Sony Digital Rapids Pixel Power calrec Sony

NELVANA AND DISCOVERY ANNOUNCE NAME FOR ITS KIDS PRODUCTION JOINT VENTURE

11/02/2019

NELVANA AND DISCOVERY ANNOUNCE NAME FOR ITS KIDS PRODUCTION JOINT VENTURE Two New Preschool Series The Dog & Pony Show and Agent Binky: Pets of the Universe Move Into Production

Patricia Burns Appointed Executive Manager and Supervising Producer

For additional media materials visit the Corus Media Centre

To share this release socially use: http://bit.ly/2N06JYZ

TORONTO, CANADA - February 11, 2019 - Corus Entertainment's Nelvana and Discovery, Inc. are pleased to officially launch their previously announced joint venture, redknot, greenlighting two new animated series and bringing on Patricia Burns as the company's Executive Manager and Supervising Producer.

redknot is named after the shorebird that travels between South America and Canada, among other parts of the globe. The name also includes the initials of Discovery Kids (DK), Discovery s pay TV network for preschoolers in Latin America, and Nelvana (N), Canada's best known producer of kids content.

Prior to joining redknot, Burns was most recently at Spin Master Entertainment where she was the Senior Director of Production, responsible for overseeing the production of all series and shorts including Paw Patrol, Bakugan: Battle Planet, and Hatchimals. In her new role, Burns will oversee redknot's full production and development slate.

Key executives from both parent companies including Scott Dyer, President of Nelvana, and Carolina Lightcap, EVP and Chief Content Officer of Discovery Latin America/US Hispanic, are members of the board.

This partnership combines two companies with decades of experience delivering great content to kids. says Dyer. This is an exciting new dimension to our growing relationship as redknot creates a pipeline of premium kids content for linear and digital markets around the world.

We're thrilled to see such momentum at redknot, with the greenlight of two fantastic animated series, exploring universal themes such as friendship and curiosity, that will delight kids and families throughout the world, says Lightcap.

To kick-start the new venture, redknot has greenlit two new animated series, The Dog & Pony Show and Agent Binky: Pets of the Universe.

Created by Little Airplane Productions Founder and CEO Josh Selig and produced by Patricia Burns, The Dog & Pony Show (52 x 11 minutes) centres on the friendship between two very different best friends, Dog and Pony, who embark on hilarious and unexpected adventures when they move to the big city from Rainbow Fjord. As they embark on the adventure of growing up and exploring their new world, things in SimpliCity turn from ordinary to extraordinary.

The Dog & Pony Show is about the sheer joy and thrill of exploring your own unlimited potential with your very best friend, says Josh Selig, CEO of Little Airplane Productions (A Studio 100 Company). We are delighted to be working together with redknot on this production.

Based on the acclaimed Kids Can Press graphic novels, written and illustrated by the award-winning author-illustrator Ashley Spires, Agent Binky: Pets of the Universe (52 x 11 minutes) is a new 3D-animated series following the adventures of Binky, a house cat with a curious and imaginative mind. Binky thinks he is a space cat on a mission to protect his human family from the biggest threat - alien attacks! With the help of his fellow P.U.R.S.T. agents (Pets of the Universe Ready for Space Travel), Binky will do anything to protect his humans from danger.

I am thrilled that Binky will be making the purr-fect leap from page to screen, says Ashley Spires. Pets are unfailingly loyal and, in my opinion, are the most important part of the family. Binky Adventure books reflect that! I'm honoured that redknot chose another one of my books to animate and I cannot wait to see these special characters come to life!

Both series will air on Discovery Kids Latin America and Treehouse Canada.

About Nelvana

Nelvana is a world-leading international producer and distributor of children's animated and live-action content. Nelvana produces a stable of award-winning and globally renowned brands that focus on comedies, preschool and boys action series and ancillary consumer products programs. Nelvana's content airs on Corus Entertainment's kids channels in Canada and in over 160 countries around the world. The Nelvana library has well over 4,000 episodes of programming and has received over 70 major international program awards including Emmys and Geminis. Visit the Nelvana website at nelvana.com.

Follow Nelvana Enterprises on Twitter @NelvanaEnt

About Discovery Kids:

Discovery Kids is the leading pay TV network for preschoolers in Latin America, offering premium content for kids 4-8 years old. The channel celebrates the joy of being a real kid, welcoming all kids and celebrating their differences and uniqueness, while encouraging them to have fun exploring their world. 2018 Discovery Inc., LLC, Discovery Kids and Discovery Kids' logo are trademarks of Discovery Inc. LLC. All rights reserved.

About Discovery:

Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery's portfoli
LINK: https://www.corusent.com/news/nelvana-and-discovery-announce-name-for-...
See more stories from nelvana

North America Stories

23/02/2019

Akamai and Encoding.com together at last!

When Encoding.com launched a decade ago, it was obvious to us that partnering with CDNs was good business. The more that video content was transcoded for multi...

22/02/2019

HPA Tech Retreat Panelists: AI in M&E is in its Infancy

Don Eklund, CTO for Sony Pictures Entertainment, sees a pretty simple explanation for why artificial intelligence has become such a prevalent technology today, ...

22/02/2019

HPA Tech Retreat: How Did 8K Media Get Here So Quickly?

That's what ROAM Consulting president Pete Putnam asked in his HPA Tech Retreat discussion of the apparently out-of-nowhere rise of 8K. But the presentation...

22/02/2019

HPA Tech Retreat: Advance of Digital Out-of-Home Screens

During this week's HPA Tech Retreat, BBC production standard lead Andy Quested reported on Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) screens, which are enjoying a robust 1...

22/02/2019

HPA Tech Retreat: A Look at HDR & the Ambient Light Issue

Sony Pictures chief technology officer Don Eklund presented a look at HDR bias light analysis. Put plainly, the colorist grades the content in a dark room, with...

22/02/2019

HPA Tech Retreat: Academy Color Encoding System Update

The Academy Color Encoding System (ACES), first introduced in late 2014, has made increasing inroads in the film industry. Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Scie...

22/02/2019

HPA Tech Retreat: Ways That M&E Is Embracing the Cloud

Western Digital global head of M&E/telco strategy Erik Weaver led a discussion among three other experts about where the media and entertainment industry is tod...

22/02/2019

HPA Tech Retreat: CDSA Promotes Trusted Partner Network

The Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA), in collaboration with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), are responding to next-gen threats w...

22/02/2019

HPA Tech Retreat: Managing Images for Consumer Displays

In August last year, Sony debuted a brand new line-up of Bravia Master Series 4K TVs, featuring the Netflix Calibration Mode, a setting that would match streami...

22/02/2019

HPA Tech Retreat: Drones, Photogrammetry as Useful Tools

Singularity Imaging founder/chief executive Eric Pohl discussed how drones and photogrammetry methods can be used to extract 3D information and create large poi...

22/02/2019

HPA Tech Retreat: Teradici, BeBop, Avid Talk Cloud Content Creation

For all the relatively recent tech innovations the media and entertainment industry has embraced, the ability to migrate content workflows to the cloud is near ...

22/02/2019

Streaming Summit at NAB Show to Focus on Monetization and Technology

Streaming Summit at NAB Show to Focus on Monetization and Technology -- Summit to feature nearly 100 speakers -- -- Includes new dedicated website -- WASHINGTO...

22/02/2019

Robert Chambers Named Associate VP, Community and Government Relations

Berklee College of Music has named Robert Chambers as associate vice president of Community and Government Relations. In his new role, he will oversee the dev...

22/02/2019

BPMI Showcases 2019 Artists Headed to Summer Festivals

Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI) presents its 19th annual Epic Event on Wednesday, March 6, at The Sinclair, showcasing artists chosen by students in the ...

22/02/2019

Emmy Winner Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Begins its Sixth Season Feb. 17, Exclusively on HBO

Emmy Winner Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Begins its Sixth Season Feb. 17,...

22/02/2019

Turner & Uyoung to Partner on New Animation IP

Turner & Uyoung to Partner on New Animation IP February 14, 2019 KIDSCREEN SUMMIT / MIAMI, FLORIDA - Turner Asia Pacific and UYoung - the well-known Chinese a...

22/02/2019

DC Collectibles will Smash into New York Toy Fair with DC Lucha Explosiva!

DC Collectibles will Smash into New York Toy Fair with DC Lucha Explosiva! February 15, 2019 Burbank, CA - Masks. Muscles. Mayhem. Mexican Luchadores and a n...

22/02/2019

Turner APAC Partners with TV Asahi on Super Shiro Series

Turner APAC Partners with TV Asahi on Super Shiro Series February 18, 2019 TOKYO/HONG KONG - Turner Asia Pacific and TV Asahi have announced a collaboration...

22/02/2019

HBO Invites GAME OF THRONES Fans to Bleed For The Throne in National American Red Cross Blood Drive

HBO Invites GAME OF THRONES Fans to Bleed For The Throne in National American ...

22/02/2019

SVG's [email protected] Show 2019 Blog Is Now Live

SVG's [email protected] Show 2019 Blog Is Now Live Your Source for all the latest sports-production-tech news leading up to, during, and after the Big Show ...

22/02/2019

Ratings Roundup: Despite Zion Williamson Injury, UNC-Duke Rises to Most-Watched Men's College Basketball Game in ESPN History

Ratings Roundup: Despite Zion Williamson Injury, UNC-Duke Rises to Most-Watched ...

22/02/2019

Italy's Rai To Start 8K Broadcasts in Time for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Italy's Rai to start 8K broadcasts in time for 2020 Tokyo Olympics By Will Strauss, Editor Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 15:09 Print This Story Italia...

22/02/2019

Behind the Mic: 2008 World Series Champion Ryan Howard Joins Baseball Tonight; MSG Duo To Call Three Games in 24 Hours

Behind the Mic: 2008 World Series Champion Ryan Howard Joins Baseball Tonight; ...

22/02/2019

NBC Sports Goes Deep To Cover NHL Sound Live and in Follow-Up Special

NBC Sports Goes Deep To Cover NHL Sound Live and in Follow-Up Special This weekend's Penguins-Flyers match will be hour-long Wired: Stadium Series By Dan ...

22/02/2019

Blizzard Entertainment Continues To Innovate in Year Two of Overwatch League

Blizzard Entertainment Continues To Innovate in Year Two of Overwatch League Enhanced OWL All-Access Pass, upcoming road shows highlight second season By Jason...

22/02/2019

Friday Tips: Demystifying the Limiter's Meter Options

Limiters are common mastering tools, so they're the last processor in a signal chain. Because of this, it's important to know as much as possible about ...

22/02/2019

The Switch to Introduce Digital Media Delivery Service, Enhanced At-Home Offering and eSports Service Offering at 2019 NAB Show

The Switch , a global leader of managed, private cloud services that enhances li...

22/02/2019

InSync Technology at the 2019 NAB Show

A specialist in motion compensated frame rate conversion, InSync Technology will demonstrate the superior-quality conversion available from its FrameFormer soft...

22/02/2019

Towers of Power: Litepanels Gemini Lights Up the Stars of ITV Hit Series Dancing on Ice

Litepanels Gemini 2x1 Soft LED panel is the behind-the-scenes star of the U.K. s...

22/02/2019

Artmotion Goes Live with PlayBox Neo AirBox and Cloud2TV

Artmotion, one of Kosovo s largest telecommunication and cable-TV service providers, has chosen PlayBox Neo AirBox Channel in a Box and Cloud2TV as the core pla...

22/02/2019

Grass Valleys Peter Centen Honored with Prestigious Dutch National Order

Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, congratulates Peter Centen on being awarded the Order of the Netherlands Lion for his significant contributions to Dutch society a...

22/02/2019

EditShare Flow 2019 Extension 2 Expands Support for Enterprise Installations

EditShare , a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, AQC and media management solutions, today announced the release of Flow 2019 Extension 2. The ...

22/02/2019

NAB 2019: Remote Production Control Over IP Now Available with Commander UI for BPswitch Systems

Broadcast Pix today announced the upgraded Broadcast Pix Commander, which allows...

22/02/2019

DVB to Make the Case for Standards-Based OTT at 2019 NAB Show

At the 2019 NAB Show, DVB, an industry consortium that develops open interoperable technical specifications for the delivery of digital media, will demonstrate ...

22/02/2019

Bannister Lake to Highlight New Feature Set and NDI Version of Chameleon Data Aggregation and Graphic Management Solution at 2019 NAB Show

Bannister Lake s industry-leading data and graphics management solution, Chamele...

22/02/2019

Yamaha Unified Communications Simplifies UC Deployments at Enterprise Connect

Yamaha Unified Communications is helping enterprises move toward consistent, simple, and high-quality collaboration experiences in any conference room and meeti...

22/02/2019

Videons EdgeCaster Earns Best of Show Award at ISE 2019

Videon, a cutting-edge developer of 4K and HD streaming products that enable users to move media from any source to any screen, today announced that its new Edg...

22/02/2019

IHSE USA Announces Draco compact ultra, All-New Prepackaged HDMI 2.0 Matrix KVM System

IHSE USA today introduced Draco compact ultra, a new, prepackaged KVM matrix sol...

22/02/2019

Digitally Recreating the Medieval City of Nottingham

The city of Nottingham perpetually exists in two states: the metropolitan center that it is today, and the fictional home of one of the world's most famous ...

22/02/2019

Cartoon Network to Unveil Victor and Valentino in U.S. and Latin America on Saturday, March 30

Cartoon Network to Unveil Victor and Valentino in U.S. and Latin America on Satu...

22/02/2019

February 21, 2019

Electric car batteries inspire safer, cheaper way to manufacture compounds used in medicines February 21, 2019 La Jolla, CA Recent advances in battery tech...

22/02/2019

Fighting Hunger is a Slam Dunk with American Tobacco Canned Goods Madness

Join American Tobacco for Canned Goods Madness Benefiting the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Together we can score BIG in the figh...

22/02/2019

Take Top-to-Bottom HyperSmooth Runs with Durtschi and Fitzpatrick

in the wild Feb 20, 2019 Were having some serious d j vu over here. Remember two years ago when El Ni o blessed the West Coast with more snow than rain do...

22/02/2019

New Add-ons from Bingoshakerz

New at shop.presonus.com Add-ons from Bingoshakerz! This is the first batch of add-ons we've received for the shop from this formidable production team an...

22/02/2019

SonalSystem Dream Pop Guitars new in the shop!

Immerse yourself in the rich sonic palette that is Dream Pop. Characterized by its slow-moving atmospheres and textures, SonalSystem's Dream Pop Guitars wil...

22/02/2019

Primetime Ratings: Mighty Masked Singer' Leads Fox to Win

Fox took Wednesday ratings, as a robust The Masked Singer led to a hearty 1.9 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and an 8 share. Runner-up NBC got a ...

22/02/2019

Jordan Rudess Features Ivory II On New Dream Theater Album: "Distance Over Time"!

Progressive music titans Dream Theater have released their newest album Distance...