Zodiak Kids


Zodiak Kids takes Amazon titles to MIPCOM

Zodiak Kids has picked up 17 children’s series and specials from Amazon Studios, which will be rolled out at next month’s MIPJunior and MIPCOM. The Banijay Group-owned distributor will represent linear and broadcasting rights for Amazon Studios content globally while all series continue to air on Prime across the globe. The series include animated preschool […]

Zodiak Kids hires Moonscoop chief as CEO

Banijay Group, the umbrella group behind Zodiak Kids, has appointed Moonscoop’s Benoit di Sabatino as CEO for its kids division. In his new role, di Sabatino will lead Banijay Group’s dedicated division for kids productions, consumer products, digital content and TV sales. With a global remit, he will oversee and grow Banijay’s kids catalogue, with […]

Zodiak Kids joins forces with Icelandic brand Tulipop

Banijay Group’s Zodiak Kids has entered a co-development and coproduction deal with Icelandic lifestyle brand Tulipop for an animated children’s TV series based on its characters and landscapes. Zodiak will begin work with the brand this summer. Founded in 2010 by Icelandic illustrator Signy Kolbeinsdottir and marketing expert Helga Arnadottir, the absurd and surprising island […]

Zodiak Kids brings YouTube shows to OTT platforms

Zodiak Kids has partnered with Future Today, a US-based technology and distribution company, to bring its YouTube channels ZeeKay and ZeeKay Junior to distribution on various OTT platforms. As part of the deal, Future Today will build, manage and grow viewership for the channels on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and other OTT platforms. […]

Amazon India buys Zodiak Kids toons

Amazon Prime Video India has bought all four seasons of kids toon Horrid Henry. The SVOD platform signed a deal with Zodiak Kids, which is part of France’s Banijay Group. The toon is based on a troublesome boy’s escapades, from setting up a pet-sitting business in his bedroom to pretending there’s a shark in the pool […]

Discovery Kids to cultivate Lilybuds

Discovery Kids Latin America will coproduce an original preschool series with Zodiak Kids Studios and France Télévisions. Lilybuds is a 52x11mins series about the adventures of a playful community of tiny magical gardeners, who unite to tend to an extraordinary garden and care for the animals that live near by. French pubcaster France Télévisions commissioned […]

Carrington to ABC, Hughes steps up at Zodiak

Kids TV veteran Michael Carrington is exiting Zodiak Kids Studios to become head of children’s and education at Australian pubcaster the ABC. The broadcaster said the role is a new one, although the position running the kids department has been vacant since Deidre Brennan left earlier this year, before resurfacing at Canada’s Corus. Carrington, who […]

TBI Kids Survey 2016: What is the biggest issue facing the industry?

TBI asks the the most influential players in the kids business for their views on the hot-button topics that are defining the sector in 2016 and beyond Asking folks in the kids industry about the biggest challenge they face elicits a range of responses, most of which can be filed into two areas: funding and […]

Kids AVOD deal for Zodiak

Zodiak Kids has shopped a pair of series to on-demand platform BatteryPop. The kids arm of producer and distributor Zodiak has sold the AVOD service the first seasons of animated series LoliRock and Get Blake! BatteryPop will get 26x26mins of Lolirock, about a magical girl band, which originally went out on France Télévisions, and 52x11mins […]

MIPJr Hot Pick: The Secret Life of Boys

The Secret Life of Boys hails from Anthony Q. Farrell, the writer best-known for his work on the US version of The Office. Originally, three years ago, it was billed as a straight-up comedy-drama about an American girl who goes to stay with relatives in the UK. The final incarnation is, however, a fully interactive […]

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