BBC’s Go Jetters flies into China

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has acquired BBC kids series Go Jetters. The series will also launch on several streaming services in the country. The deal means the preschool series, which airs on the CBeebies net in the UK, will reach 1.1 billion Chinese viewers on CCTV. It will go out on the Chinese broadcaster’s CCTV-14 […]

Boomerang OTT service goes live

Turner and Warner Bros’ animation subscription video-on-demand service, Boomerang, has gone live in the US. The service, which was announced last month, is aimed at “cartoon lovers of all ages” with titles taken from Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes and MGM animation library. The service has gone live with 1,000 episodes of cartoons featuring characters like Scooby-Doo, […]

SVT takes large BBC Worldwide package

Swedish pubcaster SVT has acquired a wide-ranging programming deal with BBC Worldwide. SVT has often looked to the BBC’s commercial arm, and this time round has bought series such as Top of the Lake: China Girl (pictured), which stars Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies) and Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones). The […]

All the Kids Entertainment launches in Cannes

A new kids production business, All the Kids Entertainment, has launched here in Cannes. Veteran kids and family producer Joana Carrion Boulos has set up the new business, which has a new live-action series, Cayo Pico: Eco Resort, in the works. All The Kids is also working on a currently untitled show with one of […]

Disney, ABC will Find Me in Paris

Two European Disney channels and the ABC in Australia are among the buyers of teen drama Find Me in Paris (fka Paris Opera). Disney’s French and Italian networks will run the show, along with ABC, France Télévisions and VRT in Belgium. The show, from Cottonwood Media and Federation Kids & Family, was for ZDF and […]

The ABC’s Chris Rose joins Beano

Chris Rose has joined the Beano animation team in the UK, and will be director of development and production at the comics-to-TV brand. Rose, a former Hit Entertainment executive, joins from Australian pubcaster the ABC. At Beano he will lead the development and production of long form TV and productions based on characters from the […]

Dot. travels to Piwi+, Panda, SVT

Several European broadcasters have bought Randi Zuckerberg-created kids series Dot. Canal+-owned Piwi+ in France, Dreamia-owned Canal Panda in Portugal and Swedish pubcaster SVT have all plumped for the 52x11mins toon, which debuted last year on CBC in Canada and Sprout in the US. Jim Jam has taken rights in the MENA and Benelux territories, while […]

OSN launches Kids Zone channel

Middle East pay TV provider OSN has launched a new kids channel, OSN Kids Zone, in partnership with Mega Max Media and Middle East distributor Magmedia International. The channel, aimed at kids aged two to eight, includes shows such as Barney & Friends, Thomas & Friends (pictured), Transformers Rescue Bots, Heroes of the City and […]

Young Bear Grylls toon series underway

Survival expert and presenter Bear Grylls will be the star of a new animated series inspired by the adventures and exploits of his childhood years. Matt Hatter Chronicles producer Platinum Films will make and distribute the series, Young Bear Grylls, which has been put together with Bear Grylls Ventures. The partners have formed YBG Films […]

Bento Box prodco hires kids veteran for UK launch

Fledgling kids prodco Sutikki is opening a UK office and has hired former 4Kids, Zodiak and DHX Media exec Stephen Gould to run the new operation. Gould will be territory head for the UK and wider EMEA region for Sutikki, and will be looking to secure deals for Moon and Me, its first show, which […]

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