HIT Appoints Christopher Keenan Global Head of Content & Production

Leading preschool entertainment company and Mattel subsidiary HIT Entertainment has announced the appointment of Christopher Keenan as new VP, Creative & Executive Producer. Based ... Continue Reading →

Viddiverse Offers Kid-Friendly Social Video Network

A brand new COPPA-compliant social network called Viddiverse has hit the digital media scene, officially premiering today with a raft of tween-targeted video content from partners including ... Continue Reading →

Zodiak, Ciwen Make China Deal

Zodiak Kids and China’s Ciwen Media Group have entered into a major content acquisition representation agreement for China, both companies announced today. Zodiak has granted ... Continue Reading →

Kaboom! Picks Up Zodiak’s ‘Zack & Quack’

Kaboom! Entertainment has acquired home entertainment rights to the new animated preschool series Zack & Quack from Zodiak Kids. The 52 x 11′ series is set to debut on Nick ... Continue Reading →

Francetv Ups de La Villarmois to Licensing Head

Aude de La Villarmois has been appointed head of licensing at francetv Distribution, effective Jan. 26. De La Villarmois began her career in licensing in 1998 at The Walt Disney Co. ... Continue Reading →

Global News Bytes

+ Zodiak Kids has sealed a new deal with kids’ tablet leader LeapFrog Entertprises for their hit CG-animated preschool series Tickety Toc. The global agreement (excluding Australia/New ... Continue Reading →

Global TV News Bytes

+ Studio 100 will be gathering honey in yet another territory as its CG animated series Maya the Bee (78 x 12) will be flitting to U.K. channel Tiny Pop, starting January 6. The show, ... Continue Reading →

PGS’ ‘LadyBug’ and ‘Alvin’ Most Popular Toons at MIP Junior

The children’s programming content market MIP Junior ended on a high note on Sunday (Oct. 9) with record attendance at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes, France. The event, which featured ... Continue Reading →

Sprout, Scholastic Join Forces for ‘Astroblast!’

In their first-ever collaborative effort, 24-hour preschool network Sprout and Scholastic Media will be launching a new animated outer-space adventure-comedy for kids 2-5 called Astroblast!, ... Continue Reading →

Global TV News Bytes

+ DHX Media is kicking off production on a new 2D animated comedy, Looped (26 x 30), aimed at kids 6-12. Created by Todd Kauffman and Mark Thornton of Neptoon Studios (Grojband), the ... Continue Reading →