Canada-based Corus Entertainment’s YTV is set to bow Cook’d, a brand-new food competition show from Toronto’s Temple Street Productions (The Next Step) that stars a panel of kid judges tasked with critiquing kid-friendly dishes from a range of adult cooking competitors.
UK pubcaster CBBC, on the heels of gaining one extra hour of air time per night, has commissioned three new dramas, including The Millie Show, a brand-new family sitcom/drama co-produced by The Foundation that explores the life of a young girl whose parents have split up.
Television regulator Ofcom and the BBC Trust have approved a 10% cut to BBC preschool channel CBeebies’ original production quota in a move to free up scheduling space for more co-productions.
Celebrating 20 years on-air in Asia Pacific, Cartoon Network has announced significant milestones in the region for 2013 including finishing the year as the top-rated international kids’ channel in seven markets, and topping the 75 million household distribution mark for the first time.
In the wake of the UK’s new animation tax credit, animators and broadcasters representing British Columbia, Canada and the UK will meet from February 25 to 27 in London and Manchester in the hopes of finding new business and co-pro opportunities.
UK-based kidcaster CBBC has picked up a 13 x half-hour third season of popular kids factual series Officially Amazing from producer Lion Television.