Kids


Grom buys Top Draw Animation

Philippines-based Top Draw Animation is the latest international toon studio is sell to a larger group. Grom Holdings, the parent of kids social network Grom Social, has paid an undisclosed amount for 100% of the shares in TDA, which provides services to shows such as My Little Pony and Tom and Jerry and employs more […]

Nick buys Monster’s The Day Henry Met

Nickelodeon has scooped the international rights to The Day Henry Met, a preschool series from Monster Entertainment and Wiggleywoo. The Viacom kids net has acquired the animated show for its international channels and will air it in the EMEA region, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The latest deal builds on an earlier agreement that saw […]

Sky Kids App launches in Germany, Austria

Sky has launched its new Sky Kids App in Germany and Austria, offering content from its portfolio of children’s channels – including Boomerang, Cartoon Network, Disney Junior, and Disney XD. Sky Germany said that 2,000 episodes will be available at launch with programmes on the service including Maya the Bee (pictured), Vicky the Viking and […]

Show of the week: Sisters

The Sisters comic strip is one of the best-selling in France, and has sold over 2.5 million copies around the world in 11 languages. Now it is coming to TV. Free-to-air broadcaster M6 and its pay counterpart Canal+ co-commissioned the show, with Samka and Bamboo on production duty. Indie distributor Jetpack is selling the show. […]

First kids on-demand service launches on Freeview

The first free on-demand service for kids, Ketchup TV, has launched on the Freeview platform in the UK. Ketchup targets 2-to-11s with a line-up that includes acquired kids series Noddy, Casper, George of the Jungle, Olivia and LittleBabyBum. Its launch marks the first rollout of a kids on-demand service on free to air digital terrestrial service […]

Sky orders kids Duck Quacks, Big Cats

Sky has ordered kids-skewed versions of its Sky 1 panel show Duck Quacks Don’t Echo and wildlife series Big Cats, as the European paycaster pushes further into original children’s programming. Like its older skewing parent series, Duck Quacks Don’t Echo: Kids will be a science panel show from Magnum Media, while Big Cats – An […]

Disney cooks up Chefs – Family Style

The UK and Ireland Disney Channel is prepping First Class Chefs – Family Style, a digital spin-off of its popular cooking competition series for kids, First Class Chefs. The new series, which like the original comes from Jamie Oliver prodco Fresh One, will go out on Disney’s YouTube channel as well as DisneyLife and other […]

Simon’s Cat visits Sesame Street

Endemol Shine UK-owned digital brand Simon’s Cat and Elmo from kids series Sesame Street are combining for two videos that will play on YouTube. This is part of Sesame Street’s ‘Love to Learn’ campaign, which will see a Elmo videos exploring a topic each month along with YouTube brand stars such as Rosanna Pansino and […]

Brexit could be ‘global opportunity’ for kids TV

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union could hand a “global opportunity” to kids content companies, according to a number of senior executives. The UK children’s television business was thrown into uncertainty by the unexpected Brexit result, which will see the UK leave the EU at an unspecified point in the future. While some […]

Discovery Kids to cultivate Lilybuds

Discovery Kids Latin America will coproduce an original preschool series with Zodiak Kids Studios and France Télévisions. Lilybuds is a 52x11mins series about the adventures of a playful community of tiny magical gardeners, who unite to tend to an extraordinary garden and care for the animals that live near by. French pubcaster France Télévisions commissioned […]

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