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Benbow exiting in BBC Children’s shake-up

Kay Benbow is the leaving the children’s division of UK pubcaster the BBC as part of a major shake-up that makes Cheryl Taylor its content chief. The key change sees CBeebies chief Benbow (pictured right) leaving the Corporation at the end of the year, with current CBBC chief Cheryl Taylor (below left) becoming head of […]

BBC looking for disability programming exec

The BBC is recruiting for a disability executive, who will support efforts to improve programming, commissioning and the portrayal of disabled people across the UK public broadcaster’s services. The exec will champion disabled talent and disability-related production and help the pubcaster reach its stated aim of quadrupling disabled representation on screen by 2017. The creation […]

‘Rising star’ named BBC Children’s chief

The COO of BBC England, Alice Webb, has been named as Joe Godwin’s replacement as director of BBC Children’s. She will take on the post in February, following Godwin’s move to take over at the BBC’s training division, BBC Academy. CBeebies controller Kay Benbow has been overseeing BBC Children’s, which comprises the CBeebies and CBBC […]

Benbow named acting BBC Children’s boss

Kay Benbow has been named acting director of BBC Children’s. The CBeebies controller will take over the duties Joe Godwin left open when he accepted the post of head of BBC Academy, the training arm of the UK pubcaster. She will combine the BBC Children’s duties, in which she will work closely with CBBC controller […]

BBC kids boss takes new role

Joe Godwin, the boss of the BBC’s kids services, is leaving his role to run the UK pubcaster’s training and development unit, BBC Academy Godwin is currently director, BBC Children’s, since 2009, with overall responsibility for its kids channels and programming. He starts in his BBC Academy position at the start of 2015. He will […]

ABC1 drops children’s programming

Australian broadcaster ABC1 will move children’s programming to dedicated digital channels as the country completes its digital switchover, it was announced today. From 2 February children’s programmes – including mainstay Play School, which has been broadcast on the ABC since 1966 and acquired shows including Peppa Pig (pictured) – will be transmitted on ABC3 and […]

Kids TV seriously

Today’s kids have an endless array of entertainment choices. From Disney, Nickelodeon and Turner Broadcasting TV channels to films, music videos, social media and console & casual gaming, there’s enough compelling content out there to occupy them 24/7. Is there a place for factual programmes in that mix? Andy Fry investigates The overwhelming majority of […]

FremantleMedia and BBC on kids partnership

Earlier this year the BBC and the Kids and Family division of FremantleMedia inked a multi-year deal that will see them co-develop and produce a range of kids series for preschool and older audiences, across live-action and animation. BBC Children’s boss Joe Godwin and FremantleMedia Kids and Family Entertainment’s Bob Higgins tell Stewart Clarke about […]