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UK sales veteran jailed for sex assaults

Well-known kids programming sales veteran Adam Selly has been jailed after being found guilty of sexual assaults on two women. London-based Selly was convicted on two counts after a week-long trial at Blackfriars Crown Court. He is best known in TV circles for spells in programmes sales for Atomic Entertainment, Entertainment Rights (now assimilated into […]

News brief: JimJam bags Boj

Children’s pay TV broadcaster JimJam has acquired rights to UK toon Boj in Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Africa. The deal, which distributor Union Media brokered, will see the 52x11mins preschool series airing on the AMC Networks International UK-owned channel in more than 100 territories. It will premiere on four feeds – Benelux, pan-Europe, […]

Italian net goes to the Circus

Italian kids channel Rai Yoyo has bought stop-motion animation Toby’s Travelling Circus. The show – which airs in the UK on Channel 5, Hopster, Tiny Pop and Netflix – comprises 52 ten-minute episodes. It comes from producer Komixx Entertainment Group and is sold internationally by Adam Selly’s Union Media. Globally, the show has sold into more […]

News brief: Hispanic US net lands Toby toon

US Spanish-language broadcaster Vme TV has acquired British toon Toby’s Travelling Circus. Vme is America’s only Spanish-language network affiliated with PBS public television stations. It will air the 52x10mins series from Komixx Media Group after a deal with London-based distributor Union Media. In the UK, the show airs on Channel 5’s Milkshake! strand, and on […]

MIPTV 2014: CBeebies makes prebuy as Union builds catalogue

UK preschool channel CBeebies has prebought Hettie Makebelieve, a 52x7mins animated series to which indie distributor Union Media has picked up rights. The stop-motion animated series follows a collection of toys who come to life and have adventures. It hails from veteran producer Tim Goodchild and his 1973 Films imprint, and will be animated by […]

MIPTV 2014: Union signs Luna pre-market

UK distributor Union Media has acquired worldwide distribution rights to Earth to Luna!, a Brazilian preschool toon. Earth to Luna! is a 52x12mins preschool show following a science-mad girl who treats the Earth as a giant laboratory. “Earth to Luna! is a wonderful new series to inspire young children about science and discovery and I […]

CBeebies prebuys Circle Square

UK preschool channel CBeebies has prebought Circle Square, an upcoming animated series from production house The Brothers McLeod. Concurrently, boutique sales house Union Media has been appointed the show’s distributor ahead of its launch. The 52x11mins series follows a community of characters who live in a circle of houses around a village square. It was […]

France 5 prebuys Jason Donovan-voiced toon Boj

France 5 has become the latest broadcaster to prebuy Boj, an upcoming UK toon that features singer Jason Donovan. France Televisions has acquired the 52x11mins series for France 5’s preschool block Zouzous and will launch it later this year. Already signed up to the show, which first hit the international market at Cartoon Forum in […]

Jelly Jamm makes charge in China

Chinese distributor Ciwen Media Group has acquired local rights to animated series Jelly Jamm and plan to launch it next year. The 78x11mins series was produced and launched by Spanish producer Vodka Capital and targets 4 to 7s, and will now head into China after distributor Union Media sold it to Ciwen. it is currently […]

CBeebies pre-buys toon series, Union handles sales

UK preschool channel CBeebies has pre-bought a new animated series from indie studio Beakus, with Adam Selly’s Union Media lined up to sell it on the international market. The 52x5mins Toggle will launch on CBeebies in 2015. The show is billed as an “an inventive, unique and fun series with a bright eye-catching design”. It […]