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Brexit fails to dampen TV ad revs

Global ad revenues are set to grow healthily this year, despite pre-Brexit fears that the UK’s decision to leave the EU would have a negative impact. There has been a ‘mild weakening’ in the UK, but no widespread cuts to advertising budgets, a report has found. Media agency ZenithOptimedia tracks ad spend and publishes global […]

Mythbusters turns ten

Beyond’s Mythbusters has achieved what very few factual programmes have and become a long-running franchise. TBI speaks to the hosts and executive producer of the hit series. In one sense Mythbusters was actually born out of Robot Wars, the Mentorn show in which rival teams of geeks built robots before seeing which could most successfully […]

Impossible Kids execs form new kids indie

Karl Woolley and Jon Doyle, former Impossible Kids MD and creative director respectively, have joined forces to set up kids production company Laughing Gravy Media. Based in London, Laughing Gravy Media will continue to manage Impossible Kids’ current order Dinopaws – as well as developing and creating new multiplatform properties. Woolley said: “Jon Doyle and […]

Entertainment One hires head of sales for kids division

Producer and distributor Entertainment One (eOne) has recruited Monica Candiani as its new head of international sales at its family division. Reporting to Olivier Dumont, Managing Director of eOne Family, Candiani will be based in eOne’s London office. She will be responsible for the international TV, home entertainment and digital sales of eOne Family’s properties, […]