Bob Higgins


Boat Rocker ups ex-Fremantle exec to Kids & Family content EVP

Boat Rocker Studios has appointed former Fremantle exec Bob Higgins as executive VP of content for its Kids & Family division. Following its acquisition of Fremantle Kids & Family (FMK) last year, Higgins joined Boat Rocker as has since overseen the creative direction of the acquired programmes, while also collaborating on Boat Rocker’s existing kids’ […]

FremantleMedia Kids & Family adds to UK team

The kids and family division of FremantleMedia is bringing an LA-based exec over to its London base. Chapman Maddox (left), who executive produces Danger Mouse, will relocate across the pond to join the UK-based FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment (FMK) team, and is promoted from director of development to VP, development and production. He will […]

You(th)Tube

The launch of the YouTube Kids app in the US in February has been greeted with unanimous approval by content companies both big and small. Gary Smith reports. That there are now several generations of digital natives is a given, as is the fact that the current crop of 2-8 year-olds are more thoroughly immersed […]

Iconic kids series Danger Mouse gets rebooted

Iconic animated series Danger Mouse is the latest kids show to be resurrected. UK public broadcaster the BBC’s digital kids channel CBBC will air the new version of the classic show, about a crime-fighting rodent and his hamster sidekick. The original series (pictured) was produced by Cosgrove Hall for ITV franchisee Thames Television. It debuted […]

MIPJunior pick: FremantleMedia’s Kate & Mim-Mim

FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment aims to launch one show in each of the major categories of kids TV per year and Kate & Mim-Mim is 2013’s preschool offering. The show is Canadian producer Nerd Corps’ first move in preschool and follows Kate and her toy bunny Mim-Mim who in each of the 52x11mins episodes […]

FremantleMedia and BBC on kids partnership

Earlier this year the BBC and the Kids and Family division of FremantleMedia inked a multi-year deal that will see them co-develop and produce a range of kids series for preschool and older audiences, across live-action and animation. BBC Children’s boss Joe Godwin and FremantleMedia Kids and Family Entertainment’s Bob Higgins tell Stewart Clarke about […]

Wizards vs Aliens sells around the world

FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment has shopped Wizards vs Aliens, the action adventure show from the team behind Doctor Who, to a raft of international broadcasters. In the US, Hasbro and Discovery joint-venture channel The Hub has acquired the show. it has also sold to the ABC in Australia, HBO Family across Latin America, Canal […]