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Turner Buys Icelandic LazyTown

LazyTown and Turner Broadcasting System (TBS), which runs the television channels CNN, TNT, TCM and Cartoon Network, among other operations, announced yesterday that Turner has acquired the Icelandic production company LazyTown.

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From left to right: Scheving, President of TBS Europe Jeff Kupsky and Director of TBS’ Children’s Programming Michael Carrington.

Turner is planning to market LazyTown, which produces children’s television series encouraging a healthy lifestyle for its youngest audiences, as well as develop the online LazyTown world, an international clothing and toys line, as stated in a press release.

The concept’s creator, Magnús Scheving, will remain the CEO of LazyTown within the Turner conglomerate and will continue to play the lead on the show, Sportacus. The production of a new series begins in Iceland early next year.

Turner’s investment is worth more than ISK 2.5 billion (USD 21 million, EUR 15 million) and is estimated to create up to 100 new jobs in the Icelandic film industry.

Click here to read more about LazyTown.

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