FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment

Amazon buys kids package from FremantleMedia

Amazon has acquired a package of seven kids and family titles from FremantleMedia for its Prime Instant Video streaming service. The SVOD player has bought Kate & Mim-Mim (pictured), children’s series Team Toon, Alien Dawn, Really Me, The Aquabats Supershow! And Monsuno from FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment. It has also taken animated family feature […]

FremantleMedia kids toon flies to Asia

Preschool series Kate & Mim-Mim will broadcast on two Asian channels following deals closed with distributor FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment. PBS in Thailand and OKTO in Singapore have bought the animated show, which debuted in the UK on CBeebies in August. The deals come after TBI revealed FremantleMedia had hired Hit Entertainment’s Asian director […]

FremantleMedia Kids scores pre-market sales

FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment has sold animated series Kate & Mim-Mim to a number of European broadcasters. The 52x11mins show has gone to DR in Denmark, SVT in Sweden, Clan in Spain, Panda in Portugal,  Lagardere channels Tiji and Gulli in France and Minimax in central and eastern Europe. It has already sold to […]

Super RTL takes German rights to Kate & Mim-Mim

German family channel Super RTL has acquired local broadcast, licensing and home entertainment rights to preschool series Kate & Mim-Mim. The animated CG series will broadcast on the German net later this year after launching on CBeebies in the UK and BBC Kids and Knowledge Network this autumn. Husband and wife team Scott and Julie […]

Iconic kids series Danger Mouse gets rebooted

Iconic animated series Danger Mouse is the latest kids show to be resurrected. UK public broadcaster the BBC’s digital kids channel CBBC will air the new version of the classic show, about a crime-fighting rodent and his hamster sidekick. The original series (pictured) was produced by Cosgrove Hall for ITV franchisee Thames Television. It debuted […]

Ex-FremantleMedia Kids sales exec lands at Genius

Former FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment distribution VP Andrew Berman has found a new role as senior VP, global sales for LA-based Genius Brands International. In the role, he will lead worldwide sales on series such as Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club, Baby Genius, Stan Lee’s Mighty 7, and Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab. Berman, a […]

FremantleMedia names HIT exec as new kids boss

FremantleMedia has named Mattel and HIT Entertainment exec Rick Glankler has the new head of its kids and family entertainment division. The news comes after TBI revealed former boss Sander Schwartz had exited four years after launching RTL-owned FremantleMedia’s children’s entertainment division. Glanker begins his role as general manager and executive VP immediately, based in […]

Sander Schwartz out at FremantleMedia Kids

FremantleMedia’s children’s TV chief Sander Schwartz is leaving the RTL-owned company, TBI can reveal. Schwartz (left) has been with FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment for four years since its launch, during which time he built the unit up from scratch – with a sizeable kitty at his disposal – and turned FremantleMedia into one of […]

MIPJunior pick: FremantleMedia’s Kate & Mim-Mim

FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment aims to launch one show in each of the major categories of kids TV per year and Kate & Mim-Mim is 2013’s preschool offering. The show is Canadian producer Nerd Corps’ first move in preschool and follows Kate and her toy bunny Mim-Mim who in each of the 52x11mins episodes […]

FremantleMedia and BBC on kids partnership

Earlier this year the BBC and the Kids and Family division of FremantleMedia inked a multi-year deal that will see them co-develop and produce a range of kids series for preschool and older audiences, across live-action and animation. BBC Children’s boss Joe Godwin and FremantleMedia Kids and Family Entertainment’s Bob Higgins tell Stewart Clarke about […]