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Exclusive: Al Jazeera Children’s Channel inks huge programming deal with Disney

Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (JCC) has inked a programming deal with Disney for TV series and Disney and Disney/Pixar movies for its kids’ net and its preschool offshoot, TBI has learned. JCC, which reach hundreds of millions of homes across the Middle East, will get a raft of Disney series including hit cartoon series Phineas […]

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 […]

Latin Media Leaders: Pedro Leda, Ledafilms

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD PEDRO LEDA, FOUNDER AND CEO, LEDAFILMS Pedro Leda’s position in the Latin American TV business is notable for both its longevity and for the fact that he is held in such high regard. He was a clear winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award and those who nominated Leda spoke of his business […]

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 […]