Karen Vermeulen


Al Jazeera picks up kids package from Zodiak

Al Jazeera has acquired a package of programmes from Zodiak for its Arabic kids channels Jeem and preschool service Baraem TV. It has taken Zodiak Kids titles including The Ranch, Rekkit Rabbit (pictured) and Horrid Henry. The Qatar-based broadcaster has also relicensed Monster Buster Club and Escape from Scorpion Island. Jowaher Al Nasr is now director […]

Kids go OTT

As the gamut of entertainment mediums for children grows ever wider, Andy Fry profiles how over-the-top programming services are adapting their offers to garner attention, and attract eyeballs, from kids of all ages. In the last five years, kids’ media consumption has changed beyond recognition in advanced economies. The advent of OTT and on-demand technology, […]

Ciwen to sell Zodiak Kids fare in China

China’s Ciwen Media Group will represent more than 390 episodes from the Zodiak Kids catalogue in China. Zodiak has granted Ciwen exclusive distribution rights to programming from Zodiak Media’s French studios Marathon Media and Tele Images and The Illuminated Film Company. From Marathon comes Totally Spies, The Amazing Spiez and Rekkit Rabbit, and from Tele […]

Watchever buys Zodiak Kids package

Vivendi’s new European OTT platform Watchever is among a number of VOD services in Europe to have acquired shows from distributor Zodiak Kids. Watchever has scored a package deal for German, Austrian and Swiss rights to series such as Famous 5, Gormiti, Street Football and Team Galaxy. Watchever launched in January, offering TV and movies from the […]