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State of the industry: Canadian kids TV

Digital disruption and an end to regulatory protection has some in the Canadian kids business worried, but while content providers have one less broadcaster to pitch following the sell-off of Astral Media’s assets, they are optimistic that the same new platforms threatening traditional TV will provide them with greater global reach. Mark Dillon reports. The […]

Ex-FremantleMedia exec joins Jim Henson

Former FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment distribution exec Amy Takahara (pictured) has joined US producer The Jim Henson Company. At Henson, she will be director of global distribution, selling shows such as Hi Opie!, Dinosaur Train and Doozers. She was formerly FMKFE’s manager of distribution and marketing. Henson has also promoted former Paramount Pictures exec […]