Kids


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 […]

Netflix getting back on The Magic School Bus

Netflix has ordered a reboot of classic animated kids series The Magic School Bus. The streaming service will launch the new version of the show in 2017, with Scholastic and 9 Story Media Group on production duty. The original show, based on the Scholastic book series of the same name, went out on US pubcaster […]

ABC loses drama, children’s bosses

Two senior programming executives are leaving Australia’s pubcaster, the ABC. Head of fiction Carole Sklan and head of children’s Deidre Brennan are both exiting the organisation. Sklan’s departure at the end of February comes after six years running ABC Fiction, while Brennan is leaving “to pursue new opportunities within the international market”. Deputy head of […]

Four launches for Nickelodeon interactive app

Viacom will roll out Nick Play in four more markets, with the iOS and Android kids app launching in Denmark, Norway, Poland and Sweden. The Nickelodeon app, formerly known as the Nick App and now branded Nick Play, has episodes of shows from the kids channel, original shortform content and games and behind the scenes […]

Turner, Canal Digital ink channels, on-demand deal

Nordic pay TV platform Canal Digital has agreed a new carriage deal for Turner’s channels. The deal gives Canal Digital continued carriage of the CNN, TNT, Cartoon Network and Boomerang channels. The new agreement also covers a swathe of archive and fresh content from the Turner channels that the pay TV platform can make available […]

Super RTL, Ten look to Lexi & Lottie

Germany’s Super RTL and Australia’s Network Ten are on-board a new 26x22mins detective-comedy toon for kids aged 6-9. Lexi & Lottie also brings together Irish producer Telegael, Australia’s SLR Productions and German distributor ZDF Enterprises. This marks the latest coproduction between the partners, following efforts such as The Skinner Boys (though this was for Network […]

Super RTL, Ten look to Lexi & Lottie

Germany’s Super RTL and Australia’s Network Ten are on-board a new 26x22mins detective-comedy toon for kids aged 6-9. Lexi & Lottie also brings together Irish producer Telegael, Australia’s SLR Productions and German distributor ZDF Enterprises. This marks the latest coproduction between the partners, following efforts such as The Skinner Boys (though this was for Network […]

CBeebies learns that Dog Loves Books

UK children’s channel CBeebies is investing in an animated series based on books from author Louise Yates. CBeebies has been named as the primary broadcaster of Dog Loves Books, which comes from UK indie Komixx Media Group. The 52x7mins show, for 4-6s, follows a bookshop owner, Dog, and his best friend, Pug, who look for […]

German deal for Gaumont’s Belle and Sebastian

German pubcaster ZDF has prebought the new animated version of Belle and Sebastian. The animated version of the classic 1960 children’s series is in production, with Gaumont Television producing, with Canada’s PVP Group, and distributing. The tale of a friendship between a boy (Sebastian) who lives in an Alpine village has already been picked up […]

Monkey business for 9Story

Several broadcasters have acquired preschool series Monkey See Monkey Do. Turner’s Cartoonito in the UK, AMC Networks in Central Europe, Hop! In Israel have all bought the second 26x11mins season of the animated and live-action series. In the Ukraine, Pixel TV has bought both seasons of the show. The show, in which Monkey and his […]

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