Discovery Kids


Amazon Channels UK picks up Discovery Kids

Discovery has launched digital subscription service, Discovery Kids, on Amazon’s Prime Video Channels service in the UK. Discovery Kids offers content targeted at children aged four to eight years old, including animated series like My Little Pony, Peppa Pig and Angry Birds Toons, as well as Discovery content like Doki, Meet the Penguins and Dogs: The Untold Story. “Children are digital natives from […]

CBeebies, Zodiak execs launch kids prodco

Jon Hancock and David Hallam have created a new Manchester- based kids indie, Three Arrows Media. Former CBeebies producer Hancock and Zodiak Kids head of development Hallam have the new business up and running with a development deal with CBeebies, and project for Discovery Kids Asia. They also co-own a new format that is being […]

Scripps hires ex-Discovery Asia chief for UK

Scripps Networks Interactive has hired former Discovery Networks Asia Pacific boss Kevin Dickie as senior VP, channels for the UK and EMEA. Dickie (pictured) exited his post as SVP of Discovery’s Asia Pacific content group last year in a restructure that also saw the exit of high-ranking communications executive Charles Yap. He has been working […]

News brief: Discovery Kids keen on Finding Stuff Out

Discovery Kids Asia Pacific has acquired a raft of programmes from Canada’s 9 Story Media Group. This includes an additional 26 22-minute episodes of animated action adventure series Wild Kratts and the first season of 16x22mins Finding Stuff Out, which will air across the Asia Pac region, and seasons one and two of Survive This, […]

Buyers briefing: Angela Recio Sondon, Discovery

Name: Angela Recio Sondon Title: VP, programming and acquisitions, Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic Ahead of NATPE next week, TBI talks with Angela Recio Sondon, who is in charge of key programming decision-making for Discovery’s entire Latin America and US Hispanic portfolio. She outlines her content needs, how the Discovery commissioning process works and upcoming shows TBI: What channels […]

Amazon kids show lands at Discovery Asia

Amazon’s original children’s show Annedroids has sold to Discovery Kids Asia. Picture Box Distribution has closed the deal for the Sinking Ship Entertainment show (pictured). Science-themed Annedroids launched on Amazon Prime Instant Video earlier this year as one of the three of the SVOD service’s debut original children’s programmes. Discovery Kids Asia’s factual counterpart has […]

News brief: Discovery Asia picks up kids series The Fixies

The Asian feed of Discovery Kids has acquired animated series The Fixies. The pan-regional deal means the series will go out across the continent. The 104x6mins series follows a group of kids who repair various devices and objects. It is produced by Aeroplane Productions and sold internationally by Atlantyca Entertainment. Broadcasters including Minimax in Eastern […]

News brief: Julius Jr heading for Discovery Kids

Saban Brands’ pre-schooler Julius Jr. will broadcast on Latin American pay channel Discovery Kids. The deal, finalised at NATPE in Miami this week with programme distributor Marvista Entertainment, hands the Discovery Communications channel 26 half-hours of the toon, which is based on the Paul Frank brand.

Discovery, Noga register for Operation Ouch!

Discovery Kids in Asia and Israel’s Noga are among new buyers of CBBC’s BAFTA-winning children’s factual series Operation Ouch!. Ultra TV in the former Yugoslav states Croatia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia has also picked up the show, and further deals with broadcasters in the Middle East and Turkey are in negotiations, according to Genevieve […]

DHX’s Maths toon adds up for Canal+

France-based Canal+ has acquired animated series Monster Math Squad. The French premium channel operator has acquired the 50x11mins animated series from Canada-based producer and distributor DHX. The deal gives Canal+ rights to the show, about a team of number-crunching monsters who use maths to solve problems, in France and Switzerland as well as for its […]