TV Kids Festival to Feature Panel with Top Buyers


Sky Kids’ Lucy Murphy, TFO’s Marianne Lambert, Paramount UK & Ireland’s Louise Bucknole and Future Today’s David Di Lorenzo will take part in a panel to discuss acquisition strategies during the TV Kids Festival, taking place from February 7 to 10, which is open for registration at no cost.

Murphy serves as director of kids’ content for Sky in the U.K. and Ireland. Lambert is director of acquisitions and co-productions at the Canadian French-language channel TFO. Bucknole is general manager of kids and family at Paramount Global UK & Ireland. Di Lorenzo serves as senior VP of kids and family for Future Today, parent company of the HappyKids streaming service. Together, they will discuss their programming strategies, current acquisitions wish lists and more.

These executives join the TV Kids Festival roster alongside previously announced speakers Guru Studio’s Frank Falcone; DeAPlaneta Entertainment’s Carlos Biern; CAKE’s Ed Galton; Big Bad Boo Studios’ Shabnam Rezaei; Nelvana’s Athena Georgaklis; Cyber Group Studios’ Ira Singerman; Sesame Workshop’s Kay Wilson Stallings; Boat Rocker Studios’ Shaleen Sangha; 9 Story Media Group’s Vince Commisso; WildBrain’s Eric Ellenbogen; Banijay Kids & Family’s Benoît Di Sabatino; Doc McStuffins’ Chris Nee; Star Trek: Prodigy’s Kevin and Dan Hageman; Gabby’s Dollhouse’s Traci Paige Johnson and Jennifer Twomey; Emma Memma’s Emma Watkins; and First Day’s Julie Kalceff and Kirsty Stark. Look for more speaker announcements coming soon.

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 Unlike other events requiring hefty registration fees, attendance to the TV Kids Festival is free. The inaugural festival attracted more than 1,700 participants.

You can register for the TV Kids Festival here for free.

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