding Kids among the new series, with Crash Canyon (pictured) and two others renewed.


Distribution360 sells TAC.tv to RTBF, launches MIPTV lineup

In the lead-up to Cannes, Distribution360 is bringing TAC.tv to Belgian broadcaster RTBF, and has unveiled its MIPTV slate.


Kids projects nab Bell Fund money

Of the 21 projects receiving production grants from the October 1 round of applications to the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, half are aimed at the kids demo


Splatalot: One woman’s story

When I was a kid, I always wondered what it would be like to compete on an obstacle course TV shows. On Friday, I lived the dream. They’re harder than they look.