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Kids round-up: YouTube Originals scores ‘Supa Strikas’ prequel; HBO Max & Discovery ink Jetpack deals; FilmRise licenses Scholastic shows

YouTube Originals scores ‘Supa Strikas’ prequel YouTube Originals has picked up Supa Strikas: Rookie Season, a prequel to the soccer animated series Supa Strikas, from the newly-acquired Moonbug Entertainment, in partnership with UNICEF. The first half of the 12-part series will launch on 3 December on the official Supa Strikas YouTube channel and the YouTube […]

Israel’s Hop! & YLE buy from Russia’s ‘Claymotions’ prodco SMF Studio

Broadcasters and distributors in the Middle East, Europe, the Baltics and China have picked up animated children’s content produced by Russia’s SMF Studio, following a slew of deals struck at MIPCOM. Claymotions distributor Jetpack inked agreements with Israel’s Hop!, while SMF Studio has also partnered with Finnish broadcaster YLE to distribute the show in the […]

Sales round-up: Discovery & Nine Network ink factual deals; Jetpack takes ‘Mechamato’ rights; Globoplay & Gulli Brazil take Pinguim shows

Discovery & Nine Network ink factual deals Broadcasters around the world have picked up a variety of factual programming, following deals struck with UK distributor DCD Rights. Outback Car Hunters, produced by CJZ for Discovery, has been picked up by Australia’s Nine Network, Viasat World for CEE, Scandinavia, Russia & CIS and RMC Decouverte for […]

Jetpack Distribution takes global rights to ‘Critters TV’

UK-based kids and family content distributor Jetpack Distribution has acquired worldwide rights to spoof animal documentary Critters TV. Produced by Dublin-based Turnip & Duck, the 26 x 11-minute series is a mix of 2D flash animation and live action and is aimed at 4-8-year-olds and their families. It was funded by Screen Ireland, RTÉjr, and the […]

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 […]

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