Kids


Netflix acquires Technicolor adventure toon

Streaming giant Netflix has taken US rights to CG-animated adventure series The Deep. The show will begin streaming on the SVOD platform on June 1 following a deal with distributor DHX Media. The Deep is an underwater adventure series following a family of explorers who investigate the depths of the ocean. Technicolor, the show’s underlying […]

DHX and Dentsu ink Mega deal

Japan’s Dentsu and Canada’s DHX are joining forces on a new Mega Man series. The animated show, based on the Capcom videogame character, will be co-distributed by the pair, with each handling different territories and regions. Dentsu will handle sales in Asia and DHX will sell the series in the US, in association with Dentsu […]

Hopster snags Octonauts, Thomas for Oz

Hopster has added a raft of content to its SVOD service in Australia and New Zealand, including hit series Octonauts and Thomas & Friends. The UK-based SVOD service has expanded in numerous international markets, launching in Australia and New Zealand last year. It has now inked a deal with ABC Commercial, the distribution arm of […]

Carrington to ABC, Hughes steps up at Zodiak

Kids TV veteran Michael Carrington is exiting Zodiak Kids Studios to become head of children’s and education at Australian pubcaster the ABC. The broadcaster said the role is a new one, although the position running the kids department has been vacant since Deidre Brennan left earlier this year, before resurfacing at Canada’s Corus. Carrington, who […]

Top Wing to fly around the world on Nick

Nickelodeon has taken global rights to preschool series Top Wing and will launch it on its nets around the world. The animated series is produced and distributed by Canada-based 9 Story Media Group, which scored the Nick deal. The agreement gives the Viacom channel exclusive rights everywhere outside of Canada. The CG action-adventure series follows […]

Mexican deal for CBeebies

BBC Worldwide, the UK public broadcaster’s commercial arm, has secured a deal for its CBeebies app pre-school kids service with Mexican telecom and pay TV operator Totalplay. The deal will make Spanish-language content specifically for preschoolers, including Zingzillas, Nina y las Neuronas, Charlie y Lola, Sarah y Pato and Baby Jake, available to Totalplay subscribers. The Spanish-language Cbeebies app is […]

Disney takes non-verbal toon for Asia-Pac

Disney Channels Australia & New Zealand and Portugal’s Canal Panda have bought non-dialogue animated series Sunny Bunnies from distributor I.M Media. Disney Junior Australia, New Zealand and southeast Asia will all get the series, launching in 16 territories in August. Cable channel Canal Panda has licensed the show for Portugal and the PALOP territories (Portuguese-speaking […]

Nick picks Valentine for live-action

Nickelodeon’s international arm has hired producer Charly Valentine to become senior director, live-action production and development. Valentine (pictured) has worked on adult-skewing series and events such as Gogglebox, The Royal Television Society Awards, Britain’s Got Talent, Masterchef, The X Factor and MTV UK show Geordie Shore. At Nick International, Valentine will be based in London […]

Cartoon Network MENA launch

Turner Broadcasting System has launched kids channel, Cartoon Network Hindi, across the Middle East and North Africa. The Hindi-language channel is aimed at children aged 4 to 14 from the Indian sub-continent, living in the MENA region, and will broadcast Indian-produced cartoon series that also air on Turner Channels in India, alongside Cartoon Network originals […]

Watchdog, industry call on C4 to programme for kids

Calls for Channel 4 to do more to cater for kids are getting louder, as the British public broadcaster is asked to provide regulator Ofcom with an updated plan in this respect. The ad-funded PSB is required by the terms of its licence to provide content for different demos, but has largely moved out of […]

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