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MIPTV Spotlight: ZDFE.junior

CANNES: ZDF Enterprises’ ZDFE.junior offers a wide-ranging catalogue featuring animated series and live-action titles. Offerings include Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs, an action-adventure comedy for preschoolers based on picture books by Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto. Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures, inspired by the books from Justin D’Ath, follows the ...

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MIPTV Spotlight: ABS-CBN International Distribution

CANNES: Leading the pack of ABS-CBN International Distribution’s TV dramas is Forevermore, currently the number one title on Filipino prime-time television. “This top-rating romance maps out the joys and aches of a first love between the son of a hotel magnate and a beautiful but feisty strawberry farmer,” says Evelyn ...

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MIPTV Spotlight: 9 Story Media Group

CANNES: At this year’s MIPTV, 9 Story Media Group is hoping to pique buyers’ interests with such titles as Wild Kratts, Peg + Cat and Get Ace. “Each of these shows is quite different from the others; however, they all feature engaging, funny characters that ultimately connect with the audience,” ...

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Demanding Kids

On-demand and streaming platforms have become major players in the kids’ business. The rapid rollout of OTT and VOD platforms is transforming the international kids’ TV business—for the better. Just when it appeared as though the U.S. studios had established a stranglehold on the sector, a wave of new players ...

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2015 YMA Awards of Excellence Nominations Revealed

MONTREAL: The Youth Media Alliance (YMA) has unveiled the TV programs and digital productions nominated for this year's Awards of Excellence, the winners of which will be announced at a gala on May 27 at the CBC's Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto. The nominees for Best Television Program in all ...

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MIPTV Spotlight: Terranoa

CANNES: Terranoa is looking to notch up presales on the 5×1-hour series Superpowers: Boosting Our Senses, which will be ready for delivery in the first quarter of 2016. Isabelle Graziadey, the company’s VP and head of sales and acquisitions, says the show is “perfect programming for pop-science slots.” The blue-chip ...

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MIPTV Spotlight: HIT Entertainment

CANNES: Inspired by the Fisher-Price brand of the same name, Little People is an animated series on offer from HIT Entertainment that focuses on the developmental benefits of cooperative play. Christopher Keenan, the VP of global content and executive producer for HIT Entertainment, says Little People “taps into children’s love ...

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Sesame Workshop Bolsters, Reorganizes Senior Team

NEW YORK: Four new appointments have been made to the executive team at Sesame Workshop as part of a broad reorganization under CEO Jeffrey Dunn. Steve Youngwood joins the company as chief operating officer, while Sherrie Westin takes on the new role of executive VP of global impact and philanthropy. ...

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