BBC Kids

Purdy exiting BBC Kids in Canada

Lisa Purdy is to leave her director post at Canadian children’s channels BBC Kids and Knowledge Kids. Purdy has been in the role at Knowledge Network since 2011, but exits on November 18. “After five years of strengthening the Knowledge Kids brand and establishing the BBC Kids service, I’m ready for a new challenge,” she […]

Super RTL takes German rights to Kate & Mim-Mim

German family channel Super RTL has acquired local broadcast, licensing and home entertainment rights to preschool series Kate & Mim-Mim. The animated CG series will broadcast on the German net later this year after launching on CBeebies in the UK and BBC Kids and Knowledge Network this autumn. Husband and wife team Scott and Julie […]

News brief: Broadcasters tune in to Figaro Pho

A raft of broadcasters have acquired animated kids series Figaro Pho. Canal+ in France, HBO Czech, BBC Kids in Canada & Cartoon Network Latin America have all picked up the Chocolate Liberation Front-produced CGI series. The show launched last October on Australian public broadcaster ABC’s ABC3 kids channel. International sales are handled by ABC Commercial, […]