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9 Story sells 800 eps into Asia

9 Story has inked a raft of Asian deals, shopping over 800 episodes of kids programming into the region. The Toronto-headquartered producer and distributor has sold PBS’ animated series Nature Cat to Discovery India. Other deals include a package to Mediacorp with titles such as Peg + Cat, Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood and Guess How Much […]

9 Story, Stu Snyder prep Little Critter series

9 Story is making an animated adaptation of the Little Critter kids books. Former Cartoon Network boss Stu Snyder set up the deal between Canada-based kids producer and distributor 9 Story and the Little Critter company, which runs the brand. Little Critter was created by Mercer Mayer and over 200 million books in the series […]

9 Story builds European distribution effort

Canada-based 9 Story is upping its distribution efforts, opening a new operation, 9 Story Distribution International, in the wake of MIPCOM. The new international unit follows the acquisition of Dublin-based Octonauts prodco Brown Bag Films, and the hire of kids TV veteran Alix Wiseman from Aardman. Speaking to TBI in Cannes this week, Wiseman said […]

Alix Wiseman joins 9 Story

Long-serving Aardman sales chief Alix Wiseman has taken a new business development and acquisitions role at 9 Story Media Group, the expanding Canadian producer and distributor. Wiseman had been at Aardman for a decade, running acquisitions and distribution for the British studio. Her exit from Aardman was announced last week, prompting a restructure at the […]

Netflix getting back on The Magic School Bus

Netflix has ordered a reboot of classic animated kids series The Magic School Bus. The streaming service will launch the new version of the show in 2017, with Scholastic and 9 Story Media Group on production duty. The original show, based on the Scholastic book series of the same name, went out on US pubcaster […]

9 Story poaches Hit exec for distribution

Canada-based kids producer and distributor 9 Story has hired Claudia Balzer Scott-Hansen from Hit Entertainment for a newly-created sales role. At 9 Story, Scott-Hansen will be vice president, distribution, reporting to managing director Natalie Osborne. She will be based in New York. At Hit, Scott-Hansen was senior VP, group director, broadcast for the Americas and […]

Disney spending more time in Camp Lakebottom

Disney has acquired the second season of toon series Camp Lakebottom for several of its channels. The second 26x22mins run of the animated comedy show has been acquired by Disney Channels Asia, covering Southeast Asia, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong, as well as Disney Channel in the US, UK, CEE region and the Middle […]

9 Story strikes Asian deals for toon series

Canada-based producer and distributor 9 Story has shopped a raft of programing to broadcasters in Asia ahead of the ATF market, which kicks of in Singapore nextweek. Singaporean broadcaster MediaCorp has acquired 80x11mins series Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood and Korea’s Daekyo Kids has picked up 26x11mins Erky perky. In Thailand, True Visions has bought a 200-hour […]

News brief: Nat Geo Kids YouTube channel buys 9 Story shows

Canada-based producer and distributor 9 Story has sold three shows to Nat Geo Kids. The series in question will go out on Nat Geo’s paid-for kids YouTube channel. Nat Geo has acquired reality series 24x22mins Survive This (pictured), 104x5mins factual show Making Stuff and 52x11mins animated comedy Best Ed. Aimed at kids ages six to […]

9 Story cuts Daniel Tiger sales ahead of the market

9 Story Entertainment has shopped its animated preschool series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood (pictured) to a host of broadcasters ahead of the show being one of its key titles for the MIPCOM. SRC in Canada, True Visions in Thailand and E Junior in the Middle East have all picked up the show, which is on PBS […]