TBI Kids

Cheddar & Genius Brands to debut Warren Buffet kids’ series

Cable company Cheddar and Genius Brands International are set to launch Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club, a kids’ series that will be made available across Cheddar’s OTT partners. The 26 half-hour episodes will be made available across Cheddar’s partners Sling TV, Hulu, YouTube TV, Philo and fuboTV. It will continue the series throughout 2018 and […]

Spain’s Portocabo joins for European remake of Japan’s Miracle Tunes

Alfonso Blanco’s (pictured) Portocabo, the Galicia-based company behind Movistar+/Arte/Atlantique TV series Hierro, has taken a co-production stake in the European remake of Japanese hit kids series Miracle Tunes. Final details of the project, also teaming Italy’s Mediaset, ShowLab and Giochi Preziosi plus Switzerland’s Kamca Group, were closed at Conecta Fiction 2, the TV drama co-production meeting running […]

HBO Nordic partners Turner on OTT kids service Toonix

Premium streaming service HBO Nordic, home of series such as Game of Thrones, Westworld and Big Little Lies, has launched a new kids’ and family service Toonix in partnership with Turner EMEA. The new service will be available to consumers on www.hbonordic.com, and via selected distribution partners in the Nordic region. 100% ad free, it will […]

Studio 100 and m4e secure global digital rights to Turkish kids brand

German media companies Studio 100 Media and m4e have signed a distribution contract with Turkish media company Fauna Production relating to digital brand Kukuli. Under the terms of the deal, Studio 100 and m4e will place the show on YouTube worldwide, except in Turkey where Fauna is exploiting the brand. They hold English language rights, […]

Wonderbly partners Sixteen South for Lost My Name series

Wonderbly, a global publisher of personalised books for children, has unveiled a partnership with Belfast-based animation studio Sixteen South. Together, the two firms will develop a 52 x 7 minute animated series based around the bestselling title Lost My Name. Helen McAleer, former MD of Walker Books and founder of Walker Productions’ has been named […]

France 4 axed on linear TV despite strong animation numbers

On the heels of the announcement on Monday by French Minister of Culture Françoise Nyssen that PSB youth and family channel France 4 will be axed on linear TV to become an OTT offering, the annual round-up of the French Animation market was disclosed and reveals an excellent 2017. A study entitled “Le Marché de […]

Toonz Media joins Yellow in kids’ content partnership

India-based Toonz Media Group and Australian-based Yellow Entertainment have inked a deal for a co-development and co-production partnership. In the partnership, Yellow will handle pre-production, including IP creation, scripts, and music, while Toonz will lead all other aspects of production. Greg Page (pictured), co-founder of The Wiggles and president of Yellow, will serve as executive […]

BBC Studios titles make it to Lat Am PlayKids app

BBC Studios and PlayKids have reached an deal which will give users of the PlayKids app in Latin America immediate access to seven CBeebies titles. The titles include Charlie & Lola, Hey Dugee, Sarah & Duck, Clangers, Go Jetters (pictured), Nelly & Nora and Dinopaws. The slate has been selected by PlayKids curators to provide […]

Netflix set to launch first Mexican anime original

Netflix is set to launch its first original anime series Seis Manos (Six Hands) set in Mexico. The new series will launch on Netflix globally in 2019. It is produced by Viz Media. Seis Manos centers on three orphaned martial arts warriors who join forces with a DEA agency and a Mexican Federale to battle for […]

Viacom launches Nick Jr on Indonesian mobile platform

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is joining forces with Indonesia’s leading mobile operator Telkomsel to launch Nick Jr. in the Southeast Asian country. The deal marks VIMN’s first linear channel deal with a mobile partner in Indonesia. The preschool linear channel will be available in English and Bahasa Indonesia and follows a previous deal that […]

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