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UK competitions watchdog CMA to probe Hasbro’s $4bn takeover of eOne

Hasbro’s $4bn takeover of Entertainment One is to face probing from the Competition and Markets Authority over whether the proposed acquisition would result in a ‘substantial lessening of competition’ under UK rules. It appeared that the bid was a done deal in all but its name when eOne and Hasbro …

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eOne grows Peppa Pig in South Korea with EBS

Entertainment One continues to expand the presence of its popular pre-school series, Peppa Pig, across Asia having secured a new slot with the South Korean free-to-air broadcaster EBS. Under the new deal, series five, six and seven will premiere to audiences for the first time in South Korea this year. Entertainment …

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Entertainment One posts a £43.9m loss in latest financials

Entertainment One has revealed a £43.9 million loss in the first quarter of the year, according to the latest financial reports surrounding the Peppa Pig owner. The reports have emerged just a matter of days before Hasbro puts its takeover offer of £3.3 billion to a shareholder vote. The toymaker …

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BLE 2019: Entertainment One see continues growth for Peppa Pig, PJ Masks and Ben & Holly

Entertainment One has reported a strong performance for its popular pre-school IP Peppa Pig, PJ Masks, and Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom across the UK. The licensor unveiled a raft of new partnerships and marketing activity designed to put the properties firmly into the spotlight at Brand Licensing Europe 2019 …

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Ricky Zoom races onto UK screens with Nick Jr. and Milkshake!

Entertainment One’s new pre-school property, Ricky Zoom, is continuing to zip around the globe, with news that the animated series will launch to Nick Jr. this October, followed by Channel 5’s pre-school programming block, Milkshake! in May next year. Series one of the new show will air on Nick Jr. …

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eOne revs up Ricky Zoom international broadcast and licensing activity

Entertainment One is revving up activity around its new pre-school animated property, Ricky Zoom with a line-up of new broadcast and licensing partners ahead of the global launch of the series this autumn. The Turkish network, Minika Cocuk brings the new CGI action adventure comedy to screens today, while free …

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Hasbro buys eOne for $4bn; plans to move ‘significant portion’ of toy business in house

Hasbro will look to move a ‘significant portion’ of Entertainment One’s toy business in-house, following its £3.3bn acquisition of the British studio and majority share owner of the Peppa Pig brand. The US toy maker agreed to the purchase of eOne this week, marking a major strategic step by Hasbro …

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Amscan readies Peppa Pig party goods as it expands the pre-school property offering

Amscan International has confirmed the launch of a line of Peppa Pig party goods, expanding the consumer product roll-out for the hit pre-school property as it joins the company’s popular Peppa and George dress up collection and balloons. The new range is available to pre-order now and will be ready …

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Entertainment One’s pre-school hit PJ Masks is getting a fourth season

Entertainment One’s hit pre-school series, PJ Masks is gearing up for a fourth season, with 52 new 11-minute episodes scheduled to land on screens from April next year. Produced by eOne and Frog Box, in collaboration with broadcaster, Disney Junior, series four will see the show’s heroes, Catboy, Owlette and …

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