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Margaret Loesch to exit Discovery kids network The Hub

Margaret Loesch is exiting her role as president and CEO of US children’s TV network The Hub, which Discovery Communications operates with toyco Hasbro. Loesch has been at the top of the cabsat network since its launch four years ago, but will step down when her contract finishes at the end of the year. She […]

Saban and The CW’s Vortexx swallows three new kids shows

Vortexx, the kids programming block on US broadcast network The CW, has unveiled its new programming line-up, which includes three new series. The five-hour weekly block runs on The CW between 7am and noon every Saturday. It is run by Saban Brands and the new line-up launches this Saturday, August 17. The new titles are […]

Warren Buffet kids series sells globally

France’s PGS Entertainment has sold Secret KidVenture Club (fka Secret Millionaires Club), an animated series featuring investor Warren Buffett to networks in Brazil, Thailand, Singapore and Israel. The 26x30mins series, has gone to MediaCorp in Singapore, Workpoint Entertainment in Thailand, Globosat in Brazil and ZOOM in Israel. The news comes after Paris-based PGS launched an […]

FremantleMedia and BBC on kids partnership

Earlier this year the BBC and the Kids and Family division of FremantleMedia inked a multi-year deal that will see them co-develop and produce a range of kids series for preschool and older audiences, across live-action and animation. BBC Children’s boss Joe Godwin and FremantleMedia Kids and Family Entertainment’s Bob Higgins tell Stewart Clarke about […]

News brief: Russell T. Davies’ Wizards Vs. Aliens finds US home

US children’s channel The Hub has acquired Russell T. Davies’ live-action series Wizards Vs. Aliens. The Discovery Communications and toyco Hasbro joint venture network will launch the show, which comes from Davies and his writing partner Phil Ford, with a two-part episode on Saturday, June 1. The show follows a 16 year-old boy wizard and […]

Wizards vs Aliens sells around the world

FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment has shopped Wizards vs Aliens, the action adventure show from the team behind Doctor Who, to a raft of international broadcasters. In the US, Hasbro and Discovery joint-venture channel The Hub has acquired the show. it has also sold to the ABC in Australia, HBO Family across Latin America, Canal […]

The Hub buys new Sabrina the Teenage Witch animated series

Discovery and Hasbro joint venture channel The Hub has bought the upcoming animated series Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch. The new series will premiere on the US channel next summer. The show’s producer, Moonscoop, has also signed up new coproduction partners, Archie Comics, which created Sabrina, DSK Group and animation studio Laughing Lion in […]