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Trailer: Amazon Original ‘Niko and the Sword of Light’ Bows July 21

A new original animated fantasy-adventure is heading to Prime Video, as Amazon Original Kids Series Niko and the Sword of Light is set to premiere on July 21. The show has already scored ... Continue Reading →
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Bert Habets Replaces Anke Schäferkordt as RTL Co-CEO

Anke Schäferkordt has announced she is stepping down from her post as co-CEO of Luxembourg-based entertainment giant RTL Group and resigning from the group’s board of directors ... Continue Reading →
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FMK Secures Landmark Deals with CCTV

FremantleMedia Kids & Family has secured a deal for two of its hit animated preschool properties, Kate & Mim-Mim (season 1) and Tree Fu Tom (seasons 1 & 2) with China’s ... Continue Reading →
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Global TV News: DreamWorks, FremantleMedia, One Animation, Sesame Workshop, Shaboom!, Squeeze, ZAG

DreamWorks Animation and France’s Lagardere Active TV have inked a deal for free-to-air and basic pay-TV rights for the latter’s kids and family channels to broadcast the ... Continue Reading →
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CBeebies Commissions ‘Tree Fu Tom’ Season 3

The U.K.’s CBeebies has commissioned a third 20 x 22 season of preschool adventure series Tree Fu Tom, set to debut in 2016. The CBeebies in-house and FremantleMedia Kids & ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Brands Grows Distribution Arm

Global kids’ entertainment brand management company Genius Brands International has expanded its operations, launching a new global distribution division and appointing longtime ... Continue Reading →
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Global TV News Bytes

+ V&S Entertainment and co-producer JCC have produced a new 24-minute special based on CBeebies’ popular preschool show Everything’s Rosie (recently picked up for a ... Continue Reading →
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‘Tree Fu Tom’ Branches Out with New Retail Campaign

FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment has announced plans to expand on its popular preschool property Tree Fu Tom this fall and winter, with brand new episodes launching on ... Continue Reading →
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Redboard Arms Itself with Shotgun

Redboard, a pre-production tool currently used in U.K. toons Tree Fu Tom (Blue Zoo, BBC), Chuggington (Ludorum), Q Pootle 5 (Snapper Prod.) and Fireman Sam (Hit Ent.) developed by Hibbert ... Continue Reading →
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Sander Schwartz Launches New Indie Venture

Former FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment exec VP Sander Schwartz is forming an indie TV production company, according to TBI Vision’s Jesse Whittock. The TV animation ... Continue Reading →