Sarah Muller

Turner & Viacom execs to run Sony UK channels

Two well known British executives will run the Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN) portfolio of channels in the UK. SPTN has named Turner’s Steve Hornsey as VP of its UK entertainment portfolio, while Sarah Muller (pictured), who runs children’s programming at Viacom-owned Channel 5, will become VP of the kids and youth portfolio. Hornsey will oversee […]

Channel 5’s Milkshake! brings in new shows

Channel 5 (C5) is bringing in toon duo Puffin Rock and Gigglebug to its preschool block Milkshake! as part of the UK network’s on-going refresh of its kids offering. Puffin Rock is an animated pre-school series narrated by Chris O’Dowd (Moone Boy, The IT Crowd). It features a family of puffins and their adventures on […]

Milkshake! puts Shane the Chef to work

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has greenlit production on a 52x11mins animated preschool series about an energetic chef and his daughter. Shane the Chef comes from UK-based producer and rights management firm Hoho Entertainment, with Cardiff-based Cloth Cat Animation producing the episodes. The first episodes are due to delivery this autumn. Creative Europe has supplied additional funding […]

Viacom poaches BBC exec for UK kids role

Viacom has hired Sarah Muller to run its kids programming at Channel 5. The new recruit is joining from UK pubcaster the BBC where she is creative director – scripted, animation, coproduction and feature film. She will oversee commissioning and acquisitions at the free-to-air net, which Viacom acquired in 2014, and places her in charge […]