Cartoon Network Europe’s The Amazing World of Gumball and CITV’s short-form Share a Story series earned consecutive nods while BBC educational sketch series Horrible Histories made its own history last night as BAFTA handed out its 2013 Children’s Awards at a gala ceremony in London last night.
As part of its month-long hit programming event Pranksgiving, Disney XD, in partnership with the National Basketball Association, will air two new prank-themed episodes of Crash & Bernstein and Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja on November 18.
On the heels of yesterday’s announcement from NBCUniversal that it has taken full ownership of 24-hour preschool network Sprout, the media company and Canada’s Corus Entertainment has revealed they are axing their UK-based joint venture kids channel KidsCo.
In celebration of 50 years of sci-fi hit Doctor Who, CBBC magazine series Blue Peter is launching a competition for kids ages six to 15 to design a gadget that could be featured in the series next year.
Taking sibling rivalry to a new level, Nickelodeon’s new live-action comedy series The Thundermans will premiere on November 2 in the US and it will be supported with an online mini-game as well as additional videos, quizzes, polls and photo galleries.
Building on its current ratings momentum, Nickelodeon has ordered a raft of fresh content including 26 episodes of two brand new animated series, Bad Seeds (pictured) and Pig Goat Banana Cricket, as well as four live-action pilots and two digital series.
Starting next spring, Walker Books will be grouping all media-related and media-inspired publishing, including TV and film tie-in titles and celebrity publishing, under the banner of Walker Entertainment. The imprint will be known as Candlewick Entertainment in the US. Australia will carry both lines.