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Kids roundup: WarnerMedia APAC hires Disney alum Melissa Lim; Moonbug shows comes to BBC iPlayer; Ferly & Toonz partner for ‘Kingdom Of None’

WarnerMedia APAC hires Disney alum Melissa Lim WarnerMedia has appointed Melissa Lim as the new head of content acquisitions and co-productions for its children’s networks in the Asia Pacific region, which include POGO, Cartoon Network and Boomerang. Lim will also advise on licensing content to fuel the growing slate of kids and family programming on the […]

Kids round-up: Super RTL inks Moonbug deal; Zigazoo gains $4m capital funding; TVOkids makes BGM double order  

Super RTL inks Moonbug deal German FTA linear children’s network Super RTL has acquired global pre-school hit CoComelon, and a number of other series, in a wide-reaching deal struck with London-and-LA-based kids content company Moonbug Entertainment. Moonbug shows, also including Little Baby Bum, Go Buster and Playtime with Twinkle, will be brought to German-speaking markets, […]

Kids round-up: Sparky hires Kerry Novick to head sales & co-pros; Jetpack expands CEE, Benelux & ME&A sales team; Nick Jr launches Spanish YouTube channel

Sparky hires Kerry Novick to head sales & co-pros Singapore-based Sparky Animation has appointed Kerry Novick as its new SVP of global sales & co-productions. In her new role, the LA-based industry veteran will take lead on the Dinosaur Train prodco’s international expansion, selling the company’s content library while cultivating relationships with new and existing distribution […]

Show of the week: “Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty”

Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty is the newest Nick show focusing on Felicity – a part- rainbow, part-butterfly, part-unicorn kitty with superpowers. The 2D animated mash-up show follows Felicity and best friend Miguel, as they take on every challenge that arrives in the magical land of Mythlandia. Felicity can shoot glow sticks from her paws, lasers […]

Kids round-up: Nelvana’s China Tales, Cake’s Dragon, Jetpack hire & Crackerjack revival

Nelvana, WeKids partner on China Tales Incubator Corus Entertainment-owned producer-distributor Nelvana, Chinese animation distribution specialist WeKids and animation software firm Toon Boom Animation have teamed up on a talent initiative out of China. The China Tales Incubator is to attract talent and uncover story ideas to develop, produce and distribute for audiences in China and […]

Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed sells worldwide

Beano Studios’ Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed has sold to nine territories, including Rai in Italy, France Televisions and RTE in Ireland. Joining the European broadcast trio and via deals made with distributor Jetpack Distribution, Dennis & Gnasher will now also air on Emirates Cable in the UAE, VTMKids in Belgium, TV Derana in Sri Lanka, […]

Jetpack nabs first live-action title The Cul de Sac

Global kids distributor Jetpack Distribution has acquired its first live-action property from New Zealand, The Cul de Sac. The show, which comprises three seasons of six episodes and targets kids aged 9-16, has aired on TVNZ2 and is programmed as early evening family viewing. It centres around Rose, who wakes one day to find that […]

Jetpack secures rights to trio of UK kids edutainment series

Kids content distributor Jetpack Distribution has acquired the international rights for three UK live action shows: Bumpybox’s My Petsaurus and Sixth Sense’s Our Family and Time for School. Commenting, Jetpack Distribution CEO Dominic Gardiner said: “The UK celebrates some of the greatest kids TV production and these shows are proven successes, drawing upon themes that affect many pre-schoolers, giving […]

TBI Weekly: Digital giants invest in original teams

This week saw veteran programming execs move over to digital giants Apple and YouTube, as the platforms make a further push into original programming. Originals execs set to do the job at Apple & YouTube   Former president and general manager of US basic cable channel WGN America (WGNA) Matt Cherniss joined Apple, his former […]

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