Kartoon Genius block launches on YFE
Genius Brands International has unveiled a new block of children’s animated series and expanded distribution for its international channels, following its pending acquisition of Canada’s WOW! Unlimited Media Inc. and strategic investment in Germany’s Your Family Entertainment (YFE).
The new block on the YFE International channels will be branded Kartoon Genius and will “deliver positive entertainment for children, underscored by safety and enrichment.” Shows will include first run and exclusive content led by Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten and Rainbow Rangers.
The new lineup and branding is spearheaded by Kartoon Channel! Worldwide’s new MD Paul Robinson, who previously served as MD of Walt Disney Television International and SVP Disney Channel Worldwide.
“I am pleased to announce the first global initiative to enhance and deliver even better content and experiences to kids, families, and our affiliate partners across international markets through Kartoon Genius,” said Robinson.
Moonbug Kids comes to EMEA
Moonbug Entertainment has partnered with MENA entertainment hub OSN to launch the first Moonbug Kids branded linear preschool kids’ channel in the region.
Launching on 23 December, the channel will offer 24/7 access to Moonbug’s full collection of kids’ programming, including Cocomelon, Blippi, Morphle and Little Baby Bum.
All content will be available in English, with Arabic and French dubs available for OSN Streaming app subscribers.
“Launching a new linear channel in this region forms a key part of our mission at Moonbug, to create and distribute inspiring and engaging stories to expand kids’ worlds and minds,” said Nicolas Eglau, Managing Director EMEA and APAC at Moonbug.