The Children’s Media Conference

TBI Weekly: Unpacking what’s in store at CMC 2021

Last year’s Children’s Media Conference (CMC) was one of the myriad events forced to go online almost overnight as a result of the pandemic, but organising 2021’s event has been a far smoother affair. Helen Dugdale finds out what’s in store. With a packed agenda of webinars and panels playing host to broadcasters, co-producers, funders […]

TBI Weekly: Delivering diversity in children’s programming

TBI deputy editor Mark Layton takes a deep dive to explore how the global TV industry is working to improve inclusivity and representation in children’s programming, and asks what needs to happen both in front of and behind the camera in order to bring about real change. Every child deserves to see themselves reflected in […]

TBI Weekly: Six takeaways from a week with the kids

From $15m funding slates to discussions about driving diversity, the past week has provided plenty to consider for those in the kid’s TV business. With the 17th edition of the Children’s Media Conference wrapping today, TBI reflects on the key takeaways. Reflecting your audience The conference kicked off on Monday with a keynote panel discussion […]

BAME TV Task Force reveals ‘positive response’ to discrimination letter

The Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) TV Task Force says it has received a “positive response” from UK broadcasters following its open letter calling for “tangible changes” to end to racism in the industry. In June, the task force, which includes representatives of the UK TV industry’s BAME community, called on the British government, […]

TBI Weekly: What Disney & Sony are looking for in kids programming

This week, execs from Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and Disney EMEA described the projects they would like to see on their slate in the coming years, during a panel discussion at The Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield, UK. Since joining SPT as VP of kids and youth in January, Sarah Muller says Sony channels POP, […]