Entertainment One Bolsters U.K. TV Brand Development

Canadian indie producer hires former Disney exec Eric Cambronne.

TORONTO – Canadian indie producer Entertainment One has named former Disney Consumer Products exec Eric Cambronne to head up product development in its London office, replacing Anthea Bull.

Cambronne will spearhead kids TV brands like Peppa Pig, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom and Humf that are driving growth at its U.K. operation.

The appointment comes as Toronto-based Entertainment One on Tuesday predicted it will beat market expectations with its upcoming results, not least on the strength of its Peppa Pig TV series, which just debuted in the U.S. market on Nick Jr.

“The group is trading well and expects to report results above current market consensus,” the producer reported in its interim management statement for the period since Oct. 1. 2010.

Entertainment One, which lists its shares on the London Stock Exchange, will see the Peppa Pig World theme park open in Hampshire, U.K. this April.