YouTube Kids

Kids round-up: Nickelodeon takes Xilam’s ‘Athleticus’ and Mr Magoo’ global and greenlights second “It’s Pony’ trek; YouTube Kids launches on Amazon Fire TV

Nickelodeon acquires ‘Athleticus’ and ‘Mr Magoo’ from Xilam Nickelodeon has made global deals with French animation studio Xilam Animation for two of its properties – Athleticus and Mr Magoo. The ViacomCBS-owned broadcaster has taken exclusive pay-TV rights to two seasons of short-form CGI series Athleticus covering Asia Pacific, EMEA and Latin America. It has also […]

Kids round-up: ‘Kid-E-Cats’ expands in Italy; ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ increases LatAm foothold; YouTube Kids arrives on Freesat

CTC Media’s ‘Kid-E-Cats’ expands in Italy WarnerMedia-owned preschool network Cartoonito and German distributor and co-prod Koch Films GmbH have signed deals with APC Kids to expand CTC Media’s animation Kid-E-Cats presence in Italy. After already airing the first two seasons, Cartoonito has signed a new FTA deal for the third season, while Koch Films has […]

YouTube launches Kids app on smart TVs

YouTube is launching its YouTube Kids app on select smart TVs around the world. As of yesterday the app is now available on LG, Samsung, and Sony smart TVs in the 26 countries YouTube Kids is currently launched. “We’ve heard from families that they love watching videos on all their devices so bringing the entertaining […]

Mattel takes new Monster High to YouTube

Mattel’s new season of Monster High will debut on YouTube, the first time the toy company and producer has launched a show on the platform. The Adventures of The Ghoul Squad will be on YouTube and the YouTube Kids service, which is currently in 26 countries. The show, about a group of ghoulish friends, will be […]

YouTube Kids to play in US, Australasia

YouTube has include its YouTube Kids app in its YouTube Red offering in the US, Australia and New Zealand. The move means that YouTube Kids app users will be able to benefit from features of the paid-for service including ad-free videos, the ability to view content offline and background play – the ability to continue […]

MoMedia takes Talking Tom SVOD rights

Digital distributor MoMedia has closed a worldwide representation agreement for kids property Talking Tom and Friends. The deal with producer Outfit7 Media lasts for three years, and will see MoMedia distributing electronic sell-through and SVOD rights to platforms such as Netflix, iTunes and Amazon Prime Instant Video. The 52x11mins Talking Tom is based on the […]


The launch of the YouTube Kids app in the US in February has been greeted with unanimous approval by content companies both big and small. Gary Smith reports. That there are now several generations of digital natives is a given, as is the fact that the current crop of 2-8 year-olds are more thoroughly immersed […]