Anna Home

UK kids industry gets ‘much-needed’ £60m cash injection

The British kids TV industry has been given a £60 million (US$81.3 million) production and distribution boost, in a move that has been described as a “much-needed stimulus” for local producers. The UK government revealed the fund would be available for content broadcast on commercial public TV broadcasters such as ITV and Channel 5, other […]

CMC: Sky kids move is ‘step in the right direction’

Sky’s move into original children’s content commissioning has been welcomed by an influential UK kids media body. Anna Home, chair of the Children’s Media Foundation, said yesterday’s announcement that the European satcaster was beginning to commission content was a “step in the right direction”. UK indies, who have long struggled to sell shows to UK […]

BBC licence deal ‘bad for children’s TV’

The Children’s Media Foundation, a UK advocacy group, says the license fee agreement hammered out between the BBC and the UK government is “a bad deal for the nation’s children”. The BBC this week agreed to foot the £600 million-750 million (US$923 million-US$1.5 billion) cost of providing a free TV license for over-75s in return […]

Children’s Media Foundation says TV market failing kids

The Children’s Media Foundation has backed the research issued yesterday that suggested there is a crisis in the UK kids TV funding. The not-for-profit group added that the UK kids TV market is failing younger viewers, singling out ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 for blame. The CMF said yesterday’s report, which was launched by […]