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Disney closes intn’l deal for kids comedy Zip Zip

Disney has acquired animated comedy Zip Zip for a raft of its international channels. The slapstick toon, which is aimed at 6-to-10s, will go out on Disney Channel in Italy, the Benelux and Russia in Europe. Disney France has already prebought the series, which follows a trio of wild animals as they move to the […]

News brief: North Europe, Belgian nets go Deep

A pair of Scandinavian channels, one from Finland and one from Belgium have boarded Technicolor’s CG-animation The Deep. Belgium’s Ketnet, Norway’s NRK, Sweden’s SVT and Finland’s YLE have all pre-bought the show, which is 26 episodes long and for Seven Network and ABC3 in Australia and Super RTL in Germany. Technicolor distributes the series, which […]

Netflix tries new release model with Madagascar kids series

Netflix will release its upcoming kids series All Hail King Julien in installments, eschewing the simultaneous release model it has pioneered for the first time. DreamWorks Animation is producing the original series, which is a spin-off of its hit feature Madagascar, for Netflix as part of wider programming pact between the pair. The series focuses […]

Boomerang ties up Jungle Bunch

Turner Broadcasting System’s newly-refocused Boomerang family channel has acquired pay TV rights in Europe and southeast Asia to French toon The Jungle Bunch to the Rescue!. This comes after TBS revealed it was rebranding kids channel Boomerang as an all-animation youth and family network. The Jungle Buch is already in 180 territories following various deals […]

Super RTL takes German rights to Kate & Mim-Mim

German family channel Super RTL has acquired local broadcast, licensing and home entertainment rights to preschool series Kate & Mim-Mim. The animated CG series will broadcast on the German net later this year after launching on CBeebies in the UK and BBC Kids and Knowledge Network this autumn. Husband and wife team Scott and Julie […]

Euro broadcasters make Chipmunk move

Germany’s Super RTL and Spain’s Atresmedia have both acquired two seasons of upcoming animated series Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks. The prebuys, with major broadcasters in two of Europe’s largest markets, come after the international launch of the series at MIP Jr. last autumn, where it was the most-screened show. It will bow in Germany and […]

News brief: Global sales for new Jungle Bunch series

Broadcasters in Europe, the Middle East and North America have bought Tat Productions and Master Films animated kids series The Jungle Bunch to the Rescue! The show was commissioned by France Télévisions. It is distributed by PGS Entertainment, which has shopped it to broadcasters including Cartoon Network in Germany (where Super RTL has already taken […]

News brief: Turner takes Mr Bean toon

Turner Broadcasting System has acquired season two of the Mr Bean Animated Series from Endemol Worldwide Distribution. The deal covers Asia Pacific, Latin America and EMEA. CITV in the UK and Super RTL in Germany have already prebought the Tiger Aspect Productions show. Delivery is scheduled for later this year or in 2015.

MIPTV to launch Kids TV Summit

Reed MIDEM will hold a one-day summit focusing on how digital disruption is effecting both the production and distribution of children’s TV programming. The Future of Kids TV Summit will take place on Tuesday, April 8 at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes, sponsored by Canadian investment fund Shaw Rocket Fund. Reed MIDEM says the event […]

Magine completes German clean sweep with ProSieben channels

The ProSiebenSat.1 bouquet of channels will be added to the Magine service in Germany after the OTT service struck a deal with the German free-to-air broadcast group. The deal means that from march Magine will carry the SAT.1, ProSieben, Kabel Eins, Sixx, Sat.1 Gold and ProSieben Maxx channels. Magine has launched a trial version of […]