Germany’s KiKA & Israel’s Zoom land on Mars-set teen series

Israeli and German networks have greenlit DreaMars, a new live-action sci-fi show about eight teenagers who fly to Mars for a critical mission.   Aimed at older children and teens, the 20 x 22-minute series is set to debut on German channel KiKA, and Israeli broadcaster HOT’s kids channel Zoom in 2023. It is a […]

France Télévisions launches Zoom mobile app

France Télévisions has launched FranceTV Zoom, a mobile app where users can build a personalised playlist of videos from the French public broadcaster. The app, which is available now for iPhone, lets viewers watch programmes and clips and search for content based on the time that they have available to view – for instance five […]

News brief: French Turner channel gets Ace

Boing, one of Turner Broadcasting’s French kids channels, has acquired 9 Story Media Group toon Get Ace. 9 Story coproduces the Network Ten series with Australia’s Galaxy Pop, with a second season recently greenlit. ABC in Australia, TVNZ in New Zealand, TVE in Spain, E-Junior in UAE and Zoom in Israel have previous buyers of […]

A+E hires Indian boss

The joint venture partners that run AETN18 have appointed Avinash Kaul as president of the Indian channels joint-venture. Kaul will run the JV and continue in his role as CEO of news and current affairs channel IBN Network. A+E inked a joint venture with TV18 in 2010 and relaunched the flagship History channel in India […]

Nets buy Bejuba!’s Buzz Bumble

A trio of broadcasters have acquired Bejuba! Entertainment-sold animated comedy Buzz Bumble. In the UK kids channel Pop, part of the Sony Pictures Television Networks-owned CSC Media Group, has acquired the Nine Network Australia-commissioned show, with Israel’s Zoom and TVNZ in New Zealand also buying. The show is follows the titular Buzz Bumble and his […]

Al Jazeera kids channel visits Mysterious Cities

Al Jazeera’s children’s channel Jeem and Israeli net Zoom have acquired the second season of animated series The Mysterious Cities of Gold. The show, which follows three young children in the 16th century who have adventures in the New World, will go out on the channels later this year. Zoom is part of the Imagine […]

Warren Buffet kids series sells globally

France’s PGS Entertainment has sold Secret KidVenture Club (fka Secret Millionaires Club), an animated series featuring investor Warren Buffett to networks in Brazil, Thailand, Singapore and Israel. The 26x30mins series, has gone to MediaCorp in Singapore, Workpoint Entertainment in Thailand, Globosat in Brazil and ZOOM in Israel. The news comes after Paris-based PGS launched an […]

MTV to relaunch in Russia as Profmedia exits

Viacom International Media Networks today takes full control of MTV Russia for the first time in the channel’s 15-year history and is planning a major relaunch of the net. VIMN plans to relaunch a “new look” MTV on October 1 in HD, with a programming slate includingJersey Shore, The Hills and the Beavis and Butthead […]