Mondo TV

Round-up: ‘Don’t Forget The Lyrics’ for Portugal’s RTP1; STV Player rolls out UK-wide; Rai Ragazzi pre-buys ‘Grisù’

‘Don’t Forget The Lyrics’ for Portugal’s RTP1 RTP1 in Portugal has picked up a local adaptation of Banijay’s Don’t Forget The Lyrics format, with Não Te Esqueças Da Letra to be produced by Shine Iberia. Presented by João Paulo Rodrigues, the musical game show will air in Portugal on Saturday evenings from this spring. Singing ability plays no part […]

Kids round-up: Italy’s Cartoonito launches climate toon; YA drama for Israel’s Nick Hot; Sky Kids expands

Climate toon bought by Cartoonito Italy’s Cartoonito has picked up animated children’s series MeteoHeroes for its global premiere. The show is a co-production between Mondo TV and Italian weather forecasting group Meteo Expert Center. The series, in which six children fight pollution and extreme weather with their superpowers, will air a special four-episode primetime premiere […]

Kids round-up: Hoho takes ‘Shane The Chef’ to global nets; Mondo TV preps MIPTV slate

Hoho Rights has struck multiple deals around the world for food-based preschool title Shane The Chef. The 52 x 11-minute animated series follows the foody adventures of ambitious and energetic chef Shane and his young daughter Izzy. A year since its launch on Channel 5’s Milkshake!, the title will head to Celtic broadcasters RTE, BBC […]

Bejuba! raids BRB for sales chief

Canada’s Bejuba! Entertainment has hired BRB International sales veteran Emilie Pasquet to become its director of sales. Pasquet will be based in France, beginning her tenure at the children’s entertainment-focused distribution and production company at Cartoon Forum in Toulouse next month. The hire marks Bejuba!’s expansion into Europe. Pasquet in part replaces executive VP of […]

Mondo teams with Toon Goggles on Yeti

The Swiss division of kids producer and distributor Mondo TV has come on board upcoming animated series Eddie is a Yeti. The 26x3mins series was developed by US-based kids SVOD service Toon Goggles. Mondo and Toon Goggles will now coproduce the first season of the 3D CGI animated show. Delivery is slated for spring 2016. […]

Secret Wings takes flight with Blonde Pilot, Mondo

Mondo TV is making an animated series based on the popular Secret Wings greeting card series. It will team with the design company behind the girl-skewed property, Blonde Pilot, to make the series. The pair will develop and produce a 26-part cartoon series that will be pitched to buyers at MIPTV in April. The series […]

‘Mid East Netflix’ bags Black Sails, White Queen

Dubai-based VOD platform icflix has scored a major deal with Starz for titles including the upcoming pirate drama Black Sails and BBC period piece The White Queen. The hybrid SVOD/TVOD platform, which commentators have dubbed as the Middle East’s answer to Netflix, has also acquired the other Starz Original series, Magic City and Spartacus. The […]

icflix global expansion underway

Upcoming Middle Eastern SVOD platform icflix has moved a step closer to launching in Europe, the US and Canada after registering its trademark in all three places. The service, which will comprise a mix of Hollywood, Bollywood and Arabic studio ‘Jazwood’ programmes and movies, is launching in the Middle East and North Africa this month […]