News brief: Networks shop for Small Potatoes

ABC4Kids in Australia has acquired a movie based on Meet the Small Potatoes, Little Airplane Productions’ short-form preschool series. Once in Mexico has also acquired the 1x45mins show, while Canadian French-language broadcaster TV5 Quebec has acquired the 26x3mins show. Meet the Small Potatoes is billed as a rock mockumentary and follows four singing potatoes that […]

ABC1 drops children’s programming

Australian broadcaster ABC1 will move children’s programming to dedicated digital channels as the country completes its digital switchover, it was announced today. From 2 February children’s programmes – including mainstay Play School, which has been broadcast on the ABC since 1966 and acquired shows including Peppa Pig (pictured) – will be transmitted on ABC3 and […]

Australia, China pubcasters partner on preschooler

Australian’s ABC and China’s CCTV have come together on a new non-verbal preschool children’s comedy. Filming has begun on 52x12mins Hoopla Doopla, which has been in development for three years. The production includes a cast and production team from Australia and China and filming will continue over the next six months. Beyond Screen Productions and […]