Canada’s TVO puts best foot forward with kids’ docu-dance series

Canadian pubcaster TVO has acquired a new original docu-style dance series for its children’s brand TVOkids. Co-produced by TVOkids and Pillango Productions, with Paris-based Federation Kids and Family handling global distribution, Let’s Dance (39 x 7-minutes) is aimed at 3-7-year-olds and set in the studios of the National Ballet School of Canada. It is set […]

Kids round-up: Super RTL inks Moonbug deal; Zigazoo gains $4m capital funding; TVOkids makes BGM double order  

Super RTL inks Moonbug deal German FTA linear children’s network Super RTL has acquired global pre-school hit CoComelon, and a number of other series, in a wide-reaching deal struck with London-and-LA-based kids content company Moonbug Entertainment. Moonbug shows, also including Little Baby Bum, Go Buster and Playtime with Twinkle, will be brought to German-speaking markets, […]

Kids bulletin: TVOkids commissions Bristow, Splash scores with R. L. Stine

TVOkids commissions Bristow Global Media for ‘Backyard Beats’ Canada’s TVOkids has commissioned Toronto-based producer Bristow Global Media for 26 x 11-minute series Backyard Beats. The music and crafting series is aimed at 6-9 year-olds and explores music from all angles. Each episode features a host-led DIY segment, in which kids are challenged to build a […]

Canuck firms prep Goonies-inspired drama

Canadian producers Marblemedia and Omnifilm Entertainment have partnered to create a scripted series that Toronto-based Distribution360 will sell internationally. The Odyssey is billed as a “fun and suspenseful adventure with a tone reminiscent of the classic adventure comedy The Goonies”. Showrunners Simon Racioppa and Richard Elliott (Fangbone), who are currently creating an original one-hour pilot […]

9 Story plans Look Kool in Cannes

9 Story Media Group has bought live-action children’s show Look Kool and its French-language counterpart series, C’est Wow. The Canadian producer-distributor will launch the show at MIPTV next week. Look Cool is an educational, math-based series for 69s from Apartment 11 Productions for TVOKids and TFO in Canada. Billed as a “zany show about geometry”, […]

Discovery Kids engages Annedroids

Discovery Kids Latin America has acquired the first two seasons of Amazon’s hybrid animation kids original Annedroids. The deal for the 52x30mins Canadian CGI/live action hybrid series, from Sinking Ship Entertainment in association with TVOKids and sold by Picture Box Distribution, covers most of Latin America. The exception is Brazil, where Picture Box has sold […]

News brief: Sales are Cake Walk for Distribution 360

Canadian sales house Distribution360 has sold catalogue programming to broadcasters including Globosat, Foxtel and TVNZ. Cake Walk: Wedding Edition a 13x60mins reality competition series featuring Caroline Rhea (Sabrina the Teenage Witch) has gone to Brazil’s Globosat, Ebru TV in the US, Brunei TV and Bombanbridge Media in a pan-Asian deal. Other sales see Foxtel buying […]

Global nets bag Canadian kids science series

Broadcasters in Germany, Canada and Sweden are onboard a new kids’ science and technology series from Sinking Ship Entertainment and TVOKids. The 26x30mins live action/animation series Annedroids follows a genius child scientist and her friends who perform experiments in her junkyard laboratory. Distributor Picture Box Distribution has brokered a coproduction deal with German children’s channel KiKA […]