Kids


CITV picks up ToonMarty

Comedy series ToonMarty is heading to CITV in the UK after a deal inked with Barcelona-based distributor GoldBee. Produced by Montreal’s Sardine Productions, ToonMarty, was originally commissioned by Corus Entertainment for its French and English Teletoon networks and premiered on both in Canada last May. The deal follows the recent pick up and successful launch of […]

Kids SVOD service launches in France

A new subscription VOD service has launched in France. Okidoki has been available through Samsung TVs since the start of the month, offering viewers around 3,000 shows and 500 hours of content. The service, billed as a “channel bouquet”, comes from Paris-based Alchimie, with French kids TV firm Millimages providing animation. Tech firm Alchimie is […]

NBCU expands Donati’s role into kids, lifestyle

Comcast’s NBCUniversal International has appointed Duccio Donati to take on the newly created role of executive vice president for lifestyle and kids. Donati will report to Kevin MacLellan, NBCU’s chairman for global distribution and international. The position sees Donati broaden his on-going oversight of E! Entertainment Television outside the US, adding international responsibility for the […]

Nick Asia goes on Deer Run with iQiyi & Zhejiang

Nickelodeon Asia and China’s iQiyi and Zhejiang Satellite Television have joined forces to create an animated series titled Deer Run. The coproduction will see the series launch on iQiyi and Zhejiang in China and Nick Asia elsewhere in the summer of 2019. Nick Asia parent Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) will have licensing rights once […]

BBCWW inks first children’s deal with Amazon

BBC Worldwide has acquired its first multi-year children’s licensing deal with SVOD service Amazon Prime Video in the UK and Ireland. The deal will give subscribers in the region access to a raft of children’s TV series from CBeebies and CBBC, including Hey Duggee, Go Jetters, Sarah & Duck, Charlie & Lola and Gigglebiz as […]

Benbow exiting in BBC Children’s shake-up

Kay Benbow is the leaving the children’s division of UK pubcaster the BBC as part of a major shake-up that makes Cheryl Taylor its content chief. The key change sees CBeebies chief Benbow (pictured right) leaving the Corporation at the end of the year, with current CBBC chief Cheryl Taylor (below left) becoming head of […]

Channel 5’s Milkshake! brings in new shows

Channel 5 (C5) is bringing in toon duo Puffin Rock and Gigglebug to its preschool block Milkshake! as part of the UK network’s on-going refresh of its kids offering. Puffin Rock is an animated pre-school series narrated by Chris O’Dowd (Moone Boy, The IT Crowd). It features a family of puffins and their adventures on […]

Wiggles arrive at Universal Kids & Treehouse

The US’s Universal Kids and Treehouse in Canada have bought rights to the latest series from Australian kids band The Wiggles. The separate multi-year licence deals hand NBCUniversal (NBCU)’s Universal Kids and Corus Entertainment’s Canuck cable channel, Treehouse, rights to range of Wiggles TV shows. The deals come ten months after ABC Commercial, the sales […]

ABC Kids & BBCWW partner for animated series

ABC Kids and BBC Worldwide (BBCWW) have partnered with Ludo Studio on a new preschool animated series. Production has started on Bluey, an Australian animated preschool series created by Joe Brumm and co-commissioned by ABC Kids and the commercial arm of UK pubcaster the BBC. The series has received funding support from Screen Australia, which […]

Zodiak Kids brings YouTube shows to OTT platforms

Zodiak Kids has partnered with Future Today, a US-based technology and distribution company, to bring its YouTube channels ZeeKay and ZeeKay Junior to distribution on various OTT platforms. As part of the deal, Future Today will build, manage and grow viewership for the channels on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and other OTT platforms. […]

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