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Kids round-up: Cyber Group acquires Splash catalogue; ITV & RTÉjr extend ‘Happy The Hoglet’; Narrative Ent brings ‘Jeremy & Jazzy’ to UK

Cyber Group acquires Splash catalogue France’s Cyber Group Studios has picked up exclusive distribution rights to North American animation studio Splash Entertainment’s entire catalogue, including Chloe’s Closet, Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch and Norm of the North. The deal builds upon the partnership struck last year in which the two companies formed CyberSplash, a Paris-based entity, […]

Jetpack Distribution takes global rights to ‘Critters TV’

UK-based kids and family content distributor Jetpack Distribution has acquired worldwide rights to spoof animal documentary Critters TV. Produced by Dublin-based Turnip & Duck, the 26 x 11-minute series is a mix of 2D flash animation and live action and is aimed at 4-8-year-olds and their families. It was funded by Screen Ireland, RTÉjr, and the […]

RTÉ to axe in-house kids programming

RTÉ will no longer make any in-house children’s television programming, as part of a huge cost-savings exercise. All shows for the RTÉjr and RTÉ2 channels will be produced by independent companies from the end of 2017, the Irish pubcaster has confirmed. RTÉ will no longer directly employ any children’s programming-making staff, but the move will […]

RTÉ to up animation investment

Irish pubcaster RTÉ will significantly increase its investment into animation in the next three years. The broadcaster’s plans include a new RTÉjr programming schedule, an Android app, an animated shorts scheme, a new coproduction initiative, and, most significantly, an boost to its baseline investment in animated commissioning. RTÉ will invest more than €550,000 (US$630,000) per […]