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Kids round-up: Blue Ant expands on Roku; Sky strikes Moonbug SVOD deal; Dandelooo to sell ‘Kosmix’; and more…

Blue Ant expands kids nature presence on Roku International media company Blue Ant Media has launched three new family and kid-friendly linear channels on The Roku Channel in the US; Love Nature, Love Nature Español and ZooMoo. Love Nature (and Love Nature Español) is a family-friendly wildlife and nature brand and includes programming including 7 x 60-minute […]

Kids round-up: Italy’s Cartoonito launches climate toon; YA drama for Israel’s Nick Hot; Sky Kids expands

Climate toon bought by Cartoonito Italy’s Cartoonito has picked up animated children’s series MeteoHeroes for its global premiere. The show is a co-production between Mondo TV and Italian weather forecasting group Meteo Expert Center. The series, in which six children fight pollution and extreme weather with their superpowers, will air a special four-episode primetime premiere […]

Sky bags Moomins reboot

UK satcaster Sky has boarded the upcoming reboot of Tove Jansson’s kids property Moomins. Sky 1 in the UK and Ireland will broadcast Moominvalley, marking one of the largest investments in kids TV for Fox-backed pay TV service Sky. Moominvalley comes from Gutsy Productions, a Finnish production house that acquired a multi-year licence to produced […]

Sky greenlights Kickstarter toon

Children’s Media Conference: European pay TV platform Sky has commissioned a short-form series that began life on Kickstarter. Sky head of kids content Lucy Murphy ordered an 18x2mins series of Labuntina after finding it online. The singalong property is based on a series of animated music videos aimed at entertaining the two-year old daughter of […]

Sky reports gains despite ‘slow start’

Sky reported like-for-like revenue growth and the addition of more than 100,000 new customers, despite a “slower start” to its fiscal first quarter. Announcing results for the three months ending September 30, Sky said that it goes into Q2 with “good momentum” after a stronger September offset a quieter start to Q1 trading – due […]

Sky orders kids Duck Quacks, Big Cats

Sky has ordered kids-skewed versions of its Sky 1 panel show Duck Quacks Don’t Echo and wildlife series Big Cats, as the European paycaster pushes further into original children’s programming. Like its older skewing parent series, Duck Quacks Don’t Echo: Kids will be a science panel show from Magnum Media, while Big Cats – An […]