Peanuts Leaves United Press For Universal's Digital Offering

United Feature Syndicate have just had their ball pulled from under their feet. And are currently spinning through the air going "Aaugh!", as pictured, before landing on the ground in February.

That's when the classic Peanuts strip will no longer be syndicated by United Feature Syndicate, which launched the strip over sixty years ago.  And while the late Charles Shulz's famous strip Peanuts has been in reruns since the creator's passing ten years ago, it's still a popular newspaper strip.

But now its saying goodbye to the only company that has syndicated it nationally since its beginning. Still carried by thousands of newspapers through United Feature Syndicate, as of February, it will fall to the hands of Universal's Uclick service.

Universal already license and publish Peanuts collections. And their digital offering will see the strip appear daily on digital devices the world over.

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