Wild Kratts

9 Story builds European distribution effort

Canada-based 9 Story is upping its distribution efforts, opening a new operation, 9 Story Distribution International, in the wake of MIPCOM. The new international unit follows the acquisition of Dublin-based Octonauts prodco Brown Bag Films, and the hire of kids TV veteran Alix Wiseman from Aardman. Speaking to TBI in Cannes this week, Wiseman said […]

9 Story’s Wild Kratts goes to Nine

Nine Network’s kids channel Go! has licensed animated series Wild Kratts. The popular animated series is produced and distributed by Canada-based 9 Story Media Group, which struck the Nine deal. Go! will show the toon series in a 7am weekday sot, with a further showing at 2.30pm. It will go out at 1.30pm on weekends. […]

9 Story buys Brown Bag Films

Canadian kids company 9 Story Media Group has bought Irish animation studio Brown Bag Films. The deal is the most significant in the animation sector for some time, though financial details of the agreement were not revealed. Brown Bag, which Cathal Gaffnet leads as co-founder and CEO, has produced popular animated shows such as Octonauts, […]

News brief: Asian nets bag 9 Story fare

Broadcasters in Thailand and Singapore are among buyers of kids programming from Canada’s 9 Story Media Group. Thai net TV3 has bought shows including Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood (pictured), Peg + Cat and Monkey See Monkey Doo, while Singapore-based MediaCorp has licensed several shows, including Peg + Cat and Get Ace. Peg + Cat has also […]

News brief: Discovery Kids keen on Finding Stuff Out

Discovery Kids Asia Pacific has acquired a raft of programmes from Canada’s 9 Story Media Group. This includes an additional 26 22-minute episodes of animated action adventure series Wild Kratts and the first season of 16x22mins Finding Stuff Out, which will air across the Asia Pac region, and seasons one and two of Survive This, […]

News brief: Brazil enters Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood

TV Brasil has bought Brazilian free TV rights to Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood from Canada’s 9 Story Media Group. Following NATPE last week, 9 Story has also sold Wild Kratts to Canal Futura in Brazil and Television, and Daniel Tiger’s and Camp Lakebottom to Canal Once in Mexico. “Latin America is an important growth opportunity for […]

Neil Court buys into 9 Story

Neil Court, the former boss of kids producer and distributor Decode, has bought into Canadian kids company 9 Story Entertainment. Court (left) becomes the UK-based executive chairman of 9 Story in the wake of the deal, which closed last Friday (July 11). 9 Story founder and CEO Vince Commisso will remain with the company, reporting […]

9 Story ups Tanya Green

9 Story Entertainment has promoted Tanya Green to vice president, production . Green has been with the Canada-based kids producer and distributor since 2009, joining as production supervisor before being upped to head of production a year later. The company’s 200-strong studio makes kids’ series including Almost Naked Animals, Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood and Wild Kratts, […]

Raft of Asian deals for 9 Story

Producer and distributor 9 Story Entertainment has inked a raft of deals with broadcasters in Asia. Discovery Kids Asia has acquired season three of animated series Wild Kratts, live-action show Finding Stuff Out and two seasons of Making Stuff. Zee Learn in India and Disney Korea have both picked up preschool toon Peg + Cat […]

News brief: 9 Story hires marketing VP

Canada-based producer and distributor 9 Story Entertainment has hired Jennifer Ansley as vice president, marketing and communications. In the newly-created role, Ansley will oversee promotion and marketing of all of 9 Story’s properties, which include Wild Kratts and Almost Naked Animals. She will report directly to 9 Story CEO Vince Commisso. Prior to joining 9 […]