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  • VRT's Switch adapted for Dutch net
    Dutch broadcaster AVRO Tros has commissioned a local version of a Belgian gameshow format distributed by Amsterdam-based LineUp Industries.
  • Disney Jr takes another bite of Vampirina
    Disney Junior has commissioned Dublin-based studio Brown Bag Films to produce a second season of its animated show Vampirina.
  • DR Ultra – Denmark
    SCHEDULE WATCH CHANNEL PROFILE: DR Ultra is preparing for life online in 2020 with a radical shift in strategy.
  • Arcade Cloud takes to Amazon's Twitch
    Omnia Media, the digital producer owned by Canadian factual TV firm Blue Ant Media, has launched its gaming entertainment channel on Amazon-owned streaming platform Twitch.
  • M4E acquires Mia & Me
    German rights management firm M4E has acquired 100% of the rights to international children's property Mia & Me.
  • eOne puts on more PJ Masks
    Canadian producer and distributor Entertainment One has begun production on a third season of its preschool animation series PJ Masks.
  • Yeti Farm boards Koko Rose's Flora
    Canadian studio Yeti Farm Creative has come on board CGI animated preschool series Flora of the Forest, from Bejuba Entertainment and Koko Rose Media.
  • Nick Jr shows join TV Cultura, Imagen
    Broadcasters in Brazil and Mexico have acquired Nickelodeon preschool programming from Viacom International Media Networks.
  • Universal Kids adds Paris time-travel drama
    Universal Kids in the US has acquired second-window rights to tween live-action series Find Me in Paris after Hulu pre-bought the show last year.
  • Hop!, MiniMini+ welcome Sam, Bob
    Broadcasters in Israel and Poland have acquired the latest seasons of preschool series Fireman Sam and Bob the Builder from Mattel Creations and DHX Media.
  • BabyTV grows reach in Europe
    NEWS BRIEF: BabyTV, the Fox Networks Group channel aimed at babies and toddlers, is set to launch on cable and DTH platform NOS in Portugal next week.
  • TVO experiments with more Science Max
    NEWS BRIEF: TVO in Canada has ordered a third season of its factual series Science Max: Experiments at Large from Toronto-based Breakthrough Entertainment.
  • Melanson exit sparks Radical reshuffle
    Boat Rocker Studios in Canada rejigged the management of its kids' division Radical Sheep and factual arm Crooked Horse.
  • Nelvana restructures top team
    Corus Entertainment-owned Nelvana in Canada has made management and structural changes to its team and re-hired its former director of licensing.
  • Nick, Mediapro team for eSports sitcom
    NATPE: Nickelodeon in Latin America has linked up with Spanish production firm Mediapro for a scripted series about gaming.
  • Int'l buyers round up Animanimals
    A non-dialogue animated series from German prodco Studio Film Bilder has been acquired by broadcasters and platforms from around the world.
  • Young at heart
    UK broadcasters S4C and Channel 4 are bypassing their TV schedules to target youth audiences with shortform on Facebook and YouTube.
  • Xilam hires Gaumont alum for Asia Pacific
    French animation studio Xilam has appointed a former Gaumont Animation executive to oversee its sales activities in Asia Pacific.
  • Discovery MENA lands Fo-Fo show
    Discovery Networks has acquired rights in the Middle East and North Africa to a live-action/animated series designed to encourage preschoolers to make healthy choices and have fun.
  • RTÉ kids veteran de Courcy departs
    RTÉ is searching for a head of children's content after Sheila de Courcy stepped down from the role after more than 30 years with the Irish pubcaster.
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