Kids


Netflix strikes major deal with Roald Dahl estate

Netflix has struck a major deal with the estate of well-loved British children’s author Roald Dahl. The tech giant has struck an agreement with The Roald Dahl Story Company, which manages the copyright and trademarks of iconic children’s titles such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Twits. The list of titles in the […]

Amazon wins first Children’s BAFTA

Amazon has picked up its first Children’s BAFTA Award, winning the International Pre-School category for Tumble Leaf. Produced by Amazon Studios and Bix Pix Entertainment for Amazon Prime Video, Tumble Leaf follows a blue fox named Fig and his caterpillar friends as they go on adventures to learn about science. The show was created by […]

UKTV Ventures strikes first investment deal with Hopster

UKTV has struck its first deal through its innovation fund, UKTV Ventures, with an airtime-for-equity investment in kids TV app Hopster. UKTV launched The Innovation Fund in April 2017 in partnership with Channel 4’s Commercial Growth Fund to invest and take equity stakes in businesses in return for advertising airtime on UKTV channels. Hopster will […]

UK government unveils details of £60m kids TV fund

The UK government has announced the final details of a £60m (US$78m) fund that aims to halt the decline of UK-produced children’s TV content. First announced in December 2017, the scope of the Contestable Fund has now been confirmed, with up to £57m of the money to be assigned to the Young Audiences Content Fund, […]

MIPJunior round-up: TeamTO strikes copro deal with China’s Uyoung, Taffy

TeamTO has struck a five-series output deal, which will span across a decade, with Chinese kidsco Uyoung. The partnership, which follows Uyoung’s recent acquisitions of TeamTO animated comedies Mighty Mike and My Knight & Me, will kick off with the coproduction of action show Jade Armor. Negotiated through its Beijing office, TeamTO has been rapidly […]

Epic Story Media secures funds from Bron

Epic Story Media, recently formed by kids TV veteran Ken Faier (pictured), has secured investment from Bron Ventures which has taken a minority stake in the company. The backing from Bron, a subsidiary of Bron Media Corp, will allow Epic Story to further invest in high-end children’s IP for the international market. Bron will take […]

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, […]

Zodiak Kids takes Amazon titles to MIPCOM

Zodiak Kids has picked up 17 children’s series and specials from Amazon Studios, which will be rolled out at next month’s MIPJunior and MIPCOM. The Banijay Group-owned distributor will represent linear and broadcasting rights for Amazon Studios content globally while all series continue to air on Prime across the globe. The series include animated preschool […]

Hulu picks up French CGI series Monchhichi

Hulu has picked up French CGI series Monchhichi, which has been greenlit for a second season on French broadcaster TF1. Monchhichi is based on a popular plush toy that first emerged in Japan in 1974. The TV series is produced by Paris-based Technicolor Animation Productions and will be co-produced with TF1 for its second season. […]

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