Horrible Histories

Lion poaches ‘big-hitter’ from Twenty Twenty

All3Media-owned Lion Television has poached Lisa Edwards from fellow UK prodco Twenty Twenty. Edwards has taken on the new role of creative director, factual at the Horrible Histories producer. Lion managing director Richard Bradley said she was a “big hitter with a wonderful reputation in the industry”, who had a “very rare combination of proven […]

Shalgosky leaves Keshet for All3Media’s Lion

Simon Shalgosky has left the UK production arm of Keshet and joined All3Media-owned prodco Lion Television, TBI has learned. Shalgosky took the head of development role at Keshet Productions UK at the start of the year, joining from ITV Studios-owned factual prodco Shiver. He left the UK content arm of Israeli broadcaster Keshet at the […]

Tiger Aspect poaches Baby Cow kids chief

Tiger Aspect Productions has tapped rival Baby Cow Productions to appoint the latter’s Tim Searle as creative director, animation and children’s. Searle has to this point been head of animation at Baby Cow, but has worked with Endemol Shine Group-owned Tiger Aspect since 2013 on CITV’s 52x11mins Mr Bean: The Animated Series. He had established […]

CBBC, Nick Jr. launch kids content apps

The BBC has launched a channel-focused app for its children’s network CBBC, which will house many of CBBC’s most popular brands, while Nickelodeon has also lined up one for its Nick Jr. channel. GO CBBC, which is available for free on Android, iOS and Kindle devices, will feature a range of new games featuring CBBC characters […]

BBC announces BBC Two/BBC Four controller

UK public broadcaster the BBC has appointed Kim Shillinglaw controller of its BBC Two and BBC Four channels. She will replace Janice Hadlow who stood down from the role earlier this year. Adam Barker has been acting controller, BBC Two and BBC Four, since Hadlow’s departure. Hadlow announced her decision to step down in February […]

Netflix gets Scholastic about kids shows

Streaming service Netflix has acquired a range of series from education-focused children’s content producer Scholastic Media. The news shows will launch on Netflix’s platforms in the US, Canada, Latin America, the UK and Ireland. Netflix has already launched season 1-4 of The Magic School Bus comprising 52 episodes and seasons 1-4 of Goosebumps comprising 74 […]