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TBI Weekly: Six takeaways from a week with the kids

From $15m funding slates to discussions about driving diversity, the past week has provided plenty to consider for those in the kid’s TV business. With the 17th edition of the Children’s Media Conference wrapping today, TBI reflects on the key takeaways. Reflecting your audience The conference kicked off on Monday with a keynote panel discussion […]

Kids round-up: Nickelodeon takes Xilam’s ‘Athleticus’ and Mr Magoo’ global and greenlights second “It’s Pony’ trek; YouTube Kids launches on Amazon Fire TV

Nickelodeon acquires ‘Athleticus’ and ‘Mr Magoo’ from Xilam Nickelodeon has made global deals with French animation studio Xilam Animation for two of its properties – Athleticus and Mr Magoo. The ViacomCBS-owned broadcaster has taken exclusive pay-TV rights to two seasons of short-form CGI series Athleticus covering Asia Pacific, EMEA and Latin America. It has also […]

ViacomCBS appoints Disney’s Yolanda Cochran to head kids production

ViacomCBS has appointed Yolanda T. Cochran from Disney-owned Freeform to oversee production for its Kids & Family division. Cochran becomes SVP of live-action long-form production for the ViacomCBS unit, responsible for Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick and Nicktoons, as well as Gen Z-focused brand Awesomeness. She will be based in Hollywood and reports to Megan Ring, […]

ViacomCBS outlines plans for ‘super-serving’ SVOD with 30,000 hours

ViacomCBS will look to retain more rights to its programming as it prepares to roll out a new ‘house of brands’ streaming service in 2021, CEO Bob Bakish has confirmed. The company initially announced plans to launch a large-scale streamer comparable to the likes of HBO Max and Netflix in February, but the CEO has […]

ViacomCBS hires Paramount’s acquisitions EVP for Nick & Awesomeness

ViacomCBS has appointed Paramount Pictures’ EVP of worldwide acquisitions Syrinthia Studer to work across live action output for Nickelodeon and Awesomeness Films. Studer has been named EVP and will oversee all live-action feature-length content for Awesomeness and Nickelodeon’s Kids & Family Studio, including development, production, acquisitions and co-financing. She was most recently overseeing global acquisitions […]

How borderless storytelling is evolving kids production models

Nina Hahn, SVP of international production & development at Nickelodeon, explains how global streamers have created a new generation of viewers and greater diversity in programming One of the biggest evolutions brought on by the rise of global platforms has been the rapid expansion of global content. As virtual geographic borders have diminished, audiences have […]

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 […]

Nickelodeon’s Dutch format ‘The Viral Factory’ to be adapted in Thailand

Nickelodeon’s topical social influencer format, The Viral Factory, is to be adapted in Thailand. GMM Thailand will produce and air the local version, which is based on a Dutch format that first aired on Nickelodeon in the Netherlands in 2018 under the title De Viral Fabriek. The show will feature a roster of local Thai […]

Netflix, Nickelodeon strike multi-year output deal for animated film and TV

  Netflix and Nickelodeon have struck a multi-year output deal for original animated feature films and TV series that could see a Spongebob spin-off heading to the streaming giant.  The new programmes will be based on Nickelodeon’s roster of characters as well as new IP. The deal, which will bolster the kid and teen-friendly content on […]

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