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SF launches Swedish kids SVOD service

Sweden’s Svensk Filmindustri is launching a subscription on-demand service offering its library of classic kids titles and third-party programming. SF Kids Play launches on February 29, offering a monthly subscription at SEK59. All programming is available streamed or offline as a download. Programming includes titles from the Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking, Saltkråkan and Pettson & […]

Scandi, Israeli nets buy Media I.M. toons

A pair of Scandinavian pubcasters and two Israeli content buyers have taken programming from kids TV distributor Media I.M. SVT in Sweden has bought Rosa and Dara and Their Great Holiday Adventures, a 1x26mins special from Bionaut, for its children’s channel SVT Barnkanalen, where it will air in the third quarter of the year. Norway’s […]

PBS preps new kids services

PBS is launching a range of new kids offerings including a round-the-clock kids channel and a streamed version of the linear service. The publicly funded US broadcaster said the 24/7 kids service will be available to its local affiliates later this year. As well as a linear digital channel there will be a live stream […]

DHX net catches Nature Cat

DHX Television’s Canadian channel, Family CHRGD, has licensed 9 Story Media Group’s animated series Nature Cat. The 40x22mins series premiered in November 2015 on PBS Kids in the US, and will debut in Canada in summer 2016. The show comes from Spiffy Pictures and WTTM Chicago, with 9 Story selling the show internationally. Featuring vocal […]

ABC3 locates Nowhere Boys movie

Australian kids channel ABC3 is bringing a feature-length version of its live-action series Nowhere Boys to television. The property, which Matchbox Pictures produces, has been successful as a series the ABC’s kids division, which is set to lose its controller, Deidre Brennan. Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows will now debut on ABC3 on Sunday, […]

Lego Star Wars series set for Disney

The US Disney XD channel is prepping a Lego Stars Wars toon series, Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures. It will feature existing Star Wars characters as well as new heroes and villains, and focus on the titular Freemakers, a family of scavengers who build and sell spaceships. The son discovers he has a connection […]

Netflix buys Beatles-inspired kids series

Netflix has acquired Beat Bugs, a new animated series that will feature covers of some of the best-known Beatles songs. The show was created by US filmmaker Josh Wakely, and will be produced by his prodco Grace, alongside Thunderbird and Beyond Screen. It was originally ordered by Australian broadcaster Seven, and Netflix subs in Australia […]

Toonami makes mainland Europe debut

Turner Broadcasting System has launched its kids channel Toonami in France, marking the first time the network has been broadcasted in Europe in almost a decade. The network, which comprises entirely of superhero-themed programming, will also debut in all French-speaking territories, including in Belgium and Africa, Turner France, Portugal and Africa general manager Pierre Branco […]

Thunderbirds are Go on Amazon

The reboot of classic kids series Thunderbirds has been acquired by Amazon, which will run it as one of its Amazon Original-branded kids series on its streaming service in the US. The ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures-produced show plays on UK broadcaster ITV in the UK and its digital kids service CiTV. The CGI animated […]

Lagardere in ‘landmark’ DreamWorks deal

Lagardere Active TV has entered into a “landmark” agreement with US studio DreamWorks Animation. The deal hands the French broadcaster free-to-air and pay TV rights to series including Dragons: Race to the Edge, The Adventures of Puss in Boots and All Hail King Julien. The first show, Dinotrux, launches on kids free TV channel Gulli […]

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