Kids


TBI Kids Survey 2016: is a breakout global kids content hit coming?

It is hard to get new shows away, and even harder to get new shows to stand out when they do make it to air. Despite that and the lack of new global hits in recent times, the industry remains broadly positive that we will see a new breakout programme this year.   Generally, it […]

NHNZ preps more kids TV, teams with CCTV

NHNZ and China’s CCTV will coproduce several new projects including two animated kids series. Kiwi prodco NHNZ is best known for its factual output, but is also making kids fare. Under the terms of the 2014 Sino-NZ coproduction pact, it will team with CCTV animation to make 52x12mins Panda and Kiwi (WT). It will follow […]

Bing prodco staffs up

Acamar Films has added new members to its team and promoted others as its preschool series Bing continues its strong performance in the UK and internationally. Stephanie Gauld (left) joins the UK indie from publishing group Egmont and will be head of digital. Pippa Irvine also joins the digital, coming to Acamar from BAFTA. There […]

TBI Kids Survey 2016: What is the biggest issue facing the industry?

TBI asks the the most influential players in the kids business for their views on the hot-button topics that are defining the sector in 2016 and beyond Asking folks in the kids industry about the biggest challenge they face elicits a range of responses, most of which can be filed into two areas: funding and […]

Kids producer launches OTT channel Bop

Kids producer launches OTT channel E-Bop.tv. Little Red Tractor producer Keith Littler is launching E-Bop.tv, an online channel for preschoolers wholly programmed with UK kids TV content. Littler has launched the OTT channel with entrepreneur Victoria Brook. At launch there will be five new series available – Little Red Tractor, Billy, Jolly Jobs, Flossie the […]

Giggle and Hoot spin-off for ABC Kids

The ABC in Australia is soon to debut an animated series spun out of its preschool toon Giggle and Hoot. Hoot Hoot Go! will be a 26x5mins series for 3-6s for the ABC Kids channel, and will follow “themes of friendship and teamwork through imaginative play and action”. The live action-CGI puppetry hybrid follows the […]

eOne denies ITV takeover bid

Canadian media group Entertainment One has denied receiving a takeover approach from UK broadcaster ITV, as analysts suggest the real value in the company is in its TV division. Bloomberg yesterday reported preliminary talks had begun between the pair over the potential deal, citing sources close to the discussions. Both sides initially declined to comment, […]

Turner deal gives Sky Adventure Time streaming

Sky has inked a deal with Turner that gives the pay TV operator the exclusive streaming rights to on-demand box sets of the channel operator’s hit shows Adventure Time and Gumball. The agreement means a raft of programming will be added to the Sky Kids app, including Cartoon Network’s hit toon series Adventure Time (above) and […]

Netflix buys Nick content from Corus

Netflix has acquired a raft of Nickelodeon’s kids series for its Canadian service after striking a deal with Corus Entertainment, the media giant that operates the Nick channels in the country. The agreement hands Netflix rights to Nick live-action shows including iCarly, Sam & Cat (pictured) and Victorious. Animated fare includes The Legend of Korra. Earlier […]

FremantleMedia Kids & Family adds to UK team

The kids and family division of FremantleMedia is bringing an LA-based exec over to its London base. Chapman Maddox (left), who executive produces Danger Mouse, will relocate across the pond to join the UK-based FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment (FMK) team, and is promoted from director of development to VP, development and production. He will […]

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