Frank Dietz


Germany’s kids’ channels competition heats up

German children’s TV is set for its biggest shake-up in years, with the Disney Channel set to go free-TV – a move that places it in direct competition with Super RTL, the market leading family network that the Mouse House joint-owns. Jesse Whittock assesses the battle ahead. The pace of change in the German kids’ […]

Bannister resurfaces, prepping Shanghai Media toon slate

Former PGS Entertainment acquisitions exec Justine Bannister is working with China’s Shanghai Media Group on a slate of new kids’ series, TBI has learned. Bannister has been working with a range of clients on a consultancy basis since leaving PGS last year including SMG-owned animation producer Toonmax and France’s Panache Animation. It is understood Toonmax […]