Mediacorp readies bilingual toon

Mediacorp is claiming a first in Singapore by launching what it says is the territory’s first bilingual TV series for preschoolers next month. Junction Tree is a 26-episode series featuring three different versions: English-Chinese, English-Malay and English Tamil. Each version will have its very own bilingual host. It will make its debut on terrestrial broadcaster […]

France Télévisions, Clan make Doozers play

France Télévisions and Spain’s TVE Clan are among buyers of The Jim Henson Company cartoon Doozers. Dreamia in Portugal and another Spanish network, AMC Networks International-owned Canal Panda, have also bought show in Europe, while the Okto channel in Singapore and TVNZ in New Zealand have also acquired it. In Israel, kids channel Hop! has […]

News brief: August bags Ella Bella Bingo sales

Four channels have acquired August Media Holdings-sold animated preschool series Ella Bella Bingo. Indonesia’s DaiiTV, Ireland’s TG4, Turkey’s Samanyolu TV and Good TV in Taiwan have acquired the show, which recently launched on Singaporean channel Okto. The Kool Produktion-produced show runs across Scandinavia on NRK, DR and SVT, on YLE in Finland and is also […]

FremantleMedia kids toon flies to Asia

Preschool series Kate & Mim-Mim will broadcast on two Asian channels following deals closed with distributor FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment. PBS in Thailand and OKTO in Singapore have bought the animated show, which debuted in the UK on CBeebies in August. The deals come after TBI revealed FremantleMedia had hired Hit Entertainment’s Asian director […]

News brief: Nick sprinkles Asian Peppa on schedules

Nickelodeon has acquired seasons one to six of Entertainment One’s Peppa Pig for its Nick Jr. channel feeds in Asia. Nick’s deal is pan-regional, while Singaporean broadcaster OKTO and Taiwan’s Yoyo TV have acquired season five of the show. Furthermore, seasons one and two are now available through the Apple Store and Google Play in […]

Buyers Briefing: Joy Olby-Tan, MediaCorp

Name: Joy Olby-Tan Title: vice president, programming, acquisition, TV, MediaCorp (Singapore) Ahead of next month’s ATF market in Singapore, TBI spoke to key buyers in the region about their acquisitions strategy   Describe the profile of the channels for which you are buying. MediaCorp’s Centralised Acquisitions team curates and acquires content rights for four out […]

News brief: Asian nets go through Looking Glass for factual

Several Asian broadcasters have acquired factual programming from Australia-based distributor Looking Glass International. Among the deals, KBS in Korea and CCTV in China have taken Wildlife Films Botswana-produced blue chip wildlife docs The Unlikely Leopard and Big Cat Odyssey, which both first went out through National Georgraphic Channels. CCTV also acquired three other 1x60mins docs, […]