Kids


Hasbro buys eOne in shock $4bn all-cash deal

My Little Pony owner Hasbro has acquired indie studio Entertainment One (eOne) in a surprise $4bn all-cash deal.  The acquisition will see the US play and entertainment brand – which is the parent company of labels such as My Little Pony, Transformers and Power Rangers – adding eOne’s global brands such as Peppa Pig and […]

Viacom acquires ‘Garfield’ in major IP coup

Viacom has scored a major coup in its acquisition of Garfield IP.   The deal was struck between kids brand Nickelodeon and Paws Inc., which holds global IP rights to the franchise as well as U.S. Acres, including rights related to content, consumer products and location-based experiences. The acquisition is expected to close in the […]

Kids round-up: DHX, CBBC take to ‘Springboard’; Hoho strikes Bomanbridge deal; Cumberbatch boards C4’s ‘Tiger Who Came To Tea’

Canada’s Family Channel, CBBC take to Springboard DHX Television’s Family Channel in Canada and CBBC in the UK is working with Beachwood Canyon Productions (BCP) on a live-action gymnastics series. Springboard (previously known as Up In the Air) has been created by Frank van Keeken (The Next Step) and will debut in 2020, with production […]

Kids round-up: UK remake of Israeli craft show, Nick appoints for pre-school

CBBC remakes Israeli kids craft format UK children’s channel CBBC has ordered an adaptation of an Israeli format that sees kids creating art and food for parties. Craft Party is originally from Israel’s Nutz Productions, a subsidiary of Ananey Communications, and will be remade for the BBC by Keshet Productions UK. Two 10 x 15 […]

TBI opens submissions for MIPCOM Hot Picks

It’s that time of year again. TBI is now accepting submissions for our upcoming MIPCOM Hot Picks coverage, which will sit within our October/November issue. Our editorial team will review all materials submitted and select the best new shows across scripted, formats, factual and kids content. We encourage you to send the top content across your slates, and be prepared to […]

Disney’s global content sales chief Janice Marinelli steps down

Disney’s president of global content sales and distribution Janice Marinelli (pictured), who has been with the company for more than 30 years, is stepping down from her position. Marinelli was most recently overseeing US and international programme sales for the Mouse House, as well as distribution of its direct-to-consumer apps to platforms and networks around […]