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C21Kids is the children’s entertainment section on which pulls together all our coverage of the genre in one dedicated area. From licensing to apps and good old fashioned television this is a one-stop-shop for all your kids content news. C21’s Kids Weekly carries further coverage of this sector.

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RX France, formerly known as Reed Midem, has confirmed details for the next edition of MipTV, with the previously separate MipFormats and MipDoc now rolled into one main event.
New York-based studio, distributor and streamer FilmRise has acquired the distribution rights to nine children’s shows from Scholastic Entertainment.
Broadcasters including Discovery in Italy and Norway’s NRK, and VoD platforms such as HBO Max in Latin America, have acquired 964 hours of content from UK-based kids’ and family distributor Jetpack Distribution.
Disney Television Animation has bolstered its development team with the promotion of Elizabeth Waybright Taylor and appointment of Lisa Fragner.
A young-adult science fiction television series from Blue Ice Pictures set to air in the US on Syfy is being targeted at the international market by LA-based STX Television.
New Switzerland-based children’s prodco Foo Entertainment is in production on a music-themed 3D animated series set to debut next summer.
WarnerMedia has commissioned a German preschool series for its Cartoonito channel and HBO Max in the EMEA region.
Disney Branded Television has commissioned an animated comedy-adventure series called Hailey's On It!
All3Media-owned UK digital content prodco Little Dot Studios has appointed Sky executive Zara Gregory to the newly created role of director of operations.
Animation producers' associations around Europe are pushing for animation to be included in streamers' local content quotas as part of the EU's revamped Audiovisual Media Services Directive.
UK-based production company Beano Studios and comic publisher DC Thomson are launching new venture Emanata Studios to develop the UK’s largest comic book archive for film and television.
US kids’ network Nickelodeon has ordered two animated series, one based on children's books by Lincoln Peirce and the other the first show to come from its Intergalactic Shorts initiative.
India-based kids’ and family prodco Toonz Media Group has launched a pay TV channel called Toonz Kids in Indonesia.
France- and US-based animation studio Zag has established an anti-piracy department to protect the IP rights for its brands, content and products, and manage counterfeit enforcement.
Comcast-owned Sky and NBCUniversal have begun the rollout of content from the latter's US streaming service Peacock across Sky territories, beginning with a soft launch in the UK and Ireland.
Italian broadcaster Rai has acquired Magic Light Pictures’ preschool series Pip & Posy for its kids’ channel Rai Yoyo.
The Walt Disney Company has unveiled a host of new content heading for Disney+, including its first scripted original title from Spain.
LA- and London-based children’s content company Moonbug Entertainment is searching for artists and character designers, according to director of animation production Charlotte Loynes.
BBC Children’s in the UK is on the hunt for older-skewing animation, like The Simpsons, that can connect viewers at the top end of CBBC’s target age range to the BBC’s other services.
The Walt Disney Company has vowed to step up its investment in local and regional content for Disney+ after the streamer experienced its slowest growth period yet.
Chinese broadcaster CCTV-14 Kids has acquired Irish animated preschool series The Day Henry Met.
German animation firm Akkord Film has expanded its leadership team with the addition of two co-CEOs to work alongside company founder Dirk Beinhold.
France- and US-based animation studio Zag has appointed former Zinkia Entertainment exec Maria Doolan as VP of TV content.
Children’s entertainment company Moonbug Entertainment has been acquired by the new, still-unnamed media venture led by Disney alums Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs.
Vodafone in Germany has hired Nicole Offergeld from US-based financier and sales firm Endeavor Content as its head of broadcast and programming.
Children’s producer and distributor Studio 100 Media has boarded the upcoming action-comedy series Vegesaurs from pubcasters ABC in Australia and France Télévisions.
Disney Branded Television has greenlit an animated comedy series about an extended multicultural Mexican American family from former South Park staffer Natasha Kline (Big City Greens).
Toronto kids’ content company BulbKIDZ and St Louis-based Lion Forge Animation Studio are developing and producing 2D animated comedy series Alien Baby Sitters.
Former Disney and TikTok executive Kevin Mayer will serve as a consultant on the impending merger between Discovery and WarnerMedia, Discovery’s president and CEO David Zaslav revealed on Wednesday.
Corus Entertainment-owned Nelvana in Canada has teamed up with renowned children’s TV writer, producer and creator Keith Chapman to develop and produce a preschool animated series.