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Israeli kids net seeks ‘cutting edge’ content

A new Israeli children’s channel is seeking out “cutting edge” educational content. Hop! Media Group launched Wiz, an edutainment channel, on January 1 to make school subjects more accessible. Sharon Moverman, director of acquisitions at Hop!, said: “We are in search for cutting-edge content, including short-form content, on top of classic, traditional half-hour formats. “Our […]

Sons of Anarchy, Modern Family popular on Shomi

Sons of Anarchy and Modern Family are among the most-watched titles on one-year-old Canadian SVOD platform Shomi. The Rogers Media-owned service released data on its first birthday, which revealed its ten most popular titles, that it currently offers subscribers 17,698 episodes of programming, and that it had more than 143 million total video plays. Comedy, […]

Retooled Bob lands global homes

France 5 and Turner Broadcasting System in the UK are among buyers of the rebooted Bob the Builder animated series. Z@pplin in the Netherlands, VRT in Belgium, Rai Yoyo in Italy, E-TV in South Africa, MiniMini in Poland, RTÉ in Ireland and Hop! in Israel have all acquired the show, which has already launched on […]

French, Scandi nets buy CBeebies series

Gulli and Tiji in France are among the latest buyers of DHX Media-sold CBeebies kids series Twirlywoos. The networks get the show after parent Lagardere scored a deal with Canada-based DHX, which has also shopped it to YLE in Finland, SVT in Sweden, NRK in Norway and Hop! in Israel. DHX’s channel, Family Junior, will […]

Debut deal for BBCWW’s Banished

UK-based BBC Worldwide has secured its first sale of character-led period drama Banished. Pay platform Yes in Israel has bought the show, which follows exiled Britains at an Australian penal colony in the 18th century. The deal is part of a wider agreement that also includes premium period drama Wolf Hall and US documentary Backstreet […]

France Télévisions, Clan make Doozers play

France Télévisions and Spain’s TVE Clan are among buyers of The Jim Henson Company cartoon Doozers. Dreamia in Portugal and another Spanish network, AMC Networks International-owned Canal Panda, have also bought show in Europe, while the Okto channel in Singapore and TVNZ in New Zealand have also acquired it. In Israel, kids channel Hop! has […]

Cartoon Forum 2014: pre-market guide, part one

Every year, brave indie producers stand before the great and the good of European animation commissioning to pitch their latest wares at the Cartoon Forum. Ahead of the event in September, Jesse Whittock looks at the projects heading for Toulouse, starting with toon powerhouses France and the UK. This year’s Cartoon Forum selection proves that […]

News brief: Peg & Cat finds global homes

Kids series Peg & Cat is heading to four new broadcasters. The show, which comes from The Fred Rogers Company and PBS Kids and is animated and sold globally by Canada’s 9 Story Entertainment, has gone to ABC in Australia, HOP in Israel, Mini-Mini in Poland and E-Junior in the UAE. The series launched last […]

DHX’s Maths toon adds up for Canal+

France-based Canal+ has acquired animated series Monster Math Squad. The French premium channel operator has acquired the 50x11mins animated series from Canada-based producer and distributor DHX. The deal gives Canal+ rights to the show, about a team of number-crunching monsters who use maths to solve problems, in France and Switzerland as well as for its […]

News brief: Nick Jr acquires Justin Time

Nick Jr. in France has bought seasons one and two of Canadian-produced animated series Justin Time. Season two 26x11mins show, which comes from Toronto’s Guru Studios, has also sold to Disney in Australia, Finland’s YLE and Israel’s Hop! channel. The show already broadcasts in more than 70 territories on channels such as NBC and Sprout […]