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Young Audiences Content Fund reveals first recipients from $75m scheme

The UK’s Young Audiences Content Fund (YACF) has revealed the first recipients to benefit from its recently launched £57m ($75m) development and production scheme, with almost £4m handed out to date. The YACF was unveiled in April and has been devised to support the creation of new programming for children and young audiences aged up […]

BFI’s Young Audiences Content Fund: a fund indeed for a nation in need

The UK children’s industry is already feeling the benefit of a new $70m fund but what are the longer repercussions both domestically and internationally? Ann-Marie Corvin reports Funding kids content is a challenge in many territories but the market failure of domestic children’s programming in the UK has finally prompted government intervention. One of its […]

BBC reveals new £20m Scottish channel

The BBC is to invest £19 million (US$23.6 million) in creating a new TV channel for Scotland, and will up its spending on Scottish programming by about £20 million a year as part of a new programme of investment in the UK’s devolved nations. Following a review of programming and services in the nations that […]

Robin Hood completes Euro roll-out

Toon series Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood has now secured 100% carriage on free TV in the UK, its distributor has claimed. The Method Animation- and DQ Entertainment-produced show has completed its European FTA roll-out after Sony Pictures Television-owned CSC Pop in the UK and Ireland and MTVA in Hungary bought it from PGS Entertainment. […]

News brief: Extreme Football scores broadcast deals

New broadcasters have acquired Zodiak Kids’ animated series Extreme Football as the FIFA World Cup tournament begins today. In the UK, the BBC’s Scottish service BBC Alba has bought the show for an early July debut, while Finland’s MTV has also bought it. Chinese VOD platforms IQiYi, Tencent and Youku Toudu will also run the […]