Netflix cuts kids deal with Cartoon Network

Netflix has struck a deal to bring content from Turner Broadcast’s Cartoon Network and Cartoonito channels to its subscribers in the UK and Ireland. It marks the first time Cartoon Network programmes have been available on a subscription video-on-demand service. The deal will bring a range of shows including Powerpuff Girls, LazyTown and Courage the […]

News brief: LazyTown leaves CBeebies for Channel 5

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has snatched the rebooted version of LazyTown from its former home CBeebies. The show will broadcast on Channel 5’s Milkshake! preschool strand from next month following the deal with distributor and brand owner Turner Broadcasting EMEA. Turner acquired LazyTown producer Latibaer in 2011 and began prepping a new season.

CBeebies pre-buys toon series, Union handles sales

UK preschool channel CBeebies has pre-bought a new animated series from indie studio Beakus, with Adam Selly’s Union Media lined up to sell it on the international market. The 52x5mins Toggle will launch on CBeebies in 2015. The show is billed as an “an inventive, unique and fun series with a bright eye-catching design”. It […]

Turner poaches Disney’s Patricia Hidalgo

Turner has hired Patricia Hidalgo as its chief content officer, EMEA, filling a role vacated by Michael Carrington earlier this year. Hidalgo joins from Disney where she was VP, content and programming strategy. Hidalgo is the second senior executive to swap Disney for Turner in recent months after Giorgio Stock joined the Time Warner-backed company […]