Sky orders kids Duck Quacks, Big Cats

Sky has ordered kids-skewed versions of its Sky 1 panel show Duck Quacks Don’t Echo and wildlife series Big Cats, as the European paycaster pushes further into original children’s programming. Like its older skewing parent series, Duck Quacks Don’t Echo: Kids will be a science panel show from Magnum Media, while Big Cats – An […]

CMC: Sky kids move is ‘step in the right direction’

Sky’s move into original children’s content commissioning has been welcomed by an influential UK kids media body. Anna Home, chair of the Children’s Media Foundation, said yesterday’s announcement that the European satcaster was beginning to commission content was a “step in the right direction”. UK indies, who have long struggled to sell shows to UK […]

Sky makes kids TV move

Sky has launched the Sky Kids App, a new service that allows younger viewers in Sky homes to stream series from Cartoon Network, Disney, CBeebies, CiTV, Nickelodeon and Milkshake, and is moving into original children’s commissioning. The UK pay TV operator it is working with prodco Aardman on a new version of Morph, a move […]

Aardman brings Morph back to TV

Aardman’s classic clay-mation character Morph will return to UK screens next month and the kids producer and distributor will launch the new series internationally. Morph first appeared as a stop-frame animated segment withing popular BBC kids art series Take Hart. The new series, Morph, was commissioned by preschool channel CBBC and will use the same […]