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BBC Directors to Keynote Children’s Media Conference

Organizers of the 2017 Children’s Media Conference (July 4-6 in Sheffield, UK) announce that two senior BBC brass will deliver this year’s Opening Keynote. On day one, Director ... Continue Reading →
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Adam Crozier Steps Down from ITV Leadership

After serving 7 years as CEO of UK-based network ITV, Adam Crozier has announced his intention to step down on June 30. Ian Giffiths will assume the newly combined roles of Chief Operating ... Continue Reading →
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Platinum Films Appoints Bomanbridge to Rep ‘Matt Hatter’ in Asia

UK children’s entertainment company Platinum Films has appointed Bomanbridge Media as its TV distribution partner in Asia for popular animated adventure-comedy Matt Hatter Chronicles. ... Continue Reading →
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Will Mahmood Named Head of Strategy at DHX’s WildBrain

Leading online kids’ network and AVOD expert WildBrain has appointed senior executive Will Mahmood to the newly created position of Head of Strategy. Mahmood will focus on helping ... Continue Reading →
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CBBC Adds Tiger Aspect’s Tim Searle, Ups Anna Davies

UK’s CBBC Productions has boosted its scripted production team with the appointment of Tim Searle, formerly of Tiger Aspect, to oversee its animated comedy division; and the elevation ... Continue Reading →
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ITV Gears Up for ‘Thunderbirds’ Season 2 in UK

ITV Studios Global Entertainment is getting ready for the UK premiere of the second season of Thunderbirds Are Go, bringing in new licensing partners and planning special events to ... Continue Reading →
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Nick UK Vet Launches Larkshead Media

Tim Patterson, formerly VP and director of programming for Nickelodeon UK, has officially launched his end-to-end children’s media service company, Larkshead Media. Headquartered ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

ITV Drops Plans to Acquire Entertainment One British broadcaster formally withdraws its proposals to scoop up the global entertainment company behind preschool sensation Peppa Pig. 21 ... Continue Reading →
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eOne Takes Full Ownership of Secret Location

Having recently turned down a billion-plus dollar acquisition bid from ITV, Canada-based Entertainment One (eOne) has snapped up 100 percent control of interactive and emerging platform ... Continue Reading →
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eOne Rejects Billion Pound ITV Bid

International production and distribution company Entertainment One (eOne) has rejected a takeover offer from U.K. broadcaster ITV, which had bid about 1 billion GBP ($1.3b USD). In ... Continue Reading →