9 Story Entertainment

9 Story rebrands after investment

9 Story Entertainment is rebranding as 9 Story Media Group following investment from ZM Capital and Decode co-founder Neil Court. “9 Story Media Group better reflects the new structure of the company and the increasing diversity of the company’s business activities,” said Vince Commisso, president and CEO of 9 Story Media. “While producing and distributing […]

Broadcasters line up for Peg + Cat

RTP in Portugal and MBC Kids in the UAE are acquiring Canadian-produced preschool cartoon Peg + Cat. TFO in French-speaking Ontario in Canada and Télé-Québec are also buying the show, which debuted on PBS Kids in the US last year. Peg + Cat comes from 9 Story Entertainment and The Fred Rogers Company. 9 Story […]

9 Story calls up Imagination Movers

Canadian kids firm 9 Story Entertainment has secured a development deal with musical act Imgaination Movers. First product from the partnership comes in the shape of Super Movers, an animated series for 4-7s. Imagination Movers are a four-piece rock ‘n’ roll band that starred in a live-action Disney Junior music series of the same name, […]

News brief: UK kids channel package from 9 Story

UK digital kids channel CSC has bought a package of programming from Canadian producer and distributor 9 Story Entertainment. Titles in the package include Peg + Cat, Wild Kratts (pictured) and Finding Stuff Out. The agreement covers 75 half hours in all.  

News brief: KiKa buys Irish toon

German children’s channel KiKa has acquired Irish animated preschool series ­Joe & Jack from Canada’s 9 Story Entertainment. The 39x7mins series will beginning broadcasting on the public channel on May 12. Czech channel Česká Televise has also recently picked up rights. Produced by Ireland’s Dancing Girl Productions, Joe & Jack has aired on Irish pubcaster […]

9 Story ups Tanya Green

9 Story Entertainment has promoted Tanya Green to vice president, production . Green has been with the Canada-based kids producer and distributor since 2009, joining as production supervisor before being upped to head of production a year later. The company’s 200-strong studio makes kids’ series including Almost Naked Animals, Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood and Wild Kratts, […]

News brief: Teenage Fairytale Dropouts finds homes

Animated pre-teen series Teenage Fairytale Dropouts has sold to five channels around the world. Distributor 9 Story Entertainment has sold the show to HBO Asia, TVE in Spain, Sun Network in India, Noga in Israel and Orlando Kids in Croatia. TFD already broadcasts in Australia on Seven Network in Australia. The show was one of […]

Raft of Asian deals for 9 Story

Producer and distributor 9 Story Entertainment has inked a raft of deals with broadcasters in Asia. Discovery Kids Asia has acquired season three of animated series Wild Kratts, live-action show Finding Stuff Out and two seasons of Making Stuff. Zee Learn in India and Disney Korea have both picked up preschool toon Peg + Cat […]

Kids TV seriously

Today’s kids have an endless array of entertainment choices. From Disney, Nickelodeon and Turner Broadcasting TV channels to films, music videos, social media and console & casual gaming, there’s enough compelling content out there to occupy them 24/7. Is there a place for factual programmes in that mix? Andy Fry investigates The overwhelming majority of […]

News brief: Peg & Cat finds global homes

Kids series Peg & Cat is heading to four new broadcasters. The show, which comes from The Fred Rogers Company and PBS Kids and is animated and sold globally by Canada’s 9 Story Entertainment, has gone to ABC in Australia, HOP in Israel, Mini-Mini in Poland and E-Junior in the UAE. The series launched last […]

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