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Telescreen (company)

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Telescreen BV
IndustryAnimation, Production
Founded1983
Defunct1998 (Japan)
HeadquartersNetherlands and Finland, formerly Japan
Area served
Worldwide
ProductsChildren's television shows
ParentMade 4 Entertainment (Studio 100)

Telescreen B.V. (formerly known as Telecable Benelux B.V.) is a Netherlands-based television production company that was acquired by the German company Made 4 Entertainment (m4e) in 2008. It has produced and distributed children's TV series such as Miffy, Moomin and Alfred J Kwak since 1983.

The international Consumer Products department manages and develops the merchandising programs of animated properties worldwide, such as Frog & Friends and Lizzie McGuire.

As licensing agent, they also represent some of the world's major entertainment companies in the Benelux territory, such as: BBC Worldwide, Turner Broadcasting, Chapman Entertainment and Aardman Animations.

The company services the full range of children's entertainment production, from animation production, TV distribution, home entertainment, consumer products, royalty administration to artwork coordination and creation.

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Moomin (1990 TV series)

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Lizzie McGuire

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Benelux

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Chapman Entertainment

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History

Telescreen B.V. was founded in 1983 under the name Telecable Benelux BV by Dennis Livson and Jos Kaandorp. In 1994, the name Telecable Benelux B.V. was changed into Telescreen B.V. Soon thereafter, Livson sold the company to the giant Japanese entertainment firm Mitsui & Company, which acquired the company through a spin-off subsidiary, Pri-mation Media B.V.

In 1998, Dutch producer & distributor Palm Plus Produkties acquired Pri-mation Media, becoming the holding company for it and, as a result, Telescreen.

In December 2008, the German brand management & media company Made 4 Entertainment (m4e) acquired Telescreen. In 2017, Studio 100 Media acquired a majority share in m4e, with their share increasing to 100% in 2020, making Telescreen B.V. and its library a subsidiary of Studio 100.

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Moomin (1990 TV series)

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Comet in Moominland (film)

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King Rollo Films

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Source: "Telescreen (company)", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telescreen_(company).

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References
  • "Introduction". Telescreen. 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-19.
  • "History". Telescreen. 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-19.
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