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CBeebies, BBC Worldwide join Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures

UK public children’s channel CBeebies and commercial counterpart BBC Worldwide Channels have hooked up to co-commission a new dinosaur-themed factual series featuring presenter Andy Day. The BBC’s Natural History Unit is attached to produce the 20-part Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures, which is a follow up to Day’s previous series, Andy’s Wild Adventures. While that show saw him […]

News brief: Mike the Knight gets second season

HIT Entertainment and Nelvana Enterprises have gone into production on a second season of new kids hit Mike the Knight. The 52x12mins CGI season will begin to deliver to Canadian kids net Treehouse next month for a May debut, with the UK’s CBeebies launching it in the summer and the US’s Nick Jr. later in […]

BBC Trust starts review of kids’ TV services

The BBC Trust, the UK public broadcaster’s governing body, has announced a review of its children’s TV services including CBBC and CBeebies. The review will look at how the two dedicated kids services are performing across TV and online, and will also assess the BBC Executive’s progress on creating radio services for children, including children’s […]

CBeebies buys Tilly and Friends for international nets

The BBC has acquired animated series Tilly and Friends for its international CBeebies channels. The animated show, which is produced by Walker Productions and Jam Media will go out on the Asian, Polish and African feeds of preschool channel CBeebies. It is on CBeebies in the UK and debuted last autumn. The Aardman-distributed series has […]

UK, Canada reveal Dinopaws footprints

A trio of UK, Canadian and international broadcasters has commissioned a new transatlantic preschool cartoon about three young dinosaurs. The UK and international versions of CBeebies and Canada’s Treehouse are onboard Dinopaws (52×11′), with BBC Worldwide securing global TV distribution rights outside the UK and Canada and merchandising rights. It will broadcast the BBC Worldwide Channels-owned […]

Beyond picks up two BBC kids shows

Beyond International has taken international rights to two new kids series, Totally Rubbish and Get Squiggling Letters. Both are from UK indie producer Dot To Dot Productions. Totally Rubbish was commissioned by UK public broadcaster the BBC’s kids channel CBBC and Get Squiggling Letters by its preschool sister channel CBeebies. Totally Rubbish is 10x30mins art […]

Liam Keelan opts for BBC Worldwide over Sky

Liam Keelan has opted to take a new role at BBC Worldwide over the position as director of Sky1 he accepted late last year. Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster, announced yesterday that Keelan will become its global editorial director. In that role he will report to chief content officer Helen Jackson […]

New Belgian pay TV service launches with raft of intn’l channels

Dutch telco KPN has launched a new pay TVservice in Belgium, Snow. The service will combine TV, internet and telephony in a bundled offering, competing with existing providers Telenet and Belgacom. The Snow service will be marketed separately from KPN Belgium’s existing mobile telecom offering in the country, Base. The service offers 33 channels including […]

CBeebies orders Get Squiggling spin-off

UK public broadcaster the BBC’s dedicated preschool channel CBeebies has ordered a 26x7mins new series, Get Squiggling Letters. It is a spin-off from existing CBeebies series Get Squiggling. Like that show will be produced by Dot to Dot Productions. It was commissioned by CBeebies controller Kay Benbow.

Michael Carrington leaves Turner and joins Hit

Michael Carrington is leaving his position as head of content at Cartoon Network and Turner’s other kids channels in the EMEA region. He is joining Hit Entertainment in the newly created position of head of content and production, Hit Global Brands.   Carrington is a well-known figure in the kids industry, having been controller of […]