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Global TV News Bytes

+ Magic Light Pictures, the U.K.-based company behind the success of film and licensing properties The Gruffalo and Room on the Groom is building up its operation with two key appointments. ... Continue Reading →
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Pukeko and Weta Set to Fly with ‘Thunderbirds’ Reboot

New Zealand-based Pukeko Pictures and Peter Jackson’s Weta Workshop are working on a new reboot of Gerry Anderson’s legendary puppet-animated children’s series Thunderbirds ... Continue Reading →
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Marathon’s ‘Redakai’ Hits High Numbers in France & U.K.

Marathon Media and Spin Master’s Redakai: Conquer the Kairu (52 x 26’) is hitting some high notes on French youth and family broadcaster Gulli and the U.K.’s CITV, while TV and ... Continue Reading →
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Zodiak Kids to Distribute ‘Horrid Henry’ Worldwide

Zodiak Kids has inked a new distribution deal with Novel Entertainment for the hit animated children’s TV series Horrid Henry. The series is based on characters in the best-selling ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman/BRB’s ‘Canimals’ Begins Run on CITV

The CG-animated series Canimals began its run on U.K.’s CITV on Monday. A co-pro between Aardman Animations, Vooz Club and BRB International, the 44 x 7” series follows the adventures ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ben & Holly’ Returns to Nick Jr. UK

The second season of eOne Family’s Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom has begun its weekday run (7.15 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.) on Nick Jr. UK. Thirteen more episodes from season two will ... Continue Reading →
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Happy Films’ ‘Bookaboo’ Booked in Canada

FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has announced two new Canadian deals for Happy Films’ award-winning pre-k show Bookaboo. The first deal will have Happy Films’ co-producing a new ... Continue Reading →
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‘Redakai’ Conquers New Broadcasters

The magical battling adventure toon from Zodiak Kids, Redakai: Conquer the Kairu, has claimed three more European broadcasters: Germany’s Kabel 1, VT4 in Flemish-speaking Belgium ... Continue Reading →
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Coolabi’s ‘Poppy Cat’ Purr-fect for U.S.

Hit preschool animation series Poppy Cat from London-based Coolabi has secured a further U.S. broadcast home on the new Sprout-programmed NBC KIDS block which will air Saturday mornings ... Continue Reading →
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Three DHX Preschool Shows to Stream on Netflix

Toronto’s TV producer and distributor DHX Media has signed its first content deal with Netflix, offering three of its animated preschool shows—Franny’s Feet, Bo On The Go! and ... Continue Reading →