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Genius Brands ups Disney alum to oversee new network division

US-based kids content company Genius Brands International has consolidated its portfolio of kids-focused channels under the newly created Genius Networks and promoted Todd Steinman to head up the new unit. Kartoon Channel!, Frederator Network and Ameba TV will now fall under the Genius Networks banner, with Steinman serving as president. The exec joined Genius Brands […]

Kids round-up: Kartoon Genius block launches on YFE; Moonbug Kids comes to EMEA

Kartoon Genius block launches on YFE Genius Brands International has unveiled a new block of children’s animated series and expanded distribution for its international channels, following its pending acquisition of Canada’s WOW! Unlimited Media Inc. and strategic investment in Germany’s Your Family Entertainment (YFE). The new block on the YFE International channels will be branded […]

Brazil’s ‘Boris & Rufus’ travel to Kartoon Channel! & China’s UYoung

Kartoon Channel! in North America and UYoung in China are among companies to have acquired rights to Brazilian animation Boris & Rufus. The show was created by Brazil’s Belli Studio and premiered on Disney XD in Latin America in 2018, with the latest season debuting in January. UYoung has taken rights for Mainland China, with the […]

Genius Brands ups Jon Ollwerther to president of Kartoon Channel!

US-based Genius Brands International has promoted Jon Ollwerther to president of its kids streaming platform Kartoon Channel!. Ollwerther previously served in the role of general manager for the platform and will also continue as EVP of business development for Genius Brands. Prior to joining the company, was VP of media, arts & entertainment for aerial intelligence […]

Genius Brands appoints former Disney, Fox execs to run new streamer

Genius Brands International has appointed former senior execs from Disney and Fox to run its soon-to-launch ad-supported streamer Kartoon Channel!. Margaret Loesch, the founding president and former CEO of Fox Kids Networks Worldwide, becomes executive chairman of Kartoon Channel!, which will be available in over 100 million US television households and 200 million mobile devices […]