Patricia Hidalgo, the director of Children’s & Education at the BBC, has signed on for the TV Kids Summer Festival, which is taking place from June 7 to 10.
Hidalgo is responsible for developing and implementing creative and editorial strategies for BBC Children’s and BBC Education services across all platforms, including iPlayer, CBeebies and CBBC, with a focus on the strategic future direction of media consumption and business models, and overseeing all of the division’s content output, including in-house productions, co-productions and acquisitions.
The TV Kids Summer Festival will feature keynotes and panels with leading executives and creatives discussing the major trends in the children’s programming business. It will be streamed live and available on-demand on TVKidsSummerFestival.com. Unlike other events requiring hefty registration fees, attendance to the TV Kids Summer Festival is free. The inaugural festival attracted more than 1,700 participants.
Look for more announcements in the coming weeks about key speakers and panels taking place during the TV Kids Summer Festival. Registration will open shortly.