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Claude Schmit

This interview originally appeared in the MIPTV 2013 issue of TV Kids. Facing increasing competition from both linear channels and new-media platforms, SUPER RTL has managed, over the last 15-plus years, to maintain its leadership position among German kids’ TV services. Claude Schmit, the CEO of the joint venture between ...

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Allen Bohbot

Allen Bohbot, the chairman and CEO of 41 Entertainment, tells TV Kids about his unique approach to building brands for kids in a crowded marketplace. TV KIDS: How are you positioning 41 Entertainment in the kids’ media business today? BOHBOT: I’ve been in the industry for a long time. I’ve ...

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Ben Bocquelet

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of TV Kids. Drawing inspiration from an eclectic mix of classic American sitcoms, Japanese anime, Star Wars and more, Ben Bocquelet created The Amazing World of Gumball. The first series to come out of Cartoon Network’s European development studio in London, the show’s combination of 3D CGI animated characters and ...

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Ed Galton

Ed Galton, the managing director and chief commercial officer at CAKE, talks about the evolution of the company and its position in the current kids’ market. TV KIDS: Over the last 11 years, what has become the hallmark of CAKE’s kids’ business? GALTON: CAKE has established itself as a boutique ...

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Real Kids

This article originally appeared in the MIPTV 2013 issue of TV Kids.   Capturing the attention of young viewers is becoming increasingly difficult, given the plethora of channels, websites, apps, video games and more available to them. And for factual shows in particular, the road to luring viewers is a ...

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Hungry for Apps

This article originally appeared in the MIPTV 2013 issue of TV Kids.   The children’s television industry has undergone something of a revolution in its attitude toward digital media in recent years. Not long ago, the industry was marked by a cautious approach, a result of the suspicion that developing ...

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Hungry for Apps

Developing apps has become a key ingredient for building kids’ shows into hit global brands. The children’s television industry has undergone something of a revolution in its attitude toward digital media in recent years. Not long ago, the industry was marked by a cautious approach, a result of the suspicion ...

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Demanding Kids

This article originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2012 issue of TV Kids.   Friend or cannibal? This is the question at the center of the current debate on whether the new online and on-demand children’s platforms are complementary to the traditional linear TV services, opening up new sales prospects and ...

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Happy Hours

A range of producers and distributors weigh in on what it takes to make a successful comedy for kids. Have you hung out with kids lately? Then you know what humiliation is. They are smarter, more agile and more quick-witted than you. They can outperform you on any portable electronic ...

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Making the Leap

  This feature originally appeared in the MIPTV 2012 issue of TV Kids.   There’s an innate kind of risk aversion in the world of television. From drama to children’s TV, broadcasters prefer adaptations of well-known properties to original ideas. There’s no doubting the instant appeal of remakes in kids’ ...

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