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Viewing the Kids’ Landscape in Technicolor

Tim Sarnoff, the president of Technicolor Digital Productions, discusses the company’s unique propositions for the kids’ market. Keeping at the forefront of digital innovation has been an essential effort for Technicolor Digital Productions. The company has been serving the children’s community through three main divisions—Entertainment Services, Connected Home and Technology—each ...

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Programming Strategies: KidsCo

Hendrik McDermott, the managing director of KidsCo, talks about how the channel has stayed competitive by targeting the underserved 6-to-10 demographic. The London-based KidsCo, which launched in 2007, sees an underserved segment of the international kids’ market that it can reach. “There are niches out there that can be addressed,” ...

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Programming Strategies: CBeebies

Henrietta Hurford-Jones, the director of investment for CBeebies at BBC Worldwide, talks to TV Kids Weekly about the channel feeds outside of the U.K. The BBC’s CBeebies channel for preschoolers takes a somewhat different tack from most broadcasters, appealing to the very young. While most preschool channels rely almost totally on ...

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Turner Outlines Kids’ Strategy for EMEA

The syndication sales arm of Turner Broadcasting globally distributes a treasure trove of homegrown hit shows from affiliated leading channels such as Cartoon Network and Cartoonito. Among its stable of properties is LazyTown, which first appeared as a book in 1995 and has been a winner with kids and parents ...

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And the Winners Are…

TV Kids Weekly takes a closer look at the winners of the first annual International Emmy Kids Awards. TV KIDS is a presenting partner. Couldn’t attend the International Emmy Kids Awards? See how much fun you missed here. Just one week ago, a bevy of luminaries from the children’s programming ...

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Angry Birds Flying to TV

Roope Lehtinen, the CEO of Moskito Television, talks to TV Kids Weekly about the scripts in development for the Angry Birds animated TV series. Angry Birds may have started as a downloadable game but its global success has quickly catapulted the brand into other business arenas. Plush and branded products ...

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Mondo TV S.p.A. Gears Up for MIP Junior

A classic Russian animation, Cat Leopold dates back to the late ’70s. Earlier this year, Mondo TV S.p.A. closed an agreement with the TV operator Russian Mobile Television for the co-production and distribution of a brand-new 2D animated series surrounding the Cat Leopold property, says Matteo Corradi, Mondo’s senior VP ...

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Channel Surfing with Your Family Entertainment

On the back of the success of the premium pay-TV channel yourfamily, Your Family Entertainment (YFE) recently launched the new advertising-financed family channel RiC. YFE debuted its first channel, yourfamily, in November 2007; it can now been seen across pay-TV platforms in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxemburg and France along with ...

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Property Profile: PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures

ORIGIN: Originated as a video game 32 years ago. DISTRIBUTOR: 41 Entertainment. DESCRIPTION: Follow the daily events of Pac as he saves PacWorld. Together with his friends Cyli and Spiral, Pac and his buds face the issues of being teenagers while also protecting PacWorld from a ghostly army led by ...

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Event Preview: MIP Junior

TV Kids Weekly takes a look at some of the highlights for MIP Junior this year, which runs from October 6 to 7 at the Martinez Hotel in Cannes. The opening session of MIP Junior—celebrating its 20th anniversary this year—will focus on a subject that kids’ broadcasters, producers and distributors ...

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