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BKN, ToonMax in Co-Pro Partnership

BKN International and China’s ToonMax Media & Entertainment have signed a ten-year co-production deal, World Screen reports. The two companies will produce at least twenty-six episodes of local content; in addition, ToonMax will add BKN’s Legend of the Dragon to its weekday lineup in September.

MTVN Announces New Developments For MTV And Nickelodeon In China

MTV Music Zone, a subscription-based music service, will launch on May 1, 2005, as part of China Mobile’s Monternet service’s new music platform MO Music Channel, MTV Networks announced yesterday. China Mobile’s more than 200 million subscribers will be able to access MTV-produced music charts and entertainment news, as well as download music ringtones and […]

Disney TV (India) Programming Chief Interviewed

Indiantelevision.com has an interview with Nachiket Pantvaidya, head of programming and production for Walt Disney Television International (India).

CHAMP Gets Jetix

South Korea’s CHAMP animation channel—which is set to launch on May 2—will carry a branded Jetix block under a deal with Buena Vista International Television, World Screen reports. The one-hour block will air weekdays and feature W.I.T.C.H., Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!, and A.T.O.M. Alpha Teens on Machines.

Animax Gets Thailand Carriage

Animax Asia has reached a carriage deal with Thailand’s UBC, World Screen reports.

Cartoon Network Increases Local Programming in India

India’s Cartoon Network and Pogo channels will increase their localized programming, Business Line reports. Currently, the networks between them have nine full-time India-centric shows. Separately, Indiantelevision reports that India’s Cartoon Network has picked up the satellite rights to Greengold Animation’s 2D animated feature Vikram aur Betaal.

"Playhouse Disney" Coming to Korea

Korea’s Hello D will roll out Playhouse Disney today under a carriage deal with Walt Disney Television International, World Screen News reports.

Crest Studios Reports Loss in Latest Quarter

India’s Crest Animation Studios reported a net loss of five million rupees in the quarter ended December 31, compared to a loss of six million rupees in the same period a year ago, Indiantelevision reports. Crest revenues jumped 34% in the quarter to sixty-seven million rupees. For the nine months ended in December, Crest reported […]

Disney Rolls Out Thai Channels

P. Southern Network Company Co. will roll out Disney Channel and Playhouse Disney channel on cable platforms in Thailand, World Screen Daily reports, with full schedules expected to be in place by early 2006.

Japan To Open Graduate School in Animation

Japan’s Wao Corp. will establish the country’s first graduate school for animation studies, Big News Network reports. A two-year degree at the school will cost about $10,000 per year and will include courses covering the business side of animation.

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