CHF Entertainment

Pip Ahoy! docks in China

UK kids series Pip Ahoy! has debuted on IPTV, SVOD and satellite channels in China. Pip producer EHF Entertainment has joined forces with Yecheng Media Group, Shanghai Media Group-owned Wings Media and China Telecom to launch the show. The first 52 episodes have been dubbed in Mandarin, and have launched on networks such as Shanghai […]

Hall leaves CHF post as committee takes over

Simon Hall is exiting his managing director post at UK-based toon house CHF Media Group. Animation veteran Hall has been with CHF, which was born out of Danger Mouse studio Cosgrove Hall Productions, since 2012. However, he is leaving “to pursue new opportunities”, according to a company statement. A new executive committee at production subsidiary […]

Channel 5 conjures up Magic Marlon toon

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has commissioned a new animated series from the producers behind Dangermouse, Count Duckula and Wind in the Willows. The 52x7mins preschool toon, Magic Marlon, will air on Channel 5’s Milkshake next year in the spring or summer. It comes from CHF Entertainment, which also sold its last show, Pip Ahoy!, to […]

Tax breaks fuel UK’s global production hub ambitions

When UK Chancellor George Osborne sat down on March 20 having presented his Budget, the huzzahs of television producers should have been heard even above his own backbenchers, but the picture is a mixed one, reports Tim Adler. This year’s Finance Bill in the UK finally approved tax breaks for high-end drama production, animation and […]