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BBC kids orders more Roy shows

BBC kids channels CBeebies and CBBC have jointly commissioned a new 52x14mins season of Little Roy. The animated series will go out across the preschool CBeebies channel and its older-skewing sibling CBBC. Little Roy was a spin-off from animated series Roy, and CBBC has also ordered a new show featuring the animated character, the live-action […]

BBC plans standalone children’s iPlayer

Britain’s pubcaster, the BBC, is to launch a standalone children’s version of popular on-demand service BBC iPlayer. The new service, iPlay, will create a “single front-door” for children to access BBC programming and related digital content. This will allow kids to access content “that matures with them, across more platforms, in a safe and trusted […]

BBC Three goes online-only in March 2016

The BBC plans to turn youth network BBC Three into an online-only service from March 1, 2016 and increase the volume of BBC Threeshows on BBC One and Two from the autumn. In a response to the June ruling in which the BBC’s governing body provisionally approved taking BBC Three online-only, the BBC Executive said […]

CBBC: report card, recent hits, shopping lists

CBeebies controller Kay Benbow and her CBBC counterpart Cheryl Taylor took the stage at the Children’s Media Conference last week to tell content companies what is working on their services and what they are looking for. After they had outlined recent news and the profile of their service, TBI quizzed the pair on the details […]

CBeebies: report card, recent hits, shopping lists

CBeebies controller Kay Benbow and her CBBC counterpart Cheryl Taylor took the stage at the Children’s Media Conference last week to tell content companies what is working on their services and what they are looking for. After they had outlined recent news and the profile of their service, TBI quizzed the pair on the details […]

BBC weighs original family films in BBC3 hours

The BBC is considering making original family films to fill extra hours that could be given to CBBC when BBC Three moves online. The BBC Trust, which governs the activities of the UK pubcaster, last week provisionally approved BBC Three’s move from linear to online. It also approved a plan to extend CBBC’s by two […]

Aardman brings Morph back to TV

Aardman’s classic clay-mation character Morph will return to UK screens next month and the kids producer and distributor will launch the new series internationally. Morph first appeared as a stop-frame animated segment withing popular BBC kids art series Take Hart. The new series, Morph, was commissioned by preschool channel CBBC and will use the same […]

CBBC, ABC explore Secret Life of Boys

Pubcasters in the UK and Australia have co-commissioned a live-action interactive drama about an eleven-year-old Aussie girl that spends the summer with her male English cousins. CBBC and ABC3 have greenlit The Secret Life of Boys, which Zodiak Kids’ newly-renamed production division Zodiak Kids Studios will produce in the UK. A series of 25 five-minute […]

Reality star becomes Dengineer for CBBC

UK kids channel CBBC has commissioned The Dengineers, a new live-action makeover show in which kids get their dream dens made for them Mark Wright, who came to prominence in the UK as one of the stars of scripted reality series The Only Way is Essex, will present the show, which CBBC will produce in-house. […]

TV3 names Jeff Ford replacement

Ireland’s TV3 has named Lynda McQuaid as its director of content to replace the Fox International Channels-bound Jeff Ford. McQuaid will take up her post in April, when former Channel 5 chief Ford moves back to the UK to become general manager of FIC UK after more than three years in Ireland. She has previously […]