Q Pootle 5

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 […]


The launch of the YouTube Kids app in the US in February has been greeted with unanimous approval by content companies both big and small. Gary Smith reports. That there are now several generations of digital natives is a given, as is the fact that the current crop of 2-8 year-olds are more thoroughly immersed […]

News brief: CBeebies snaps up Pootle special

UK preschool channel CBeebies has acquired a 27-minute special of Snapper Productions’ animated series Q Pootle 5. Q Pootle 5 Christmas Special: Pootle All the Way will air as part of the BBC channel’s Christmas programming line-up. As with the series, which already airs on CBeebies, the UK’s Blue-Zoo Animation will animate the show. ZDF […]

News brief: African CBeebies among Q Pootle buyers

CBeebies in Africa and NRK in Norway are among buyers of Snapper Productions-produced toon Q Pootle 5. Ketnet in Belgium and NPO in the Netherlands have also acquired the show, which was first commissioned by CBeebies in the UK and which ZDF Enterprises sells internationally. The deals mean the show has sold into more than […]

News brief: Five deals for ZDFE’s Q Pootle 5

ZDF Enterprises-distributed Q Pootle 5 is heading to broadcasters in Russia, Finland, Ireland, Israel and Hungary. VGTRK (Russian Public TV), YLE 2 (Finland), TG4 (Ireland), Hop! TV (Israel) and MTVA (Hungary) have all acquired the show, which first went out in the UK on CBeebies. These agreement come soon after KiKA in Germany and the […]

Ex-Imira exec launches distrib, bags ZDFE shows

Former Imira Entertainment sales chief Christophe Goldberger has acquired Asian distribution rights to the ZDF Enterprises kids catalogue, which includes live action series Wolfblood (pictured). Goldberger has launched consultancy Gold Bee, which is based out of Barcelona, and will head to the Asia Television Forum with ZDFE.junior programmes including Q Pootle 5 and Wolfblood. Gold […]

Restructured ZDF covers all genres in Cannes

Having restructured into four genre-specific divisions, ZDF Enterprises will launch new kids, drama, factual and entertainment shows at MIPCOM. The commercial arm of the German public broadcaster has also launched a new sales site to help buyers get details of its new shows. On the kids side the market highlight from ZDFE.junior is 26x26mins live […]

Tax breaks fuel UK’s global production hub ambitions

When UK Chancellor George Osborne sat down on March 20 having presented his Budget, the huzzahs of television producers should have been heard even above his own backbenchers, but the picture is a mixed one, reports Tim Adler. This year’s Finance Bill in the UK finally approved tax breaks for high-end drama production, animation and […]