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CBBC & The Foundation Working on New Dani Harmer Project

LONDON: CBBC has tapped Zodiak Kids’ The Foundation to produce a new comedy series starring Dani Harmer, titled Dani’s Castle. The team behind the successful show Dani’s House will be working on the new 13×30-minute series, which will see the young actress take over her very own crumbling estate. Dani’s ...

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Channel Profile: Gloob

PREMIUM: Paulo Daudt Marinho, the director of Gloob, talks to TV Kids about Globosat’s first Brazilian children’s channel, which launched on June 15. TV KIDS: What is the channel’s overall focus? MARINHO: Gloob’s mission is to inspire and entertain children. We created a world where kids are the leading actors. ...

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Saban Sets Up Kids’ Block on The CW

LOS ANGELES: The Saban Brands affiliate Kidsco Media Ventures has entered a deal with The CW to supply programming for a five-hour Saturday morning kids’ block. Key franchises such as Power Rangers and Yu-Gi-Oh! will be featured within the block, which will run from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. on ...

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KBS Korea Slates BabyFirst Block

LOS ANGELES: A selection of programming from BabyFirst will be featured on a new branded block on Korea’s KBS. The new block will air on the KBS Kids children’s platform Playground. BabyFirst delivers educational and entertaining content for young children and their parents. BabyFirst also has deals in place across ...

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CBBC Names New Controller

LONDON: Cheryl Taylor, currently overseeing comedy commissioning at the BBC, has been named as the new controller of CBBC, succeeding Damian Kavanagh, who left earlier this year to join Channel 4. Taylor is currently the BBC’s controller for comedy commissioning, a post in which she championed hit series including Twenty ...

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DTT Deal for BabyTV in Lithuania

LONDON: The BabyTV channel has secured carriage on the TEO DTT platform in Lithuania, after having been included on TEO’s IPTV service for the past six years. Signature shows on BabyTV include Charlie & The Numbers, which introduces children to counting; Tulli, a guessing game; Oliver Discovers, exploring first concepts ...

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Waybuloo Continues to Notch Up New Broadcasters

LONDON: New deals for the preschool show Waybuloo have been secured by Zodiak Kids, which sold the series to Portugal’s Canal Panda, among others.  Luli in Turkey and EM TV in Papua New Guinea also signed up for the show. Canal Panda and Luli each picked up 52 episodes, while ...

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Disney Novela Off to Strong Start in Italy

LONDON: The Italian premiere of the novela Violetta, a European and Latin American co-production, drew a record number of viewers for Disney Channel Italy.  The live-action series was created by Disney Channel Latin America and Disney Channels Europe, Middle East and Africa, in association with the Argentine production company Pol-ka. The ...

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KidsCo Commissions Australian Production

LONDON: KidsCo has ordered a short-form series from Australian production outfit Matchbox Pictures, which also sold the show My Place to the channel.  The short-form series will air internationally starting in early 2013 across all KidsCo territories. The as-yet-unnamed series was developed in collaboration with the Australian actress, comedian and ...

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