Minimax


AMC hires former MTG exec in CEE rejig

The central Europe division of AMC Networks International has rejigged its operation and will now run across two distinct areas, film and entertainment, and kids and infotainment. The channel operator has brought in CEE TV industry veteran Judit Minda to oversee programming at the new kids and infotainment unit. She was at MTG until recently. […]

Channels crown PGS’ Little Prince

Several international channels have acquired the third season of animated series The Little Prince. Minimax in Eastern Europe, MTV in Hungary, Minika in Turkey, Noga in Israel and and Knowledge Network in Canada have all bought the series, based on the classic Antoine de Saint-Exupéry novel. The Little Prince is produced by French studio Method […]

Kids nets catch Little Nutbrown Hare

Channels in the Middle East, central Europe and Iceland have acquired preschool toon series Guess How Much I Love You – The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare. The 52x11mins series has gone to JCC, Minimax and RUV, respectively. 9 Story Media Group sells the series internationally. German kids channels KiKA and ARD-owned HR-Hessischer Rundfunk, plus […]

News brief: CEE deals for DHX kids shows

Chellomedia Central Europe is among buyers of DHX Media’s kids series. The channels operator has renewed season one and acquired season three of Martha Speaks for its channel Minimax in Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic and Slovakia. In Croatia, RTL Kockika has acquired Arthur, Johnny Test and Caillou (pictured). Elsewhere, pan-Arab broadcaster MBC has acquired shows […]

News brief: Discovery Asia picks up kids series The Fixies

The Asian feed of Discovery Kids has acquired animated series The Fixies. The pan-regional deal means the series will go out across the continent. The 104x6mins series follows a group of kids who repair various devices and objects. It is produced by Aeroplane Productions and sold internationally by Atlantyca Entertainment. Broadcasters including Minimax in Eastern […]

AMC Networks buys Chellomedia for $1bn

AMC Networks has reached an agreement to buy Liberty Global-owned channel operator Chellomedia for €750 million (US$1 billion). The deal hands US-based AMC an extensive array of channels that are distributed to nearly 400 million homes in 138 territories. Chellomedia is the international content arm of John Malone’s Liberty Global, while AMC has emerged a […]

FTA, pay TV nets visit Zodiak’s Ranch

Four free-to-air broadcasters are among new buyers of Zodiak Kids’ animated series The Ranch. The 26x26mins show, which comes from Zodiak Media-owned Tele Images Productions and launched on TF1 last year, has gone to FTA nets RTS in Switzerland, SVT Barnkanalen in Sweden, POP TV in Slovenia and CFI in French-speaking Africa. Furthermore, pay TV […]

Presales sealed for The Jungle Bunch series

A raft of broadcasters have acquired upcoming kids series The Jungle Bunch to the Rescue. The 52x11mins animated series is distributed by PGS. It has shopped it to broadcasters including Super RTL (Germany), VRT (Belgium) and Noga (Israel). The TAT Productions-produced show  was commissioned by French public broadcaster France Télévisions. It comes on the heels […]