News brief: Rosie returns to Rai

Italian public broadcaster Rai has committed to the second season of V&S Entertainment’s much-traveled preschool series Everything’s Rosie. The 52x11mins season, plus an upcoming 1x24mins special, will air on Rai’s specialist children’s channel Rai Yoyo. The series – known locally as Insieme a Rosie – will return in the spring, daily at 10.30am with three […]

New Rai net goes global

The international arm of Italian state broadcaster Rai is in due to launch its new network Rai World Premium in Australia and is in talks to bring it to Central and South America. Rai World, which presented the new channel at the MIPTV trade fair in Cannes this week, has already agreed signed a deal […]

Starz goes wild at Bindi’s Bootcamp

US premium cablenet Starz has bought children’s wildlife game show series Bindi’s Bootcamp from distributor FremantleMedia. Starz channel Starz Kids & Family will debut the FremantleMedia Australia and Sticky Pictures-produced show on May 1, at 6pm ET/PT. It debuted on Australian net ABC3 in July last year,. The wildlife competition show is hosted by Bindi […]

News brief: Al Jazeera Children’s Channel and V&S coproducing more Everything’s Rosie

V&S Entertainment and Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (JCC) are coproducing a third season of preschool animated series Everything’s Rosie. The Middle Eastern kids channel and UK producer have teamed for earlier series and confirmed they will make season three together. The show  airs on JCC’s preschool channel Baraem. Internationally, V&S has shopped the series to […]

Italy’s Rai bets on Red or Black

Italian public broadcaster Rai has ordered a local version of gameshow format Red or Black. The show is distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE), which struck the Italian deal. The local version will be made by Italian-based production company Magnolia, part of Zodiak Media, in association with ITV Studios. It will be known […]

TF1 making first animated series

The production arm of French commercial broadcaster TF1 is making its first animated series, Mini Ninjas. The show will be made by TF1 Production and French production and distribution group Cyber Group Studios. Cyber Group will handle international sales of the series, which is based on the eponymous video game from Square Enix. Italian public […]

Sony taking Talpa’s The Voice into Italy

Sony Pictures Television’s Italian prodcution arm along with Talpa have inked a deal for hit format The Voice with Italian public broadcaster RAI, TBI has learned. SPT’s Italian production arm Toro will make the show for RAI, marking the first time the show has been seen in Italy. A thirteen-episode series will debut next year […]

Girls want toons!

Commissioners want more girl-skewed animation and say there is not enough coming their way. Producers say that commissioners often shun girl-skewed ideas as they are worried boys will turn off. Meanwhile, a handful of shows with girl characters are global hits. Asking kids TV executives why there are not more cartoons with lead girl characters […]

PGS sells animated Charlie Chaplin series around the world

France-based PGS Entertainment has sold animated series Chaplin & Co to a raft of international broadcasters. The show, which is produced by Method Animation along with MK2 TV, DQ Entertainment Limited, Fabrique d’Images, was commissioned by French public broadcaster France Télévisions and its Italian counterpart RAI. PGS has shopped it to a host of broadcasters […]

Italy’s Rai picks up Jean Reno cop series Jo

Italian public broadcaster Rai has acquired Jo, a new cop series starring Jean Reno. The show is produced by Atlantique and set in the French capital, Paris. It is distributed by Red Arrow International (fka SevenOne International). The Italian deal follows a sale to German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1. In France, commercial broadcaster TF1 has the […]