Maya the Bee


Studio 100 shows head for China after M4E deal

Chinese company WeKids Asia has acquired local distribution rights to four toons from Belgium’s Studio 100 Media, which is hot off closing its acquisition of M4E. WeKids, which spun out of Ciwen Media Group in December 2015, has acquired Chinese TV, VOD and home video rights to Maya the Bee, Vic the Viking, Nils Holgersson […]

Elmendorff leaves Studio 100

Patrick Elmendorff has resigned as CEO of kids producer and distributor Studio 100 Media. Veteran kids exec Elmendorff came to Studio 100 from EM.Entertainment, which Studio 100 subsequently bought. He has been at the company for nine years, latterly as managing director. Studio 100 said that the outgoing exec will ‘focus on his new job […]

Studio 100 buys M4E

Europe’s Studio 100 has acquired a majority interest in Germany’s m4E. Belgium-based Studio 100 has taken a 68% holding in the brand management and production firm for an undisclosed amount. The deals sees M4E founders and principal shareholders Hans Ulrich Stoef, Michael Büttner, Oliver Jansen and Cees Wessels (the latter through his associated companies TSC […]

Sky Kids App launches in Germany, Austria

Sky has launched its new Sky Kids App in Germany and Austria, offering content from its portfolio of children’s channels – including Boomerang, Cartoon Network, Disney Junior, and Disney XD. Sky Germany said that 2,000 episodes will be available at launch with programmes on the service including Maya the Bee (pictured), Vicky the Viking and […]

New kids channel for Studio 100, beIN

Europe’s Studio 100 and beIN Sports are launching a new kids channel, beJunior. The service will target viewers in the Middle East and North Africa, with producer and distributor Studio 100 partnering with Qatari-owned beIN. The channel will be on the beIN Media Group’s pay platform in the MENA region, with Studio 100 providing its […]

SF launches Swedish kids SVOD service

Sweden’s Svensk Filmindustri is launching a subscription on-demand service offering its library of classic kids titles and third-party programming. SF Kids Play launches on February 29, offering a monthly subscription at SEK59. All programming is available streamed or offline as a download. Programming includes titles from the Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking, Saltkråkan and Pettson & […]

Sprout buys Maya, Sydney

NBC’s US children’s channel Sprout has acquired European- and Australian-produced cartoon series. One deal with Studio 100 Media sees the network buy the 78x12mins CGI series and 3D feature film of Maya the Bee, while the other, brokered by distributor Bejuba! Entertainment, is for Essential Media and Entertainment’s preschool animation Sydney Sailboat. The series of […]

TF1 launches first SVOD service for kids

French broadcaster TF1 will launch TFou Max next month, the first SVOD service exclusively targeting kids in France. Dedicated to the 3-12 demo, TFou Max will launch next month, and be available for €2.99 (US$3.40) a month for a launch period. It will be accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets as well as connected TVs from […]

Maya the Bee buzzes for Disney

Disney has acquired CGI kids series Maya the Bee. The show will go out on the Disney Junior preschool channel in the region. Disney bought the series from Studio 100, which distributes the series and produces it out of its French studio. In France the series goes out on commissioning broadcasters TF1 and in Germany […]

Studio 100 launches film division

Kids producer and distributor Studio 100 has launched a new movie division, Studio 100 Film. The new unit’s first project will be the Maya the Bee feature. It has international rights to Maya the Bee – Movie. The company said that the launch “formalises Studio 100 Media’s strategic plans for growth into the movie business […]