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ATF Kids’ Spotlight

Heading into the Asia TV Forum (ATF), TV Kids spoke to a range of distributors and producers about the appetite for kids' programming in Asia. The upcoming Asia TV Forum will, for the first time ever, feature a special Animation Lab. The three-day matchmaking platform is dedicated to Asian animation producers ...

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Growth Spurt

This article originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of TV Kids. How important is scale in the kids’ business today? Andy Fry investigates. Make no mistake—running an independent kids’ outfit is a tough business. While everyone dreams of having a lucrative breakout hit like Power Rangers or Peppa Pig, ...

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MIP Junior & MIPCOM: The Week in Kids

The two days before the official MIPCOM kickoff were all about the kids’ business, as MIP Junior 2013 featured keynotes by major players in the children’s entertainment industry, an international pitch and other notable matchmaking and networking events. Among the keynote speakers was Brian Robbins, the creator of AwesomenessTV—one of ...

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BabyTV at 10

Maya Talit, the senior VP of affiliate sales and marketing at BabyTV, talks with TV Kids about the channel’s ten-year history of delivering content for babies, toddlers and families. About to celebrate its tenth birthday, BabyTV launched in the market in December 2003 as a 24-hour, commercial-free channel, developed in ...

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Bernadette O’Mahony

The Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF) continues its commitment of providing Australian children with entertaining content made especially for them. New from the company is the live-action series Worst Year of My Life, Again, which it is taking out globally at MIP Junior and MIPCOM. Bernadette O’Mahony, the show’s executive ...

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Stephen Stohn

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of TV Kids. When it comes to teen programming, Degrassi has, by all accounts, set the gold standard. The award-winning franchise created by Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood encompassed three series from the late ’70s through the early ’90s: The Kids ...

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Cyma Zarghami

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of TV Kids. Nickelodeon made headlines in late 2011 when its ratings started to slip. This was quite an anomaly for the first children’s channel to launch in the U.S. For more than 30 years, Nick had been a leading destination ...

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Cyber Group Studios’ Zou

Pierre Sissmann, the chairman and CEO of Cyber Group Studios, provides a closer look at the company’s hit preschool property Zou. A 5-year-old zebra who is curious, lovable and imaginative is at the center of the preschool series Zou. The 104×11-minute show, produced in HD CGI animation, follows the adventures ...

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Caroline Cochaux

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of TV Kids. Back in 1985, in the very early days of French pay TV, CANAL J launched with a slate of imported and local cartoons to a cable base of about 300 homes. Almost three decades later, CANAL J is ...

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J. Kevin Wright

This interview originally appeared in the MIPTV 2013 issue of TV Kids. As the senior VP of programming at Astral Media, J. Kevin Wright is tasked with ensuring that Family’s acquired and commissioned content keeps kids en­gaged, and entertained, on television, online and on-demand. He tells TV Kids about his ...

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