Space Racers

Kids bulletin: Shaftesbury grows kids team; CCTV scoops UYoung slate

Shaftesbury grows kids and family portfolio with McCann appointment Canada’s Shaftesbury has hired veteran producer Jennifer McCann for the newly created role of executive producer for kids and family. Reporting into Shaftesbury CEO Christina Jennings, McCann will lead the company’s kids and family entertainment division, overseeing original series as well as the recently launched Shaftesbury […]

Cake MBO cuts ties with Zinkia

The management of UK-based kids company Cake Entertainment has bought back the 51% stake that Spain’s Zinkia previously owned. The MBO, which was privately-funded and closed yesterday, means Cake and Zinkia have ended all legal and commercial ties, including Cake’s representation of kids brand Pocoyo. This comes three years after Zinkia acquired the majority stake […]

MIPTV 2014: France Televisions takes flight with Space Racers

France Télévisions has acquired CAKE-sold kids toon Space Racers ahead of MIPTV. The French public broadcaster will launch the series on France 5 on June 1. Sweden’s SVT and Norway’s NRK have also acquired the 50x11mins show, along with Minimax for Eastern Europe and MiniMini+in Poland. Furth deals have closed with Tiji in Russia, Hop! […]

Cake takes rights to NASA-influenced Space Racers series

Kids distributor Cake has picked up international rights to a new preschool series about a space academy, Space Racers. US space agency NASA is on board as a technical consultant on the 50x11mins show. A new company has been formed specifically to produce the show, Space Race LLC. Team members include Mark Risley (Rugrats) and […]