Tree Fu Tom

American SVOD nets bag Tree Fu, new Willows

SVOD service Hulu has acquired exclusive local rights to BBC preschool toon Tree Fu Tom, while Turner’s upcoming OTT net has bought the new Wind in the Willows. The Hulu deal comprises all three seasons of the show, which comes from FremantleMedia Kids & Family, BBC kids channel CBeebies and Blue Zoo Animation. They will […]

Fremantle inks kids deal with Shellhut

FremantleMedia’s kids and family unit has struck a copro deal with Thai prodco Shellhut as it seeks to establish deeper roots in Asia. Fremantle and Shellhut will coproduce two animated series, although no details were given about the shows. Fremantle will then sell the projects internationally. The agreement is similar in structure to that between […]

Gulli targets African eyeballs with local content

French free DTT kids and family channel Gulli expanded to Africa this March and is planning to reach out to a local kids and parents with a raft of local content. Having launched a local version in Russia six years ago, where the channel is now received by five million homes, Lagardère Active, launched Gulli […]

FremantleMedia Kids poaches Asia boss from Hit

FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment has named Hit Entertainment’s Henry Or as head of a new Asian office, TBI has learned. Or’s appointment as VP, Asia for FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment comes alongside those of another Hit exec, Tracy Griffiths, who becomes VP of licensing and consumer products EMEA and Australia. Or was Hit’s […]

Transmedia by numbers

Children’s love of great TV content shows no signs of abating but young audiences are becoming increasingly agnostic when it comes to the screen they use to find it, resulting in the line between app, game, toy and TV show blurring. Mediametrie and Eurodata TV media consultant Claire Mitchell looks at the numbers these crossovers […]

CBeebies launches Playtime app

UK pubcaster the BBC has launched an app to accompany a range of shows on its preschool channel CBeebies. The CBeebies Playtime app works on Apple and Android devices. It allows parents to create profiles for kids and they can collect rewards for progressing in a range of games themed around key shows on the […]

Tree Fu Tom springs up at Sprout

US children’s cable channel Sprout has bought FremantleMedia Kids and CBeebies coproduction Tree Fu Tom. The preschool CGI animated programme will debut on Sprout this month on April 22 following a deal with distributor and coproducer FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment. FremantleMedia Kids & Family described the deal as a landmark for its business, as […]