Andrew Cole-Bulgin

Komixx, Worldwide team for Stanley the Hamster

Kids prodco Komixx and BBC Worldwide are joining forces for the first time and working up Stanley the Can-Do Hamster, an animated preschool series based on the William Bee series of Stanley books. Komixx will produce and Worldwide exec produce and take rights for its UK and international CBeebies net. Author and illustrator Bee will […]

TBI Kids: Year in Review

Undeniably, 2016 was the year digital platforms established themselves as key kids entertainment market gamechangers. “Netflix, without a doubt” was the network that made the biggest impression across the year, says Halle Stanford, executive VP of children’s entertainment at The Jim Henson Company. Many others agree with her – Andrew Cole-Bulgin of Komixx Media Group […]

CBeebies learns that Dog Loves Books

UK children’s channel CBeebies is investing in an animated series based on books from author Louise Yates. CBeebies has been named as the primary broadcaster of Dog Loves Books, which comes from UK indie Komixx Media Group. The 52x7mins show, for 4-6s, follows a bookshop owner, Dog, and his best friend, Pug, who look for […]

TV’s Big Questions: have direct-to-consumer services affected the market?

Many believe 2015 was the year traditional pay TV broadcasters finally accepted they would need to go over-the-top to gain the dollars of the binge-watching, ‘cord-nevers’ generation. Here senior executive offer analysis on how this new trend has changed the market. The announcement of the launch of HBO Now was hailed as a watershed moment […]

TV’s Big Questions: what direction should the BBC take?

The BBC, perhaps the world’s most revered pubcaster, is under financial, political and cultural pressure to change how it operates. We asked senior executives what ‘Auntie’ should do next. “Any TV executive who doesn’t care about the health of the BBC needs their head examined,” says Pulse Films unscripted boss Roy Ackerman. “What does it […]

TV’s Big Questions: which digital platform made the most impact in 2015?

“I am in no doubt that Netflix in particular has completely changed the way we watch and think about television,” says S4C boss Ian Jones, summing up what most in the industry think. “A whole new generation is growing up in a world where an entire series can be watched in one sitting. People don’t […]

ITV Studios America opens Komixx deal

ITV Studios America has scored a development deal with UK children’s TV producer and rights owner Komixx Entertainment. Komixx is part of the London-based Komixx Media Group, and produces programming for children of all age ranges. It is best known for Channel 5 preschool shows Wanda and the Alien and Toby’s Travelling Circus, and has […]

Nick buys Wanda and the Alien for intn’l channels

Nickelodeon has acquired Wanda and the Alien for its international channels. The deal, which does not cover the US, means the animated series will be seen on over 70 Nick channels around the world. The 52x10mins preschool series is produced by Random House Children’s Screen Entertainment and Komixx Entertaiment. It will debut on free-to-air net […]

Komixx, Mackinnon & Saunders launch co-venture

UK animation indies Komixx Entertainment and Mackinnon & Saunders have partnered to launch a new digital 2D animation studio. Mackinnon & Saunders Digital will be based in Manchester, UK, and potentially create up to 40 production jobs. Work has already begun on pre-production of its first TV series, the partners said. Komixx is best known […]

Random House JV options TV rights to teen novel

Random House Children’s Screen Entertainment has optioned worldwide rights to teen author Beth Reekles debut novel The Kissing Booth. RHCSE, a joint venture of Random House Children’s Publishers UK and toon firm Komixx Entertainment, will seek to develop the title for TV and film. It will also have rights on any subsequent follow-ups. RHCP UK, […]