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Sesame Street Gets Local Afghan Version

NEW YORK/KABUL: Sesame Workshop has partnered with Tolo TV and Lemar TV stations to produce the new Afghan version of Sesame Street, Baghch-e-Simsim (Sesame Garden), featuring characters from the classic franchise. The 26-episode half-hour series, which premieres today, will be broadcast in both Dari and Pashto languages. Baghch-e-Simsim will be ...

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Netflix’s Just for Kids Available in Canada on Wii

LOS GATOS: On the heels of a recent U.S. launch, Netflix’s “Just for Kids” section is now available to Canadian 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. Popular titles from Marvel are ...

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Disney Channel Re-Ups for A.N.T. Farm

BURBANK: Disney Channel has ordered a second season of the comedy series A.N.T. Farm. A.N.T. Farm was created by Dan Signer (The Suite Life on Deck, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) and executive produced by Signer and Stephen Engel (The Big Bang Theory, Mad About You, Dream On). ...

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Puppy In My Pocket Finds U.S. Home

EL SEGUNDO: Following a deal with Cartoon Network, MEG Toys’ animated series Puppy In My Pocket: Adventures in Pocketville, a co-production with Mondo TV, is to be broadcast in the U.S. on Boomerang. The animated series, which will run on Boomerang in early 2012, already airs across Europe, the Middle ...

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CBeebies’ Website Expands to U.S. Hispanic Market

MIAMI: The CBeebies preschool service has extended its website to serve the U.S. Hispanic market. The website features a variety of video content, allowing visitors to access information and activities related to the program of their choice, as well as games and activities. Crea y Colorea (Create and Color) offers ...

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Edebé Scores Presales for Four and a Half Friends

BARCELONA: Edebé Audiovisual Licensing has secured international presales for the new series Four and a Half Friends, which is among its lead offerings for buyers at the Asia TV Forum. Viacom18 in India picked up the series, which is heading into production, for its Nickelodeon branch available in India, Pakistan, ...

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41e Makes Plans for Pac-Man 3D

NEW YORK: 41 Entertainment (41e) is set to roll out a new 3D series based on the iconic Pac-Man brand, with a line of consumer products to follow that will be the first for the character to target kids, Allen Bohbot, the company’s CEO, tells TV Kids. Basic on the ...

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FME to Rep Bindi Irwin Show

LONDON: FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) is launching to the global market the new wildlife game show Bindi’s Bootcamp, hosted by Bindi Irwin, the young daughter of the late Steve Irwin, best known as The Crocodile Hunter. FME will handle all brand licensing and distribution rights to the 26-episode series Bindi’s Bootcamp. ...

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Studio100 Shows Headed to Kidobi

MUNICH/TORONTO: Studio100 Media has signed a new digital distribution agreement with the online video service Kidobi that includes shows such as the 3D preschool series Zigby. The deal gives the preschool-targeted streaming video platform Kidobi digital distribution and VOD rights for Maya the Bee, Tabaluga, Lapitch and Art Alive for ...

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