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Kids round-up: ‘Octonauts’ expands in LatAm, MENA; NHK adds ‘Find Me In Paris’; Corus exec joins Wildbrain

Silvergate’s Octonauts travel to LatAm, MENA Sony Pictures Television-owned Silvergate Media’s preschool animation Octonauts is reaching new audiences in Latin America and the Middle East after being picked up by Mexico’s TV Azteca and the MENA-region Spacetoon channel. In a deal brokered by Panaderia, TV Azteca acquired the broadcast rights to the series, marking what […]

Sony strikes $195m deal for ‘The Octonauts’ producer Silvergate Media

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is moving into kids TV production for the first time after striking a $195m deal to buy Octonauts and Peter Rabbit prodco Silvergate Media. SPT is buying the UK and New York-based company from its management team and Shamrock Capital, an LA-based investment firm that took a 51% star in the […]

Waheed Alli firm hires VP for EMEA

UK-based children’s television producer Silvergate Media has hired a VP for the EMEA region. Lisa MacDonald has joined Lord Waheed Alli’s production and licensing group from Hello Kitty brand owner Sanrio, where she oversaw the Mister Men property. The hire comes after Silvergate named former Walt Disney Company Latin America CFO Jeff Farnath as its […]

Brexit could be ‘global opportunity’ for kids TV

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union could hand a “global opportunity” to kids content companies, according to a number of senior executives. The UK children’s television business was thrown into uncertainty by the unexpected Brexit result, which will see the UK leave the EU at an unspecified point in the future. While some […]

Netflix takes Octonauts in more territories

Streaming service Netflix has taken rights to various seasons of British preschool toon Octonauts in a number of territories. The deal with Silvergate Media, which produces and sells the show, sees Netflix take rights to seasons one, two and three in France, Latin America and English- and French-speaking Canada. The number of seasons varies depending […]

Silvergate Media hires Marsh to launch sales arm

Octonauts brand owner Silvergate Media has hired former Chorion and France Televisions exec Geraint Marsh to head a new distribution division. Marsh is well known to Silvergate founder Lord Waheed Alli having worked under him at Chorion, which shed most of its brands as part of an assets sale in 2012. The new distribution arm […]

Reinventing the classics

Children’s TV is something that binds and defines peer groups. With new versions of Thunderbirds, Noddy and various others in the works the commercial power of nostalgia is clearly intense, but when updating a classic respect and modern-day relevance are key, reports Jane Marlowe. Turner’s Cartoon Network was built with classic properties and senior VP […]

Worldwide sales for Penguin’s Peter Rabbit series sells

Silvergate Media has inked a raft of international deals for the new Peter Rabbit animated series. The company makes and distributes the CGI animated show, which is coproduced by Penguin UK and Nickelodeon in the US. It has presold it to ABC TV Australia, France Televisions, RTE Ireland, SVT Sweden, NRK Norway and Finnish Broadcasting […]