POP Channels’ Francesca Newington to Receive TV Kids Pioneer Award


Francesca Newington, director of POP Channels at Narrative Entertainment, will be honored with the TV Kids Pioneer Award at the TV Kids Festival, taking place from February 7 to 10, 2023.

Newington oversees content acquisitions, programming and development strategy across the U.K. linear channels POP, Tiny Pop and POP Max, the digital AVOD service POP Player and the newly launched POP Kids FAST channel. Newington sources and negotiates content acquisitions while identifying new growth opportunities within the portfolio, including in-house content creation, brand development strategies and co-production/commissioning.

The TV Kids Festival will feature keynotes and panels with leading executives and creatives discussing the major trends in the children’s programming business. It will be streamed live and available on-demand on TVKidsFestival.com. Unlike other events requiring hefty registration fees, attendance to the TV Kids Festival is free. The inaugural festival attracted more than 1,700 participants.

For information on how to congratulate Newington for her TV Kids Pioneer Award honor in the February (TV Kids Festival and Pre-Kidscreen Summit) print and digital edition of TV Kids, please contact Ricardo Guise at rguise@worldscreen.com.

Look for more announcements in the coming weeks about key speakers and panels taking place during the TV Kids Festival.