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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.

Section editor Karolina Kaminska Email Karolina Kaminska


Warner Bros Discovery’s preschool channel Cartoonito and streaming platform HBO Max have secured the rights to animated series Octonauts in Latin America.
Broadcasters Globo in Brazil, Czech TV in the Czech Republic, Hungary’s MTVA and Good TV in Taiwan have all picked up season two of Omens Studios’ preschool adventure series Leo the Wildlife Ranger.
Warren Buffet's investment vehicle Berkshire Hathaway has acquired a stake in Paramount Global worth US$2.6bn.
Apple TV+ is adapting Rebecca Elliott’s Owl Diaries into an animated series for kids and families.
London-based children’s company Moonbug Entertainment has launched a CoComelon spin-off channel on YouTube called It’s Cody Time.
AppleTV+ has unveiled its summer slate of content for kids and families, with series launching on the platform from next month.
Global SVoD subscriptions are set to soar by 485 million to reach 1.69 billion between 2021 and 2027, according to UK firm Digital TV Research.
CBBC, the children's channel from UK pubcaster the BBC, has picked up Japanese anime house Studio Ghibli’s series Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter.
Japanese broadcaster TBS has teamed up with local manga production outfit Shine Partners and South Korean digital comics platform Naver Webtoon to launch a new production company.
Johannes Larcher, head of HBO Max International, and Luis Duran, general manager for the streamer in Latin America, are among the latest top execs to be culled following the merger between Discovery and WarnerMedia.
New York-based studio and streaming network FilmRise has picked up exclusive SVoD, AVoD and FAST rights to a trio of web series from digital media company Rooster Teeth.
YouTube has promoted its global head of preschool Craig Hunter to a role overseeing all kids and family content.
Warner Bros Discovery-owned SVoD service HBO Max and kids’ cablenet Cartoon Network have ordered a music-filled live-action comedy series based on a concept by Hannah Montana creator Michael Poryes.
Gruffalo producer Magic Light Pictures has appointed former Superights and Jet Pack executive Marie-Laure Roche as head of international sales.
Veteran children’s TV exec Tom Ascheim, TNT, TBS and truTV general manager Brett Weitz and UK and Ireland chief Polly Cochrane have become the latest high-profile departures following the merger of Discovery and WarnerMedia.
Disney’s streaming platform Disney+ added 7.9 million subscribers in the second quarter to reach roughly 137.7 million globally, beating analyst estimates and indicating that it is not yet experiencing the same subscriber acquisition challenges as rival Netflix.
The Ukraine Content Club, an initiative designed to promote collaboration between the Ukrainian content business and the international market, has launched today and is calling for partners.
UK commercially funded pubcaster Channel 4 has signed a content and commercial partnership with YouTube as it presses ahead with plans to become a digital-first broadcaster for young audiences.
Banijay is set to go public in a deal that values the European production and distribution giant, as well as founder Stéphane Courbit’s online sports gambling group Betclic, at US$7.5bn.
Great Pacific Media, the factual arm of Canadian studio Thunderbird Entertainment, has entered a multi-year strategic partnership with Original Content Lab, a newly launched entity led by former Sphere Media exec Sean Connolly.
Australian funding agency Screen Australia is adding Andrea Ulbrick, a former commissioning editor at ABC's factual unit, to its content department, shortly after hiring producer Kristen Hodges.
Warner Bros Discovery EMEA has boarded season two of preschool animated series Mush-Mush & the Mushables.
Animation studios in Northern Ireland will now be allowed to become members of Irish trade association Animation Ireland, in addition to its UK counterpart Animation UK.
WarnerMedia-owned kids’ cablenet Cartoon Network and streaming platform HBO Max have greenlit a half-hour animated action-comedy series about a young girl who dreams of becoming the greatest pro wrestler of all time.
AVoD revenues from series and features will soar to US$70bn in 2027, more than doubling from US$33bn in 2021, according to UK firm Digital TV Research.
Disney Television Animation, the animation studio of Disney Branded Television, is developing a series based on the soon-to-be-released novel Cookies & Milk from author Shawn Amos.
Canela.TV, the AVoD platform of US Hispanic digital network Canela Media, has unveiled plans to greenlight more than 300 hours of unscripted and scripted programming in 2022.
Indielab, the accelerator scheme for UK-based independent producers, has launched a programme dedicated to helping start-up, small- and mid-sized games studios.
UK commercially funded pubcaster Channel 4 has unveiled the model it has proposed to the UK government outlining its alternative to privatisation.
Fred Seibert’s New York-based animation company FredFilms has promoted Casey Gonzalez to VP of development.