Hans-Ulrich Stoef


Elmendorff leaves Studio 100

Patrick Elmendorff has resigned as CEO of kids producer and distributor Studio 100 Media. Veteran kids exec Elmendorff came to Studio 100 from EM.Entertainment, which Studio 100 subsequently bought. He has been at the company for nine years, latterly as managing director. Studio 100 said that the outgoing exec will ‘focus on his new job […]

Studio 100 buys M4E

Europe’s Studio 100 has acquired a majority interest in Germany’s m4E. Belgium-based Studio 100 has taken a 68% holding in the brand management and production firm for an undisclosed amount. The deals sees M4E founders and principal shareholders Hans Ulrich Stoef, Michael Büttner, Oliver Jansen and Cees Wessels (the latter through his associated companies TSC […]

m4e buys Rainbow out of Mia and Me

German brand management and production firm m4e has acquired Italian toon producer Rainbow’s shares in Mia and Me, the animated preschool series the pair coproduces. The deal, financial terms of which were not disclosed, hands m4e the 45% of the international rights the brand it didn’t already own, though Loreto-based Rainbow retains 100% of the […]

Euro kids firms form strategic alliance

German brands firm m4e and Spanish-Italian kids venture Planeta Junior have formed a strategic alliance that spans coproduction, distribution and rights. The family entertainment-focused firms say the pact is “long-term”, and will also cover licensing and merchandising. “Several rights” from Planeta’s IP catalogue and m4e’s development slate will be coproduced going forwards, while both parties […]

Nick Jr. brings Euro toon to UK

US channel Nick Jr. has acquired European-produced CGI toon Wissper, and will debut it next year. The 52x7mins show comes from German brand management and content group m4e, compatriot BASTEI Media, Ireland’s Telegael, the UK’s Absolutely Cuckoo (Waybuloo) and Indian’s Discreet Art Productions. Nick Jr. has bought it from m4e after Channel 5 in the […]

New German channel says Yep! to kids block

A new ProSiebenSat.1 male-skewing channel that’s launching this year has secured a long-term children’s content output deal with new m4e and Mainstream Media co-venture Yep! TV Bebtriebs. From September 3, ProSieben MAXX will broadcast on German free-TV, targeted at a 30-59 male audience with US series, international documentaries and an in-house magazine series. The channel […]