Kids


Hulu scoops exclusive Curious George

Hulu has netted an exclusive deal for kids show Curious George. The deal gives the US streaming and catch-up service exclusive rights to new and library episodes of the animated series, including specials and movies. Hulu will play the Curious George content in the ad-free Hulu Kids section of its service. The agreement, struck between […]

CBeebies to make MENA debut through beIN

BBC pre-school channel CBeebies is due to launch in the Middle East and North Africa region for the first time as a full channel service in April. The children’s network will be available exclusively with an English audio feed to subscribers of satellite TV service beIN on channel 134, broadcasting 24-hours a day. “CBeebies is […]

Jim Jam, TVN among Cloudbabies buyers

Jim Jam and TVN in Poland and ETV in South Africa have bought Cloudbabies from UK-based Hoho Rights. Polish pubcaster TVN’s deal for the preschool series is for SVOD rights. Another Hoho-sold series, Everybody Loves a Moose, has gone to Dubai-based MBC for its channels in the Middle East and North Africa. The 52x10mins Cloudbabies […]

Disney XD orders two, renews two

Disney has ordered two new shows, Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer, and Country Club. Both will be produced in-house by Disney Television Animation, and will roll out in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer follows eccentric science-obsessed seventh-grader Billy Dilley and his lab partners Zeke and Marsha as they find themselves stuck […]

MoMedia takes Talking Tom SVOD rights

Digital distributor MoMedia has closed a worldwide representation agreement for kids property Talking Tom and Friends. The deal with producer Outfit7 Media lasts for three years, and will see MoMedia distributing electronic sell-through and SVOD rights to platforms such as Netflix, iTunes and Amazon Prime Instant Video. The 52x11mins Talking Tom is based on the […]

Disney XD adapts Big Hero 6

Kids channel Disney XD is adapting animated feature film Big Hero 6 for the small screen. Production has begun on an animated series that will debut in 2017 on Disney XD platforms around the world. This will be based on the Walt Disney Animation Studios movie of the same name, and come from Kim Possible […]

Televisa SVOD service bags 800-ep deal

Mexican SVOD platform Blim has scored a content deal with Canada’s 9 Story Media Group that comprises more than 800 episodes. Televisa launched Blim last month in a bid to battle the newly-launched Netflix, and has now significantly bolstered its kids programming line up with the 9 Story agreement. The deal includes seasons one to […]

Throop: TV, Family staying strong for eOne

The CEO of Canada-based Entertainment One, Darren Throop, has lauded the performance of the studio’s television and family divisions, as the film unit continues to drag on company financial results. eOne yesterday posted a trading update for the nine months to December 31, 2015, saying revenues were down 3% year-on-year, mainly due to a 14% […]

Nick looks to ‘90s shows for telemovie vision

US kids channel Nickelodeon has greenlit an action-adventure telemovie inspired by 1990s game show Legends of the Hidden Temple. Looking the last decade of the 20th century as been a driver for Viacom-owned Nick in recent months. Today it also confirmed a two-hour animated telemovie of toon series Hey Arnold!, which was previously announced as […]

Splash dances into the world of ballet

Kids producer and distributor Splash Entertainment will make a new show based on the New York City Ballet company’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. Daisy and the Nutcracker will be a 3x45mins 3D project and the announcement follows a deal between Splash and the NYC Ballet Company. The shows have been co-created by Mermaid […]