TV Kids Summer Festival Sets Full Schedule


Taking place from June 4 to 7, 2024, the fourth edition of the TV Kids Summer Festival will feature keynotes and panels with leading executives and creatives discussing the major trends in the children’s programming business.

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Tuesday, June 4

  • 9 a.m. EDT
    Buyer Briefing
    The fourth edition of the TV Kids Summer Festival will kick off with a powerhouse opening session featuring KiKA’s Sebastian Debertin, M6 Group’s Coralie Boitrelle-Laigle, RTÉ’s Suzanne Kelly and Sandbox Group’s Ellen Solberg discussing their programming strategies.
  • 10:30 a.m. EDT
    In the Know with Dubit
    Dubit’s David W. Kleeman will showcase new research on kids’ content trends and discuss the challenges of discoverability and brand-building today in conversation with children’s media expert Emily Horgan.
  • 12 p.m. EDT
    Hasbro Entertainment’s Olivier Dumont
    As president of Hasbro Entertainment, Olivier Dumont leads the unit tasked with adapting the toy giant’s beloved brands across multiple mediums.
  • 1:30 p.m. EDT
    Better Together
    Serious Kids’ Genevieve Dexter, Dandelooo’s Emmanuèle Pétry, DeAPlaneta Entertainment’s Carlos Biern and The Co-Production Company’s Doug Schwalbe will discuss the ins and outs of co-productions.
  • 3 p.m. EDT
    Paramount’s Ramsey Naito
    Ramsey Naito, the president of animation for Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation, will weigh in on the strengths of Paramount’s animated output across television, film and digital and the keys to franchise building in this keynote address.

Wednesday, June 5

  • 9 a.m. EDT
    Watching Windows
    As exclusivity needs change, we will spotlight successful windowing strategies being used to maximize the long-tail value of content with HARI’s Sophie “Kido” Prigent, PBS Distribution’s Joe Barrett and Thunderbird Entertainment’s Richard Goldsmith.
  • 10:30 a.m. EDT’s Albie Hecht
    Albie Hecht, chief content officer of, will offer up his views on the keys to success in the creator economy.
  • 12 p.m. EDT
    Disney Branded Television’s Alyssa Sapire
    Alyssa Sapire will showcase what’s driving the success of The Walt Disney Company’s preschool service, Disney Jr.
  • 1:30 p.m. EDT
    Comeback Kings
    As platforms and audiences alike clamor for known properties, Sesame Workshop’s Kay Wilson Stallings, Tiger Aspect Kids & Family’s Tom Beattie and ZDF Studios’ Oliver Grundel will share tips and tricks for maintaining long-running franchises and rebooting beloved classics.
  • 3 p.m. EDT
    Keith Chapman
    The creator of such iconic brands as Bob the Builder and PAW Patrol, Keith Chapman will talk about navigating the kids’ content landscape today.

Thursday, June 6

  • 9 a.m. EDT
    TV Kids Pioneer Award: Adina Pitt
    For her outstanding contributions to the children’s media business, Warner Bros. Discovery’s Adina Pitt will be presented the TV Kids Pioneer Award as she shares her approach to acquisitions and co-productions.
  • 10:30 a.m. EDT
    Cyber Group Toons In
    An inside look at Cyber Group Studios’ approach to animation innovation with Dominique Bourse, chairman and CEO; Raphaëlle Mathieu, COO; and Pierre Belaïsch, chief creative officer.
  • 12 p.m. EDT
    Nina Hahn
    Industry veteran Nina Hahn, a Nickelodeon alum who has now founded the consultancy Luna Bean Partners, will articulate her thoughts on where the kids’ media business is headed.
  • 1:30 p.m. EDT
    Marc Brown
    Creator Marc Brown, behind the long-running success Arthur, will share the message of celebrating uniqueness in his new show Hop.

Friday, June 7: Screenings Day

Visit beginning at 9 a.m. EDT to screen a range of trailers from our sponsors and partners.