9 Story Media Group

BBC orders ‘A Kind Of Spark’ adaptation from Canada’s 9 Story Media

UK pubcaster the BBC has ordered A Kind Of Spark, a new live action series based on the book by neurodivergent children’s author Elle McNicoll. The 8 x 24-minute series is being produced by Canada’s 9 Story Media Group and is the first project to come out of its first-look deal with publishing company Knights […]

Canada’s 9 Story Media takes minority stake & first-look book rights to UK’s Knight Of catalogue

Canadian children’s entertainment company 9 Story Media Group has acquired a minority equity stake in UK publisher Knight Of. Under the terms of the deal, Toronto-based 9 Story has exclusive first-look rights to take audiovisual, theatrical, merchandising and ancillary rights to Knights Of’s book properties. The company is behind children’s series including Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood, […]

Kids round-up: 9 Story acquires Balinese studio; Lime launches kids division

Canadian entertainment company 9 Story Media Group has acquired full service CGI animation studio PT Bali Animation Studio and PT Bali Animasi Solusi Ekakarsa, collectively known as BASE. Founded in 2015 by Lily Wang and Daniel Harjanto Setyawan, BASE provides high-end animation for global clients and has a staff of 270. 9 Story’s acquisition of […]

MIPCOM: 9 Story rejigs int’l and creative affairs teams

9 Story Media Group has reshuffled its creative affairs and international distribution teams under the new leadership of chief creative officer Angela C. Santomero. On 9 Story’s creative team, Blue’s Clues exec producer Wendy Harris is promoted to the newly created role of senior VP of content and creative affairs. She will report to Santomero […]

Jim Henson Company hires 9 Story Media exec for global distribution

The Jim Henson Company has appointed Claudia Balzer Scott-Hansen as senior VP of global distribution. She will report into Chris Lytton, COO and executive VP of strategy and business affairs. Scott-Hansen most recently served as VP of business development at 9 Story Media Group, where she led the company’s global partnerships, as well as the […]

9 Story buys Daniel Tiger prodco

Canada’s 9 Story Media Group remains in acquisitive mood – this time round buying the company behind Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (pictured). The deal for Out of the Blue Enterprises comes after 9 Story’s transformational acquisition of Ireland’s Brown Bag Films in 2016. 9 Story is buying 100% of the shares, with Out of the Blue […]

Top Wing to fly around the world on Nick

Nickelodeon has taken global rights to preschool series Top Wing and will launch it on its nets around the world. The animated series is produced and distributed by Canada-based 9 Story Media Group, which scored the Nick deal. The agreement gives the Viacom channel exclusive rights everywhere outside of Canada. The CG action-adventure series follows […]

Brown Bag’s Gaffney named 9 Story COO in rejig

Brown Bag Films CEO Cathal Gaffney has added the COO role at his toon firm’s parent, 9 Story Media Group, as part of a wider management reshuffle. Canada’s 9 Story acquired Ireland-based Brown Bag last year, and Gaffney will now oversee production, technology and HR for the wider group. He will remain at the helm […]

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