Paul Robinson


Imira founder exits with Robinson named new CEO

Sergi Reitg, the founder and boss of Spain’s Imira Entertainment, is stepping down after 15 years, with kids TV industry veteran Paul Robinson taking over as CEO. Reitg has decided to leave “on a high before planning his next venture” after Imira recorded record sales in the current financial year. He established the business in […]

Amazon bags US rights to Sindbad

Amazon Prime Video in the US has acquired rights to Sindbad & the 7 Galaxies. The show comes from Creative Media Partners, which was created and is owned by former Disney Channels Worldwide boss Paul Robinson, and New Zealand-based Huhu Studios. Germany-based Your Family Entertainment is selling the show in the US, and has also […]

Brexit: what does it mean for kids TV?

The kids TV business is starting to weigh the impact of Britain’s pending European Union exit. The kids sector in the UK was already under pressure, with the amount of locally made content steadily declining, and there was immediate concern over what Brexit will mean in terms of coproduction, access to EU funding and schemes, and […]

TBI Kids Survey 2016: which digital service has the most potential?

It seems fair to throw this question to the people running digital services first. Hopster’s Nick Walters selects his own service as the one with most potential, but also sees promise elsewhere. “I think PopJam is really interesting and a promising take on doing social for kids in a way that’s cool, doesn’t condescend, but […]

Paul Robinson’s firm launches Sindbad toon

Former KidsCo boss Paul Robinson’s services company, Creative Media Partners, has launched its first series, animated toon Sindbad & the 7 Galaxies. Middle Eastern free-to-air MBC3, India’s Sun TV and Nigerian free TV channel Be.Television have signed up to air the show, which comes from CMP creative director Raja Masilamani, who worked with Robinson on a […]

Netflix UK, YFE among Toot buyers

Netflix in the UK, Disney in Australia and Germany-based YFE have acquired Toot the Tiny Tugboat from Twofour Rights. The Channel 5-commissioned 52x11mins preschool show, which also runs on Cartoonito on UK pay TV, is based on Sebastien Braun’s book and follows an ambitious tugboat and his friends. “Toot the Tiny Tugboat is a beautifully […]

Your Family’s Fix&Foxi channel to US, Lat Am

The Fix&Foxi kids channel is launching in the US and Canada after its owner, Germany’s Your Family Entertainment, struck a deal with Eutelsat subsidiary Alterna’TV. It will distribute the channel, which features two twin foxes in animated escapades. The channel is programmed with live-action and animated fare. The feed will rollout as part of the […]

Your Family launching new German kids net

German broadcaster Your Family Entertainment (YFE) is launching a new kids channel, Fix & Foxi, on December 1. The launch of the channel follows YFE’s acquisition of rights to the popular comic books of the same name by Rolf Kauka five months ago. The service will be distributed to over 130 cable networks, according to […]

Mid East paycaster welcomes Yourfamily

Low-cost Middle East pay TV service provider My-HD has added German kids channel Yourfamily to its programming line-up. Your Family Entertainment-owned kids channels Yourfamily and RiC TV have focused on expanding international distribution since the company hired former KidsCo CEO Paul Robinson (pictured) earlier this year to drive the international rollout of the channels beyond […]

Viewpoint: Kids TV funding for indies

If you work in kids TV, you can’t help but look over the fence and wonder whether the competition’s grass is greener. One of my favourite animated shows, which I had nothing to do with, is Disney’s Phineas and Ferb. It’s a brilliant concept, totally kid-connective and has run for four seasons and 113 episodes; […]