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Netflix, DHX Media, The LEGO Group and Cartoon Network have all earned top spots in Kidscreen's Hot50 ranking of this year's leading companies across broadcasting, production, distribution, licensing and digital media categories.
October 27, 2015

Netflix, DHX Media, The LEGO Group and Cartoon Network have all earned top spots in Kidscreen’s Hot50 ranking of 2015′s leading companies across broadcasting, production, distribution, licensing and digital media categories in the kids entertainment business.

For the second year running, the Hot50 winners were determined by votes from Kidscreen’s 15,000+ magazine and newsletter subscribers.

The final results by category are:

BROADCASTING
1. Netflix
2. Cartoon Network US
3. CBeebies
4. PBS KIDS
5. Disney Channel
6. DHX Media
7. Sprout
8. KiKa
9. Super RTL
10. YTV

PRODUCTION
1. Cartoon Network Studios
2. 9 Story Media Group
3. DreamWorks Animation Television
4. DHX Media
5. Sinking Ship Entertainment
6. Animaccord Animation Studio
7. Amazon Studios
8. Breakthrough Entertainment
9. Brown Bag Films
10. Spin Master Entertainment

DISTRIBUTION
1. DHX Media
2. CAKE
3. 9 Story Media Group
4. Entertainment One (eOne)
5. Sesame Workshop
6. Nelvana Enterprises
7. The Jim Henson Company
8. PGS Entertainment
9. Breakthrough Entertainment
10. Saban Brands

LICENSING
1. The LEGO Group
2. Entertainment One Family (eOne Family)
3. DHX Brands
4. Nelvana Enterprises
5. Sesame Workshop
6. Saban Brands
7. Wicked Cool Toys
8. Zodiak Kids
9. Budge Studios
10. ITV Studios Global Entertainment

DIGITAL MEDIA
1. Cartoon Network Digital
2. Toca Boca
3. DHX Media
4. Sesame Workshop
5. Hopster
6. Rovio Entertainment
7. DreamWorksTV
8. Maker Studios
9. Nelvana Digital
10. National Geographic Kids

During a special celebration at Kidscreen Summit 2016 in Miami, which takes place from February 8 to 11, the top-ranked companies in each category will be inducted into the Kidscreen Hot50 Hall of Fame.

In addition, all of the companies will have profiles in Kidscreen’s special Hot50 print issue that will be available December 10 to Kidscreen’s full circulation list. The Hot50 mag will also be distributed at NAPTE and Kidscreen Summit 2016.

Finally, a dedicated microsite will showcase all  Hot50 companies for a year then archive the content online.

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