Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures


SLR, ZDFE plot Alice-Miranda series

SLR Productions in Australia and Germany’s ZDF Enterprises have allied to create a children’s series. The pair are attached to develop the 14-part, Australian book series Alice-Miranda as a 26x30mins drama comedy, which will go out on the Nine Network in Australia if it is taken to series. Locally the books have sold 650,000 copies and […]

Super RTL, Ten look to Lexi & Lottie

Germany’s Super RTL and Australia’s Network Ten are on-board a new 26x22mins detective-comedy toon for kids aged 6-9. Lexi & Lottie also brings together Irish producer Telegael, Australia’s SLR Productions and German distributor ZDF Enterprises. This marks the latest coproduction between the partners, following efforts such as The Skinner Boys (though this was for Network […]

Super RTL, Ten look to Lexi & Lottie

Germany’s Super RTL and Australia’s Network Ten are on-board a new 26x22mins detective-comedy toon for kids aged 6-9. Lexi & Lottie also brings together Irish producer Telegael, Australia’s SLR Productions and German distributor ZDF Enterprises. This marks the latest coproduction between the partners, following efforts such as The Skinner Boys (though this was for Network […]

ZDFE’s Mermaids travel to HBO Family

ABC International has taken pan-Asian pay TV rights to all three seasons of Dance Academy, which ZDF Enterprises and GoldBee sell in the region, with HBO Family Asia acquiring Mako Mermaids (pictured). The deal is one of a number ZDF’s commercial arm and Gold Bee have closed through the former’s ZDFE.junior catalogue. HBO Family Asia […]

Cartoon Network Oz buys Sam Fox

Cartoon Network in Australia has acquired kids live-action series Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures. The SLR Productions-produced show will air on the network from Monday, November 3 in a 7pm slot. The 26x24mins comedy-action show is based on action adventures books from author Justin D’Ath. Network Ten and Germany’s ZDF originally commissioned the series, with ZDF […]

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 […]

Kids producer SLR hires ABC commissioner Helen Thwaites

Helen Thwaites, a longstanding commissioner and buyer at Australian public broadcaster the ABC, has joined kids producer SLR. In a 15-year career at the ABC, Thwaites was head of acquisitions and most recently business affairs manager, commissioned [kids] content. Prior to the ABC she had several positions at Southern Star, including head of acquisitions. At […]