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CBeebies Lines Up New Animal-Led Animated Series

LONDON: BBC Worldwide and CBeebies have commissioned Chop Chop!, a tentatively titled animated preschool show that is created and produced by Studio AKA. Chop Chop! centers on The Squirrel Club, which consists of a wide variety of creatures, including a rhino, hippo, mouse, octopus and crocodile. Each episode watches as ...

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Jan Mojto

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of World Screen. One of the first television executives to set up international co-productions, Jan Mojto, the managing director of Beta Film, has more than 20 years’ experience bringing together partners and bridging cultures, viewers’ tastes and broadcasters’ needs. In the ...

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The Colorful Palette of ARTE Sales

Cédric Hazard, the head of international distribution for ARTE France, talks to TV Real about ARTE Sales, the international program-sales arm of ARTE, a public channel in Europe. ARTE Sales first began its documentary distribution activities 16 years ago. Its catalogue now contains more than 2,000 hours of factual content covering ...

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Trio of Original Series Renewals for TBS

ATLANTA: TBS has ordered third seasons of the original sitcoms Sullivan & Son and Men at Work, as well as a second season of the game show Deal with It. The Steve Byrne-led Sullivan & Son is produced for TBS by Wild West Picture Show Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television. The ...

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Channel 5 Commissions Another Season of Monster Moves

LONDON: Windfall Films has agreed to produce a sixth season of the 6×1-hour engineering series Monster Moves for Channel 5 in the U.K. Monster Moves follows a team of workers who relocate various large objects around the world. Among the items being moved are steam locomotives, a search and rescue ...

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My 5000 Friends Named Top TV Lab Format

STOCKHOLM: The reality format My 5000 Friends was voted as Dutch viewers’ favorite program during the Netherlands’ annual TV Lab Week, which introduces new formats to the country. My 5000 Friends was rated by audience members as a 9.2 out of 10 in terms of innovation and whether they would ...

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eOne Developing Rambo TV Series

TORONTO/LOS ANGELES: Entertainment One (eOne) is working with Avi Lerner’s Nu Image to develop and produce a TV series based on the iconic action film Rambo. The pair have signed an exclusive option agreement to collectively develop the series and shop it to broadcasters in the U.S. and internationally. Negotiations ...

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CBC Readies Doc on NASA’s Asteroid Science

TORONTO: First Canyon Media is in production on the documentary film Mission Asteroid, which is slated to debut on CBC’s Doc Zone in late 2013. Mission Asteroid was filmed in Devon Island, Nunavut. The producers secured access to some of NASA’s most advanced labs and experiments in asteroid science to ...

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