Super! deal for Love, Divina

Live-action kids series Love, Divina has been sold to De Agostini’s Super! in Italy. The novella-esque series hails from Televisa, Pol-ka Pro Producciones and the kids division of Federation Entertainment. The 60x45mins series has Patito Feo star Laura Esquivel as a teenager who takes homeless kids under her wing. Massimo Bruno, head of TV channels […]

Amazon bags US rights to Sindbad

Amazon Prime Video in the US has acquired rights to Sindbad & the 7 Galaxies. The show comes from Creative Media Partners, which was created and is owned by former Disney Channels Worldwide boss Paul Robinson, and New Zealand-based Huhu Studios. Germany-based Your Family Entertainment is selling the show in the US, and has also […]

Amazon adds Asian preschool channel to line-up

The Miao Mi Mandarin-language kids net will be part of Amazon’s add-on channels offering. Amazon Channels has added the channel, which is run by Lionsgate and Saban-backed Celestial Tiger, to the line-up. The channel launched in Asia last year as an alternative to the kids channel offerings from US heavyweights Disney, Nickelodeon and Turner. Aimed […]

Mattel’s Amazon series WellieWishers lands on Televisa

Mattel’s distribution division has sold its WellieWishers series to Televisa in Mexico. The animated kids series launched on Amazon earlier this year and has now been picked up by the Mexican TV giant. Televisa has already bought several Mattel series including Barbie, Monster High, Max Steel, Thomas & Friends. The girl-skewed 2D show is based aimed at […]

Rai to put on PJ Masks

Rai has become the latest buyer of preschool superhero toon PJ Masks. The Italian pubcaster will put the popular show out on its Rai Yoyo kids net, which will show it four times a day. The series goes out on pay in Italy on the Disney Junior channel, with the Yoyo deal the first in […]

Former C5 kids exec starts indie

Jessica Symons has set up Ivy House, a new UK kids indie. Symons was head of kids at Viacom-owned free-TV net Channel 5. She said today several shows are now in development, including a drama that is being worked up with former Milkshake boss Nick Wilson. During ten years of Channel 5, Symons ended up […]

Goldsmith leaving Henson

The Jim Henson Company’s head of distribution is exiting the business. Richard Goldsmith has been with the kids producer and distributor for six years and will depart next week. As executive VP, global distribution, he was instrumental in many of its biggest deals, including several with Netflix such as the acquisition of animated series Dinosaur Train. […]

YouTube edges out Netflix in kids streaming

YouTube is marginally more popular than Netflix for streaming content among kids according to new research that surveyed thousands of parents in the US, UK and Canada. Online video platform YouTube also ranked as the most-loved brand in the survey. Toronto-based kids producer, distributor and channel operator DHX joined forces with market research firm Ipsos […]

Amazon takes 70s kids reboot to series

Amazon has ordered a full series of Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, a contemporary take on the 1970 kids series. The show has been piloted on the Amazon Prime streaming service and now given a full order. The news was announced alongside another kids greenlight, for Bug Diaries, a series based on Doreen Cronin’s best-selling […]

GoldBee seals ZDF sales ahead of ATF

Distributor Gold Bee has shopped over 200 hours of kids content into Asia ahead of the ATF market later this week. Gold Bee, run by former Imira exec Christophe Goldberger, reps ZDF Enterprises’ kids content in Asia. It has sold Mako Mermaids and H20 – Just Add Water to GMA in the Philippines and Dance […]

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