9 Story Media Group

News brief: 9 Story starts up Otis the Tractor

Canada’s 9 Story Media Group has optioned Penguin Young Readers book Otis the Tractor for television. The Toronto-based production and distributor will seek to adapt the six-year-old book series as an animated series, and has taken licensing and merchandising rights. The Philomel Books-published kids titles from Loren Long follow the titular Otis, a loyal and […]

News brief: Discovery Kids keen on Finding Stuff Out

Discovery Kids Asia Pacific has acquired a raft of programmes from Canada’s 9 Story Media Group. This includes an additional 26 22-minute episodes of animated action adventure series Wild Kratts and the first season of 16x22mins Finding Stuff Out, which will air across the Asia Pac region, and seasons one and two of Survive This, […]

9 Story plans Look Kool in Cannes

9 Story Media Group has bought live-action children’s show Look Kool and its French-language counterpart series, C’est Wow. The Canadian producer-distributor will launch the show at MIPTV next week. Look Cool is an educational, math-based series for 69s from Apartment 11 Productions for TVOKids and TFO in Canada. Billed as a “zany show about geometry”, […]

News brief: French Turner channel gets Ace

Boing, one of Turner Broadcasting’s French kids channels, has acquired 9 Story Media Group toon Get Ace. 9 Story coproduces the Network Ten series with Australia’s Galaxy Pop, with a second season recently greenlit. ABC in Australia, TVNZ in New Zealand, TVE in Spain, E-Junior in UAE and Zoom in Israel have previous buyers of […]

9 Story poaches Marathon’s McCann

9 Story Media Group has hired Marathon Media creative producer Jennifer McCann to become director of development at the Canadian company. At Peg + Cat producer 9 Story, McCann will be responsible for sourcing and developing animated and live-action kids properties. Mike Drach will continue to lead projects in funded development, while McCann will focus […]

MundoFox starts Finding Stuff Out with 9 Story

US Hispanic channel MundoFox has acquired 90 hours of shows from Canadian children’s company 9 Story Media Group. The network, which Fox International Channels and Latin American net RCN owns, has bought the 52x11mins Wibbly Pig, 42x22mins Finding Stuff Out and 26x22mins Artzooka!. The deals follow the NATPE market in Miami last month.

News brief: Brazil enters Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood

TV Brasil has bought Brazilian free TV rights to Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood from Canada’s 9 Story Media Group. Following NATPE last week, 9 Story has also sold Wild Kratts to Canal Futura in Brazil and Television, and Daniel Tiger’s and Camp Lakebottom to Canal Once in Mexico. “Latin America is an important growth opportunity for […]

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 […]