Patricia Hidalgo

Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 set for Super RTL

Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 is set to make its free-to-air broadcast debut in Germany on Super RTL. New episodes of the title will air on Super RTL this month.  Ben 10, which targets boys aged 4-8, sees leading character Ben Tennyson transform into aliens. The series premiered across EMEA and APAC last October, followed by […]

Wacky Races reboot joins int’l Boomerang grid

The upcoming reboot of classic Hanna-Barbera kids comedy Wacky Races is to play on Boomerang channels internationally. In the US, the series is set for the soon-to-launch Boomerang SVOD service exclusively along with another new series, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, but both are getting a linear TV on Boomerang services elsewhere. Wacky Races […]

Boomerang flies into Turkey

Turner is launching kids channel Boomerang in Turkey on the D-Smart satellite service and Tivibù IPTV platform. The channel, which will launch on April 23, will bring animated shows including The Tom & Jerry Show, Scooby-Doo, Looney Tunes, Inspector Gadget, Mr Bean (pictured) and Garfield to Turkish viewers.Boomerang’s Turkish debut will see the channel joining Cartoon […]

Turner aligns US programming ops with int’l

Turner Broadcasting System plans to align its US kids content and general entertainment operations with their international counterparts, triggering a restructuring. With immediate effect, Turner senior VP and managing director, central and eastern Europe, Hannes Heyelmann and SVP and chief content and creative officer, kids, EMEA Patricia Hidalgo get new posts. This is part of […]

Cartoon Network creates Imagination Studios

Children’s broadcaster Cartoon Network is due to launch a new online site where kids can create their own cartoon characters and animations. Cartoon Network Imagination Studios will launch across Europe, the Middle East and Africa in the coming months and is designed to “inspire and celebrate the imagination and creativity of kids.” Visitors will be […]

Flamman exits in Turner restructure

Pete Flamman (pictured) has left Turner Broadcasting amid the latest round of restructuring. Flamman was upped to senior VP, COO and head of kids, Turner EMEA, in January 2013 following wide-ranging management changes at the company instigated by international boss Gerhard Zeiler. Zeiler also brought in Giorgio Stock from Disney and he in turn recruited […]

Persson identified for Turner promotion

Turner Broadcasting System has promoted kids TV coproductions exec Cecilia Persson to a new international role. Persson was previously VP, acquisitions and coproductions, EMEA, but has been handed an expanded role of VP, acquisitions and coproductions, kids, EMEA and international. The new job will see her working with local programming acquisitions channel and content heads […]

Disney Channels hands Levine EMEA role

Disney is moving its VP and general manager, Disney XD Worldwide, David Levine from LA to London to take on a wider EMEA-facing position. Levine will now be VP, programming, production and strategic development< Disney Channels EMEA. This gives him responsibility of all aspects of programming and multiplatform strategy across the region, including development of […]

Turner UK tells producers: ‘flood us with ideas’

Turner Broadcasting System UK and Ireland’s general manager has called on producers to “inundate” the company with new children’s comedy ideas. Anthony Lukom told delegates at the Children’s Media Conference last week that the success of series such as The Amazing World of Gumball and Adventure Time and the arrival of EMEA president Giorgio Stock […]

Disney buys Henson’s Pajanimals

Disney has picked up animated series Pajanimals across a raft of territories. The 52x11mins series is produced and distributed by The Jim Henson Company. Disney has acquired its Disney Junior channel in France, Italy, Benelux, Central and Eastern Europe, Israel, Turkey, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. It will debut on Disney channels in […]