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FME Sells Bindi’s Bootcamp in Asia

LONDON: FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has made its first international sale of Bindi’s Bootcamp to Discovery Kids in Asia. Hosted by Bindi Irwin—daughter of the late Steve Irwin (The Crocodile Hunter)—Bindi’s Bootcamp is an Australian TV wildlife game filmed at Queensland’s Australia Zoo. The show is produced by FremantleMedia Australia in ...

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Judging Panel in Place for BLE’s License This! Competition

LONDON: Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) is again hosting the License This! Challenge, signing up BBC Worldwide’s Richard Hollis, Hoho Entertainment’s Helen Howells, Warner Bros.’s Jay Young and LOCOG’s Warren Traeger as judges. Now in its third year, the competition is open to any new property with roots in publishing, art and ...

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Toon Goggles Aligns with Toon Boom

MONTREAL: The animation technology outfit Toon Boom Animation and the online kids’ channel Toon Goggles have entered into a partnership to share cartoons for kids and created by kids. The collaboration will be on the development of applications that will allow kids to create and netcast their animations. Toon Goggles ...

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Alphanim Names Italian Agent for Calimero

PARIS: Alphanim has tapped TeamWorks to represent its new animated series Calimero in Italy. The new CGI series is based on a character that was created in 1963 by Nino Pagot, Toni Pagot and Ignazio Colnaghi for a TV advertising campaign on RAI. In the mid ’70s, a full series ...

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ZDF Enterprises Partners on New Australian Kids’ Series

SYDNEY: ZDF Enterprises has joined Network Ten, Screen Australia and the South Australian Film Corporation as partners on Australian outfit SLR Productions’ first live-action series, Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures, based on the adventure books of the same name. ZDF Enterprises will hold international distribution rights to the show, geared to kids 8 ...

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Nickelodeon-Branded Cruises Set for Asian Launch

SINGAPORE: A partnership between Viacom International Media Networks Asia and Star Cruises will see Nickelodeon-branded cruises launched in Asia towards the end of this year. Nickelodeon At Sea will be available on the SuperStar Virgo, leaving from Singapore, and SuperStar Libra, departing from Penang, in November and December. There will ...

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September Launch for New Dutch Kids’ Channel

AMSTERDAM: RTL Nederland’s new 24-7 kids’ channel RTL Telekids will launch on the Ziggo platform on September 3. The launch of a full channel follows the success of the programming block of the same name on RTL 8 for the past two years. RTL 8 will continue to run a RTL Telekids ...

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Channel Profile: The Hub

PREMIUM: Lou Fazio, the VP of scheduling, acquisitions and planning at The Hub, tells World Screen Newsflash about how he is programming the Discovery and Hasbro joint-venture channel. TV KIDS: What are some of the shows or blocks that have been particularly successful for the channel? FAZIO: Our friendship-themed comedies ...

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Three New Commissions for CBBC

LONDON: CBBC has commissioned a trio of factual and entertainment series from its in-house production team: Dick And Dom’s Absolute Genius, DareDevils and Earthshock. Dick and Dom’s Absolute Genius (10×30-minutes) is a new format that pays tribute to various groundbreaking scientists and inventors throughout history. It is executive produced by ...

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Neptuno Films Signs Deals for Rupert and Sam

BARCELONA: Neptuno Films has made agreements for the animated series Rupert and Sam with broadcasters in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Rupert and Sam, a 26×3-minute 3D animated series co-produced by IB3, 3D Videographics and TV3 (Televisió de Catalunya), is about a pair of optimists who crash-land into one of ...

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