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Kids round-up: ‘Moominvalley’ lands in Nordics; Super RTL orders monster comedy; ‘Rainbow Rangers’ travels; and more…

Moomins return to the Nordics SF Studios in the Nordics, NRK in Norway and RÚV in Iceland have picked up prodco Gutsy Animations’ series Moominvalley following deals with distributor PGS Entertainment. The 13 x 22-minute series is based upon the popular Moomin stories by Finnish-Swedish author Tove Jansson and was commissioned by Yle in Finland […]

Corus snaps up Thomas & Friends for Canada

Corus Entertainment-owned producer-distributor Nelvana has struck an exclusive licensing and broadcast deal with Mattel around Thomas & Friends. Under the deal, the children’s title will air on Canadian channel Treehouse, which is owned by Corus Entertainment. Thomas & Friends will be available across the channel’s on-demand platforms, including Treehouse On Demand, Treehouse Classic and the […]

Treehouse greenlights trio of Nelvana kids titles

Canadian kids channel Treehouse has greenlit a trio of live-action and animated pre-school series from Corus Entertainment-owned producer-distributor Nelvana. The channel has picked up digital-first live-action programme Miss Persona (52 x 3 minutes), which will launch on its YouTube channel before joining its linear line-up in January. The programme centres on Kimberly Person who solves […]

Wiggles arrive at Universal Kids & Treehouse

The US’s Universal Kids and Treehouse in Canada have bought rights to the latest series from Australian kids band The Wiggles. The separate multi-year licence deals hand NBCUniversal (NBCU)’s Universal Kids and Corus Entertainment’s Canuck cable channel, Treehouse, rights to range of Wiggles TV shows. The deals come ten months after ABC Commercial, the sales […]

Former ABC kids chief resurfaces at Corus

Deidre Brennan has resurfaced at Corus Entertainment, and will be vice president of kids content at the Canadian media giant. She joins having recently exited Australian pubcaster ABC where she oversaw its kids channels and content. Corus’ kids brands include YTV, Treehouse, Teletoon and the local versions of Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and the Disney channels. […]

Super RTL pits at Trucktown

German family channel Super RTL has acquired Canadian animated series Trucktown. The channel has bought the show from Nelvana Enterprises, and will debut it later this year. It first launched on Nelvana’s Corus Entertainment stablemate preschool net Treehouse is September last year. Trucktown follows a group of playful but rough-and-tumble trucks that roar around the […]

Corus secures all Nick rights in Canada

Corus Entertainment has scored a coup, securing rights to all Nickelodeon programming and content in Canada. This means Nick’s programming will run on English- and French-language Corus channels in the territory, as well digital platforms. In total, the rights package comprises linear, non-linear, OTT, SVOD, electronic sell-through, games and apps. Corus has run Nick programming […]

News brief: Mike the Knight gets second season

HIT Entertainment and Nelvana Enterprises have gone into production on a second season of new kids hit Mike the Knight. The 52x12mins CGI season will begin to deliver to Canadian kids net Treehouse next month for a May debut, with the UK’s CBeebies launching it in the summer and the US’s Nick Jr. later in […]

UK, Canada reveal Dinopaws footprints

A trio of UK, Canadian and international broadcasters has commissioned a new transatlantic preschool cartoon about three young dinosaurs. The UK and international versions of CBeebies and Canada’s Treehouse are onboard Dinopaws (52×11′), with BBC Worldwide securing global TV distribution rights outside the UK and Canada and merchandising rights. It will broadcast the BBC Worldwide Channels-owned […]