Jam Media

ABC secures Irish hybrid kids series

Australian pubcaster the ABC has bought live-action/animated series Little Roy from Irish children’s television company Jam Media. The broadcaster has taken exclusive rights, and will begin airing the show in 2017. The show is the latest in the Jam franchise, which began with CBBC’s Roy, and is a co-commission between CBBC and younger-skewed CBeebies. It […]

MIPJunior Hot Pick: Zig and Zag

Madcap alien puppets Zig and Zag are well-known to viewers in the British Isles of a certain age, having been incredibly popular in Irish broadcaster RTÉ’s kids schedules in the 90s and then becoming a fixture in popular Channel 4 morning show The Big Breakfast in the UK. Now the pair are back, but in […]

Cartoon Forum 2014: pre-market guide, part two

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. Today’s featured territories are Ireland, Belgium and Germany. IRELAND Ireland’s growing reputation as an IP […]

CBeebies buys Tilly and Friends for international nets

The BBC has acquired animated series Tilly and Friends for its international CBeebies channels. The animated show, which is produced by Walker Productions and Jam Media will go out on the Asian, Polish and African feeds of preschool channel CBeebies. It is on CBeebies in the UK and debuted last autumn. The Aardman-distributed series has […]