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CBeebies Named Channel of the Year at Children’s BAFTAs

LONDON: At last night’s British Academy Children’s Awards, CBeebies was named channel of the year, while Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 won for best feature film. CBeebies triumphed over CBBC, Disney Channel UK and Nick Jr. UK to take the title of channel of the year. The winner ...

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The View from Norway

Carl Christian Hamre, the founder and CEO of CreaCon Entertainment, shares his perspective on the Nordic market for children’s TV. One of Norway’s leading independent producers of children’s television entertainment, CreaCon Entertainment, founded in 2007 by Carl Christian Hamre, is behind the preschool property City of Friends. The flagship series ...

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Australia’s ABC for Kids TV Available on iTunes

SYDNEY: The Australian preschool brand ABC for Kids TV is now available as a single destination on iTunes, offering programs such as Bananas in Pyjamas. More than 50 hit children’s programs are on offer from iTunes.com.au/abcforkids. ABC Commercials’ ABC Digital brand, which licenses content to digital platforms, secured the agreement. ...

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The Adventure Continues

  This article originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2011 issue of TV Kids.   Content owners are extending their big hits into theme parks, attractions and live events.   The chance to dine with SpongeBob SquarePants is among the highlights of the Nickelodeon All Access Cruises on the Mediterranean. At ...

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Netflix’s Just for Kids Now on Wii

LOS GATOS: Netflix’s “Just for Kids” section is now available to U.S. members on the Wii game console. The “Just for Kids” section within the Netflix app for Wii offers content for children ages 12 and under. Users can scroll through TV shows and movies organized by genres such as ...

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Kids Get Connected

  This article originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2011 issue of TV Kids.   Social-media sites are proving to be invaluable tools in creating connections between brands and viewers.       There is no question—children are early adopters of new technologies. They take to new gadgets with an almost preternatural ease ...

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Minnie Mouse Gets New Series

BURBANK: Minnie Mouse is getting her own Disney Junior short-form series, Minnie’s Bow-Toons, to launch with a week of new episodes on November 14 on Disney Channel and DisneyJunior.com. Minnie’s Bow-Toons is a production of Disney Television Animation. The series is about Minnie and her friend Daisy Duck running Minnie’s ...

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Echo Bridge Inks Degrassi Deal

NEEDHAM/LOS ANGELES: Echo Bridge Entertainment has secured a multi-territory broadcast licensing agreement with MTV International for seasons eight and nine of the teen drama series Degrassi. The agreement’s broadcast rights include Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy, Scandinavia, the U.K., Brazil, Germany, Benelux, Australia and New Zealand. The 45-episode half-hour Canadian series ...

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Where’s Wally Adds New Licensees

LONDON: Classic Media has expanded its line of Where’s Wally? consumer products in the U.K. with the addition of new licensees, in advance of the brand’s 25th anniversary in fall 2012. The new consumer products program will join ranges from licensees Somerbond, Next and Woodmansterne. Gemma will offer new lines ...

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Josh Selig

We’ve seen Batman, Superman, Spider-Man and now WordGirl, but never before have we seen a duckling, a guinea pig and a turtle out to save the world. But those are precisely the stars of The Wonder Pets!, created by Josh Selig, who not only writes and produces preschool shows, he ...

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