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Gulli adds Teletubbies

France-based kids channel Gulli has acquired rights to the DHX Media-sold reboot of the Teletubbies. Gulli’s deal covers exclusive free TV rights and non-exclusive VOD rights for online platform GulliMax, and on pay TV channel Gulli Africa in 22 sub-Saharan territories. Airing in France from early 2016, the deal also includes all territories Gulli broadcasts […]

Canal+ launches kids, entertainment channels in Africa

Canal+ has expanded its service for sub-Saharan Africa with the creation of three new dedicated channels and the addition of 22 other services to its offering, now marketed under the Bouquets Canal+ brand. The new channels are Edan, described as a “cosmopolitan and urban” entertainment channel, Gulli Africa, said by the broadcaster to be the […]

French deals for Matt Hatter

Lagardère Active has acquired hit kids series Matt Hatter Chronicles for its digital kids channels Canal J and Gulli. The first two seasons of the CGI action series have launched on Canal J and will roll out on Gulli in spring 2015. Platinum Films distributes and produces the show, which started out on ITV and […]

France: kids TV at a crossroads

With the Annecy animation festival beginning today, Pascale Paoli-Lebailly hears from leading players about the wave of changes that have befallen the French toon industry in the past year. The French animation industry is renowned for its creative output in both TV and the cinema. The sector – which can in part thank production quotas, […]

Transmedia by numbers

Children’s love of great TV content shows no signs of abating but young audiences are becoming increasingly agnostic when it comes to the screen they use to find it, resulting in the line between app, game, toy and TV show blurring. Mediametrie and Eurodata TV media consultant Claire Mitchell looks at the numbers these crossovers […]

Sonic toon speeds to Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network and two French broadcasters are on board the first ever Sonic the Hedgehog CG-animated TV series. Sonic Boom will first launch in the US on Cartoon and France on Canal J and Gulli in the autumn of 2014 before rolling out internationally. France’s Genao Productions is coproducing the 52x11mins series with Sega’s American […]

French broadcasters buy Pac-Man

Allen Bohbot’s 41 Entertainment has sealed free and pay TV deals for its Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures series in France. Free-to-air digital kids channel Gulli has picked up the free TV rights to the 39x22mins series. Its pay TV counterpart Canal J has taken pay rights. Both channels are part of the Lagardère group. […]

New French distributor launches with former M6 kids boss

France-based producer Superprod has launched an international sales division, Superights. Morgann Favennec has been hired as deputy managing director and will head up sales and acquisitions activity at the new distributor. She joins from RTL-owned French commercial broadcaster M6 where she was head of kids programming. Prior to that she held roles at Jetix, Disney […]

Viacom cuts content deals with French broadcasters

Viacom international Media Networks has cut a raft of programming deals with French channels in the wake of MIPTV. It has licensed SpongeBob SquarePants, the SpongeBob Christmas special and season seven of Dora the Explorer to TF1. France’s largest commercial broadcaster has also acquired the second season of Kung Fu Panda and renewed deals for […]

Rovio unveils Angry Birds TV, VOD launch plan

The long awaited Angry Birds Toons series has secured carriage on 14 broadcasters and a number of online and digital platforms ahead of its launch later this week. TV industry insiders have long been waiting to discover the identities of the channels that will launch the short-form Rovio Entertainment property, which is based on the […]