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Kids on-demand service stocks up

Preschool streaming app Curious World has added to its line-up with several new acquisitions. The kids service is run by New York-based publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. It added video to its games and learning offering last year, and has now sealed new deals with The Fred Rogers Company and the creators of preschool animated series […]

Fred Rogers names new CEO as Isler retires

Pittsburgh-based The Fred Rogers Company has named Paul Siefken as its new president and CEO after the long-serving Bill Isler decided to retire. Fred Rogers is behind kids TV series such as Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Peg + Cat and Odd Squad, with Isler leading the business for the more than three decades. However, current VP […]

CBBC welcomes Odd Squad

UK kids broadcaster CBBC has acquired Sinking Ship Entertainment’s daytime live-action series Odd Squad and will launch it this month. The 40x22mins series will debut on June 22 on the digital BBC channel. Odd Squad follows two young agents working for a government division run by kids equipped advanced but unpredictable gadgetry. Canada’s Sinking Ship […]

Broadcasters line up for Peg + Cat

RTP in Portugal and MBC Kids in the UAE are acquiring Canadian-produced preschool cartoon Peg + Cat. TFO in French-speaking Ontario in Canada and Télé-Québec are also buying the show, which debuted on PBS Kids in the US last year. Peg + Cat comes from 9 Story Entertainment and The Fred Rogers Company. 9 Story […]

Kids TV seriously

Today’s kids have an endless array of entertainment choices. From Disney, Nickelodeon and Turner Broadcasting TV channels to films, music videos, social media and console & casual gaming, there’s enough compelling content out there to occupy them 24/7. Is there a place for factual programmes in that mix? Andy Fry investigates The overwhelming majority of […]

News brief: Peg & Cat finds global homes

Kids series Peg & Cat is heading to four new broadcasters. The show, which comes from The Fred Rogers Company and PBS Kids and is animated and sold globally by Canada’s 9 Story Entertainment, has gone to ABC in Australia, HOP in Israel, Mini-Mini in Poland and E-Junior in the UAE. The series launched last […]

9 Story cuts Daniel Tiger sales ahead of the market

9 Story Entertainment has shopped its animated preschool series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood (pictured) to a host of broadcasters ahead of the show being one of its key titles for the MIPCOM. SRC in Canada, True Visions in Thailand and E Junior in the Middle East have all picked up the show, which is on PBS […]

Disney makes trip to Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood

Disney Channel in Russia and the Latin American and Southeast Asian feeds of stable mate Disney Junior have acquired animated preschool series Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood. The 40x22mins series, which debuted on PBS Kids in the US and CBC in Canada and is sold internationally by 9 Story Entertainment, will launch on the Mouse House channels […]