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CITV & Disney Want More Fort Boyard

LONDON: Zodiak Kids has been tapped to produce another installment of Fort Boyard: Ultimate Challenge for CITV in the U.K. and Disney worldwide. The ten new hour-long episodes will be produced by Zodiak Kids’ The Foundation and Adventure Line Productions, which created the concept and have been producing the show ...

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Enid Blyton’s The Famous Five to Receive TV Treatment

LONDON: Kindle Entertainment has signed a co-production agreement with Hachette UK, the owners of the Enid Blyton estate, to create a TV series based on The Famous Five novels. Kindle will be pitching the show to distributors and broadcasters, in an effort to secure funding for the production of the ...

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ZingZillas Returns to CBeebies

MIAMI: BBC’s preschool channel CBeebies has slated the second season of ZingZillas to air during its Wake-Up Time block starting July 14. The musical series features Panzee, Tang, Drum and Zak, a band of primates who inhabit a paradise island. Their daily show, The Big Zing, exposes young viewers to ...

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Channel Profile: BabyFirst Americas

NEW YORK: BabyFirst Americas fills a gap in the market for high-quality educational content for Latino toddlers and their caregivers, according to Mario Solis-Marich, the channel’s VP of programming. A new face in the increasingly competitive Hispanic-targeted TV landscape, BabyFirst Americas began its rollout on Comcast last month. Solis-Marich recently ...

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Video Interview: Disney Junior’s Nancy Kanter

NEW YORK: In this video interview, Nancy Kanter, the senior VP of original programming and general manager of Disney Junior Worldwide, talks about some of the elements that make for a good preschool show and what core values she looks for when introducing a new character to the Disney audience. ...

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Lionsgate Makes U.K. Home-Entertainment Deal with CAKE

LONDON: CAKE’s preschool series Poppy Cat is the subject of a home-entertainment agreement in the U.K. with Lionsgate. Created by Coolabi, Poppy Cat follows the adventures of a fun-filled feline and is based on the children’s books penned by Lara Jones. The popular series has been sold to more than ...

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Toon Goggles App to Be Pre-Loaded on Kid-Friendly Tablet

LOS ANGELES: Toon Goggles has partnered with Techno Source to have its app pre-loaded on the new Kurio7 Android-based tablet designed specifically for families with children and teens. The tablet is currently available for pre-sale at Toys-R-Us retailers. It is launching nationwide this month. The Toon Goggles app will be ...

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Bookaboo Heads to Canada

LONDON/TORONTO: Happy Films is co-producing a new version of its preschool series Bookaboo with Cite Amerique for CITV and ITV in the U.K. and CBC in Canada, via a deal signed by FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME). Happy Films will co-produce a new 28×11-minute English-language Bookaboo series, which will air in the ...

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Global BBC iPlayer Sets Up Kids’ Sections

SHEFFIELD: CBeebies is getting its own section on the Global BBC iPlayer app, which is also launching a separate destination dedicated to family viewing.  The two new genres are due to launch this summer on the app across Western Europe. CBeebies will have its own one-stop destination for preschool programming. ...

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