Germany’s Your Family Entertainment (YFE) has its eyes on strategically building out the global TV presence of its yourfamily and RiC TV channels, and the company has tapped former KidsCo CEO Paul Robinson to lead the charge.
Robinson will expand both Pay TV children’s channel yourfamily as well as free TV channel RiC to platforms beyond German-speaking Europe.
Robinson’s broadcasting experience dates back 30 years. He was SVP of Walt Disney Television International based in London and L.A. and he was founder and CEO of the children TV channel KidsCo. At the latter, he devised the strategy and built it from 2005 to when he left in 2011 after NBCUniversal took control. The children’s service eventually shut down last November. (Your Family Entertainment was a content supplier to KidsCo.)
Currently, YFE produces and licenses children’s programming and holds one of the largest broadcast-independent program libraries in Europe. Its licenses include Fairly Odd Parents and Fix & Foxi (pictured).