Discovery Kids Latin America

Discovery Lat Am, TVO buy Cottonwood kids show

Discovery Kids Latin America and Canada’s TVO have acquired The Ollie and Moon Show from distributor Federation Entertainment. The deals mean the show, which comes from Federation sister firm Cottonwood Media, will be distributed in 25 new territories, including all of the Americas and most English-speaking markets. The animated preschool series follows a couple of […]

Discovery Kids to cultivate Lilybuds

Discovery Kids Latin America will coproduce an original preschool series with Zodiak Kids Studios and France Télévisions. Lilybuds is a 52x11mins series about the adventures of a playful community of tiny magical gardeners, who unite to tend to an extraordinary garden and care for the animals that live near by. French pubcaster France Télévisions commissioned […]

Lat Am, Canada toon nets partner for PingPong

Discovery Kids Latin America and Canadian networks TVOntario and Tele Quebec have signed up for PingPong, a 52x5mins animated preschool coproduction from Canada and Brazil. The three channels have all secured development deals for the series, which is being coproduced by Brazilian animation studio TV PinGuim and Canada’s Kondololé Films following a deal between the […]

NBC Universo poaches Discovery exec

Latin-flavoured US cable channel NBC Universo has poached a Discovery Communications exec to become its senior VP, programming and production. Bilai Joa Silar will begin at the NBCUniversal-owned network on April 27, reporting to NBC Universo president Rubén Mendiola. The news comes two months after NBCU rebranded mun2 as NBC Universo to coincide with the […]

Discovery Kids engages Annedroids

Discovery Kids Latin America has acquired the first two seasons of Amazon’s hybrid animation kids original Annedroids. The deal for the 52x30mins Canadian CGI/live action hybrid series, from Sinking Ship Entertainment in association with TVOKids and sold by Picture Box Distribution, covers most of Latin America. The exception is Brazil, where Picture Box has sold […]

Discovery Kids remaking Oz music show

Discovery Kids Latin America is preparing a Spanish-language version of Australian kids music-themed show Hi-5. Discovery Latin America/US Hispanic has acquired format rights to the show from creator Hi-5 World, a deal facilitated by Latin American distributor Comarex. “We are committed to providing quality programming and a learning environment that engages children and Hi-5 is […]

Cartoonito digs into Doozers

Turner’s Asian division has acquired Doozers for its preschool channel Cartoonito. The animated series is produced and distributed by The Jim Henson Company. It has already been picked up by Cartoonito in Italy, the UK and Germany. Richard Goldsmith, executive VP of global distribution for The Jim Henson Company said: “Cartoonito offers viewers the most […]

Zodiak scores kids deals as pair exit

Zodiak Rights has renewed its deal with Discovery Kids Latin America for kids’ series Mister Maker Comes to Town, though the distributor is one of two Zodiak Media units losing executives this week. Discovery Kids has acquired the first two seasons of the show, which Zodiak-owned prodco The Foundation produces. It has also renewed Mister […]

MIPTV News: Discovery’s Doki makes international leap

Doki, the animated series commissioned on the back of interest in Discovery Kids Latin America’s mascot character of the same name, is headed to MIPTV. The preschool show will topline Canadian vendor Portfolio Entertainment’s slate, which also includes other new kids’ shows and factual content. Doki began life as a host character on Discovery Kids […]