Almost Naked Animals

Televisa SVOD service bags 800-ep deal

Mexican SVOD platform Blim has scored a content deal with Canada’s 9 Story Media Group that comprises more than 800 episodes. Televisa launched Blim last month in a bid to battle the newly-launched Netflix, and has now significantly bolstered its kids programming line up with the 9 Story agreement. The deal includes seasons one to […]

State of the industry: Canadian kids TV

Digital disruption and an end to regulatory protection has some in the Canadian kids business worried, but while content providers have one less broadcaster to pitch following the sell-off of Astral Media’s assets, they are optimistic that the same new platforms threatening traditional TV will provide them with greater global reach. Mark Dillon reports. The […]

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 […]

Neil Court buys into 9 Story

Neil Court, the former boss of kids producer and distributor Decode, has bought into Canadian kids company 9 Story Entertainment. Court (left) becomes the UK-based executive chairman of 9 Story in the wake of the deal, which closed last Friday (July 11). 9 Story founder and CEO Vince Commisso will remain with the company, reporting […]

9 Story ups Tanya Green

9 Story Entertainment has promoted Tanya Green to vice president, production . Green has been with the Canada-based kids producer and distributor since 2009, joining as production supervisor before being upped to head of production a year later. The company’s 200-strong studio makes kids’ series including Almost Naked Animals, Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood and Wild Kratts, […]

News brief: 9 Story hires marketing VP

Canada-based producer and distributor 9 Story Entertainment has hired Jennifer Ansley as vice president, marketing and communications. In the newly-created role, Ansley will oversee promotion and marketing of all of 9 Story’s properties, which include Wild Kratts and Almost Naked Animals. She will report directly to 9 Story CEO Vince Commisso. Prior to joining 9 […]

Almost Naked Animals find new owner

Disney XD is the latest buyer of Almost Naked Animals, the animated children’s comedy from Canada’s 9 Story Entertainment. The 52x22mins series will broadcast on Disney XD’s channel feeds in the Nordic region, central and eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Animals already runs on Disney channels in Italy, India, Latin America, Spain and […]

ITV buys more Almost Naked Animals

CiTV in the UK has ordered another season of animated series Almost Naked Animals. The digital kids channel, which is run by commercial broadcaster ITV, has ordered a third series of the show, which is produced and distributed by Canada-based indie 9 Story Entertainment. Elsewhere in Europe, 9 Story sold the show to Canal+ in […]