TBI Kids

Broadcasters buy Kit & Kate toon

Preschool toon series Kit & Kate has been sold across the MENA region and in Australia, New Zealand and South Korea. The series, which follows the adventures of two cute kittens, is produced by Toonbox and distributed by Ankama Animation. It has shopped the series to Middle Eastern SVOD platform Icflix, which takes it for […]

Rai buys Masha spin-off

Rai has acquired Masha’s Tales, the spin-off from Russian toon Masha and the Bear. Masha’s Tales will go out on Italian pubcaster Rai’s kids service YoYo. The 26x6mins series will launch on the channel in the next few weeks and play alongside the original Masha, which, as well as selling around the world, has registered […]

Zodiak Kids takes on Airside Andy project

Zodiak Kids Studios is the second producer to attempt to an animated television series version of kids property Airside Andy. Former Chapman Entertainment commercial chief Greg Lynn was previously working with Technicolor Digital Productions on the property, but reps for brand creators Robert Cooper and Peter Le Mansurier of UK-based Airside Andy Ltd confirmed Lynn […]

Ex-Alliance Atlantis boss invests in Norton firm

Former Alliance Atlantis entertainment CEO Peter Sussman (left) has joined the board of London-based Awesome Media & Entertainment after investing in the business and becoming an equity partner. Awesome, which Canadian born screenwriter Jeff Norton (below, right) founded, is moving into primetime drama to go with its existing kids and family projects. These include Woodland, […]

More sales for Zip Zip

Popular animated series Zip Zip has been picked up by broadcasters in Spain and Central Europe. Spanish pubcaster RTVE has now bought the series for Clan, the top kids channel in Spain. In the central and eastern European region it has been picked up by pan-regional service Megamax, which is part of the AMC Networks […]

Stretch Armstrong to Netflix as original

An animated comedy series based on extendable-armed rubber kids toy Stretch Armstrong is headed to streaming giant Netflix. Stretch Armstrong will debut on the platform in 2017, alongside another newly-announced kids series, live-action drama The Greenhouse. Netflix has also lined up an animated version of the Lalaloopsy girls. Lalaloopsy will debut in the autumn of […]

Toggle announces raft of OTT originals

Toggle has ordered a raft of originals for its kids OTT service. The Singaporean streaming operation said the new digital-only projects will feature local stars including Kumar, Mark Lee, Alaric Tay, Vernetta Lopez, Suhaimi Yusof, Shane Pow and Dennis Chew. Toggle offers English and Mandarin-language content, and is part of Singaporean broadcast group MediaCorp. The […]

AMC hires former MTG exec in CEE rejig

The central Europe division of AMC Networks International has rejigged its operation and will now run across two distinct areas, film and entertainment, and kids and infotainment. The channel operator has brought in CEE TV industry veteran Judit Minda to oversee programming at the new kids and infotainment unit. She was at MTG until recently. […]

Teletoon boards Cottonwood’s Squish

Canadian kids channel Teletoon has come onboard Squish, the new 52x11mins animated comedy from France’s Cottonwood Media and Toronto’s Shaftesbury. Teletoon has confirmed a development deal for the show, while French channel Gulli, which previously had joined the development, has ramped up its participation to a prebuy. “Cottonwood’s raison d’être is to produce premium content […]

Retooled Bob lands global homes

France 5 and Turner Broadcasting System in the UK are among buyers of the rebooted Bob the Builder animated series. Z@pplin in the Netherlands, VRT in Belgium, Rai Yoyo in Italy, E-TV in South Africa, MiniMini in Poland, RTÉ in Ireland and Hop! in Israel have all acquired the show, which has already launched on […]