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WarnerMedia supercharges HBO Max, Cartoon Network with 300-hours of kids shows

WarnerMedia has commissioned more than 300 hours of new original live-action and animated children’s content, as part of a commitment to expand its kids and family offering across all its platforms. The content offering will cover original series, special and acquisitions for all kids age ranges, including preschoolers, 6-11-year-olds and family co-viewing, and will debut […]

Kids round-up: ‘Kid-E-Cats’ expands in Italy; ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ increases LatAm foothold; YouTube Kids arrives on Freesat

CTC Media’s ‘Kid-E-Cats’ expands in Italy WarnerMedia-owned preschool network Cartoonito and German distributor and co-prod Koch Films GmbH have signed deals with APC Kids to expand CTC Media’s animation Kid-E-Cats presence in Italy. After already airing the first two seasons, Cartoonito has signed a new FTA deal for the third season, while Koch Films has […]

Kids round-up: Italy’s Cartoonito launches climate toon; YA drama for Israel’s Nick Hot; Sky Kids expands

Climate toon bought by Cartoonito Italy’s Cartoonito has picked up animated children’s series MeteoHeroes for its global premiere. The show is a co-production between Mondo TV and Italian weather forecasting group Meteo Expert Center. The series, in which six children fight pollution and extreme weather with their superpowers, will air a special four-episode primetime premiere […]

TalkTalk adds Cartoonito to channel line-up

UK operator TalkTalk has added Turner preschool channel Cartoonito to its TV line-up. Cartoonito is available from today on channel 488 of the TalkTalk EPG and will be available as part of the ‘Kids Boost’ package. Among its programming line-up is the long-running educational series Sesame Street (pictured). This offers 10 dedicated kids’ channels – […]

Turner strikes new channels deal with Virgin

Turner has renewed its carriage deal with UK cabler Virgin Media, adding a raft of on-demand content to the roster of linear nets. Liberty Global-owned Virgin has secured Turner channels including Cartoon Network (Powerpuff Girls, pictured), Boomerang, Cartoonito, TCM and CNN International, and the Cartoon Network HD net has been added to the line-up for […]

Netflix UK, YFE among Toot buyers

Netflix in the UK, Disney in Australia and Germany-based YFE have acquired Toot the Tiny Tugboat from Twofour Rights. The Channel 5-commissioned 52x11mins preschool show, which also runs on Cartoonito on UK pay TV, is based on Sebastien Braun’s book and follows an ambitious tugboat and his friends. “Toot the Tiny Tugboat is a beautifully […]

Turtles, Dora spread in Lat Am, Europe

Viacom International Media Networks properties Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Dora the Explorer: Into the City have sold to broadcasters around the world. Turtles seasons one and two have gone to China’s TianJinShi Team Shine Culture Communication Co. and will launch on Kaku Kids for Beijing Television and Jiajia Cartoon Channel with Guangdong Jia Jia […]

Turner ties up Toot the Tiny Tugboat

Turner Broadcasting System has acquired UK pay TV rights for Toot the Tiny Tugboat the local feed of its preschool channel Cartoonito. The animated series will broadcast on Cartoonito UK early next year. It follows an eager young tugboat in his first year of service at a harbour. Sean Gorman, director, kids channels, UK and […]

Cartoonito, RTE buy Pip Ahoy!

Cartoonito in the UK and Ireland and Irish pubcaster RTE have acquired rights to Channel 5’s animated series Pip Ahoy!. RTE’s deal gives it free TV rights in Ireland. The show comes from Ireland’s Monster Entertainment, and is about an eager young pup and his best friend, a cat, in a seaside resort. Monster is […]

Turner moves Asia Pac exec to Cartoon Network US

Turner Broadcasting System has named one of its Asia Pacific kids programming bosses as VP, programme scheduling at Cartoon Network and Boomerang in the US. Based in Atlanta, Vishnu Athreya will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day scheduling of networks, plus strategic positioning of programming content for both and all branded non-linear platforms. He joins after […]

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