Children’s Media Conference


Nadiya Hussain to deliver keynote at UK’s Children’s Media Conference

British Bake Off alum Nadiya Hussein is set to deliver the opening keynote interview at this year’s Children’s Media Conference (CMC), which takes place 2-4 July in Sheffield, UK. Since winning The Great British Bake Off in 2015, Hussain has built a brand speaking out on issue-based topics, including her struggle with panic disorder. Ahead […]

BBC Children’s in-house unveils slate of new and returning shows

BBC Children’s in-house productions has unveiled a range of kids commissions to coincide with this week’s Children’s Media Conference (CMC). New titles include; The School Bus, a sitcom that takes place on a school bus; Catie’s Amazing Machines (above) which sees rally driver Catie Munnings bringing machines and technology to a pre-school audience; and YolanDa’s […]

TBI Kids Survey 2016: is a breakout global kids content hit coming?

It is hard to get new shows away, and even harder to get new shows to stand out when they do make it to air. Despite that and the lack of new global hits in recent times, the industry remains broadly positive that we will see a new breakout programme this year.   Generally, it […]

China and UK coming together at the Children’s Media Conference

Trevor Lai will be at the Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield, UK, this week to share his thoughts on how international and Chinese kids companies can work together. Lai runs UP Studios, the China-based indie that has grown from studio for hire to creator of original shows such as Super Boomi, a CGI series in-the-making. […]

Rastamouse studio Dinamo goes into administration

Dinamo Productions, the Wales-based kids’ TV firm that counts Rastamouse and Abadas among its credits, has gone into administration, TBI can reveal. The company filed for insolvency on June 26, according to UK business directory Companies House. Administrator Begbies Traynor is handling the matter. A number of sources close to the company confirmed the news […]

News brief: Olympic ceremony mastermind at Children’s Media Conference

The Children’s Media Conference will be opened by Frank Cottrell Boyce, the kids writer who jointly created the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony. Cottrell Boyce will give the opening keynote at the event this July as it heads into its tenth year. His screenwriting credits include Welcome to Sarajevo and he has penned several kids […]

Girls want toons!

Commissioners want more girl-skewed animation and say there is not enough coming their way. Producers say that commissioners often shun girl-skewed ideas as they are worried boys will turn off. Meanwhile, a handful of shows with girl characters are global hits. Asking kids TV executives why there are not more cartoons with lead girl characters […]