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Zodiak launches kids YouTube channels

The kids division of Zodiak Media will launch two YouTube channels later this year. ZeeKay and ZeeKay Junior will target the kids and preschool sectors respectively and launch as part of YouTube’s recent kids initiatives. Zodiak said there will be original online pilots as well as established Zodiak Kids shows including Mister Maker (pictured), Waybuloo, […]

9 Story poaches Marathon’s McCann

9 Story Media Group has hired Marathon Media creative producer Jennifer McCann to become director of development at the Canadian company. At Peg + Cat producer 9 Story, McCann will be responsible for sourcing and developing animated and live-action kids properties. Mike Drach will continue to lead projects in funded development, while McCann will focus […]

TF1 launches first SVOD service for kids

French broadcaster TF1 will launch TFou Max next month, the first SVOD service exclusively targeting kids in France. Dedicated to the 3-12 demo, TFou Max will launch next month, and be available for €2.99 (US$3.40) a month for a launch period. It will be accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets as well as connected TVs from […]

MBC3 scores 150 hours from Zodiak Kids

The Middle East’s MBC3 has acquired a 150-hour package of programming from distributor Zodiak Kids. The deal will see Officially Amazing, Extreme Football (pictured), Totally Spies, The Amazing Spiez, Totally Spies – The Movie and Martin Mystery, which all come from Zodiak-owned Marathon Media, heading to the MBC Group channel. They will broadcast in English […]

David Michel exits Zodiak’s Marathon

David Michel has followed Vincent Chalvin-Demersay out the door at Zodiak-owned Marathon Media, the company they cofounded 13 years ago. Michel (left) was general manager at Marathon and also held a seat on Zodiak Media’s executive board but is now leaving. Chalvon-Demersay left in November, selling his company shares in Zodiak to company owner De […]

CEO of Zodiak’s Marathon Media exits

Vincent Chalvon-Demersay has left Marathon Media, the French kids producer that is part of Zodiak Media. Zodiak said Chalvon-Demersay left the company a few days ago (November 17) and has sold his small equity stake in Zodiak to its parent company De Agostini. He joined Marathon in 1999 and between January 2012 and September 2013 […]

News brief: Zodiak Kids scores TV3 package deal

Zodiak Kids has sold a package deal of 125 hours to children’s programming to Spanish public broadcaster TV3 Catalunya. This comprises the new 26x26mins sixth season of Totally Spies! for kids channels Super3, plus renewals of the 1x75mins Totally Spies! The Movie and seasons one to five. TV3 has also bought 26x26mins animated series The […]

Girls want toons!

Commissioners want more girl-skewed animation and say there is not enough coming their way. Producers say that commissioners often shun girl-skewed ideas as they are worried boys will turn off. Meanwhile, a handful of shows with girl characters are global hits. Asking kids TV executives why there are not more cartoons with lead girl characters […]