Al Jazeera Children’s Channel

UKTV widens Gooze-Zijl’s role

Digital channel operator UKTV has handed Jan Gooze-Zijl an expanded remit that gives the executive responsibility for ad sales, technology and operations alongside his existing responsibilities as company CFO. Gooze-Zijl becomes chief financial and operations officer under the new structure. The new role will see the exec handle UKTV’s relationship with the ad sales arm […]

ATF deals: August, MediaCorp

Broadcast deals for kids programming were struck on the opening day of the Asia TV Forum in Singapore yesterday. One agreement saw Sinagpore-based August Media Holdings sell season one of preschool series Ella Bella Bingo to Qatar-based Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (aka Jeem TV). The show comes from August and Norway’s Kool Produktion. Another deal […]

Rastamouse studio Dinamo goes into administration

Dinamo Productions, the Wales-based kids’ TV firm that counts Rastamouse and Abadas among its credits, has gone into administration, TBI can reveal. The company filed for insolvency on June 26, according to UK business directory Companies House. Administrator Begbies Traynor is handling the matter. A number of sources close to the company confirmed the news […]

News brief: Al Jazeera Children’s Channel and V&S coproducing more Everything’s Rosie

V&S Entertainment and Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (JCC) are coproducing a third season of preschool animated series Everything’s Rosie. The Middle Eastern kids channel and UK producer have teamed for earlier series and confirmed they will make season three together. The show  airs on JCC’s preschool channel Baraem. Internationally, V&S has shopped the series to […]

Al Jazeera Children’s Channel visits My Place

Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (JCC) has acquired Australian multicultural history series My Place. The free-to-air preschool net has picked up global Arabic rights for seasons one and two of the Matchbox Pictures-produced show from its distributor, the Australian Children’s Television Foundation. The show is based on a classic Australian picture book by Nadia Wheatley and […]

BBC cuts huge kids programming deal with Al Jazeera

BBC Worldwide and Al Jazeera have agreed a deal for almost 200 hours of new kids programming. The wide-ranging deal between the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster and the Qatari state-backed channel operator covers different genres and categories of programming from preschool to tween. Worldwide has previously sold programming to Al Jazeera Children’s […]