Halifax-based DHX Media, The Jim Henson Company, Nat Geo Kids, Corus and BabyFirst Plus are among the first creators of paid YouTube channels.The move puts the Google-owned online platform closer to acheiving an affordable a-la-carte lineup of premium content and in a better position to compete on the SVOD front.
With help from Bob Bain Productions, the producers behind Fox’s Teen Choice Awards and Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, children’s cablenet The Hub has announced it will broadcast its first annual Hub Halloween Bash live event in late October.
M6 head of children’s programming Morgann Favennec is joining new Paris-based distributor Superights Family Entertainment, founded by French companies Axone Invest and Superprod, which will focus solely on live-action and animated family and youth entertainment.
PBS was tops in the Daytime Emmy children’s categories with 44 nominations buoyed by Sesame Street’s 17 nods, while Nickelodeon followed closely behind with 36 nominations. Interestingly, of Cartoon Network’s 11 nominations, seven were for the recently cancelled Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Read on for a list of nominees in key categories.
A number of new production and broadcast licensing deals have come to fruition for India’s DQ Entertainment (DQE) on the heels of MIPTV held earilier this month in Cannes, France. Among the developments are a new Jungle Book-inspired series and an expanded production relationship with Rollman Entertainment.
It looks like Nickelodeon is sticking to its recent pledge to deliver more comedic content to its audiences, as seen by a refresh of its animation channel Nicktoons UK.
In the lead-up to MIPTV, Italian producer, distributor and licensor Rainbow has secured a raft of new TV deals for its series Winx Club, Mia and Me and Huntik.
Forget major theme park promotions, the Totally Spies characters are headed to France’s Château de Versailles this summer to star in a new marketing event in support of the animated TV series’ ambitious sixth season.
Indie producer Novel Entertainment has sold its TV series Horrid Henry to new broadcasters through distribution partner Zodiak Kids. Horrid Henry is also heading to new territories in the online realm, as for the first time Novel is making episodes available for download via iTunes.
At a star-studded presentation held in New York this evening, featuring performances by Bridgit Mendler (star of Good Luck Charlie) and recording artist Ross Lynch – and an impromptu appearance by Crash from Crash & Bernstein (pictured with Gary Marsh) – the House of Mouse unveiled its 2013-14 programming plans for Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior and Radio Disney.