Taiwanese animation group Next Media Animation (NMA) just signed a five year deal with Spike TV.
The animation group will produce content for Spike whenever the cable channel calls for them – meaning NMA doesn’t have a consistent time slot to fill on Spike TV, a source tells us. NMA will receive around $100,000 for its first Spike TV project – which will be a Charlie Sheen special that will air March 9th.
The terms of the contract state that Spike will pay Next Media on a per project basis.
While its animations often appear on Taiwanese broadcast news, NMA is essentially a web video producer here in the US as Americans watch its videos via YouTube. This deal with Spike could turn out to be huge for NMA as it finally gives them an official platform for exposure to an American television audience.
And that’s not all – Next Media is also in talks to produce content for a Spanish-language, South American news network. “Everything, but the price, is in agreement,” says our source.
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