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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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RTS: Tim Davie, director general of the BBC, has restated the case for the UK pubcaster’s licence fee, defended its policy on impartiality and passed comment on the number of senior journalists and talent leaving the corporation.
RTS: Gerhard Zeiler, president of international at Warner Bros Discovery, today said his company is committed to producing local content in individual markets despite recent cuts, and also revealed it wants to launch a new streamer in the UK.
Sky original kids' show The Brilliant World of Tom Gates (40x11’) and the related Christmas special have been picked up by broadcasters and platforms worldwide, after deals with Toronto-based Wildbrain.
Warner Bros Discovery-backed kids’ media company Bright Little Labs in the UK has selected two submissions from its Ventures programme that it plans to develop into series.
Toonz Media Group’s distribution arm Toonz Entertainment has acquired the sales rights to animated series Everything’s Rosie, Bubble Bath Bay and GoldieBlox, which it will take to Mipcom next month.
The distribution arm of Nordic prodco giant Nordisk Film is ramping up its streaming service Nordisk Film+, offering Nordic movie titles and a content section for kids.
Netflix is beefing up its content offerings in Japan, India and Korea with a raft of new greenlights and renewals.
French animation studio La Chouette Compagnie has appointed former Studio Hari exec Adeline Tormo as its new head of sales.
OIAF: The recent uptick in the commissioning appetite for adult animation is likely to sustain in the years ahead, despite the cuts that are taking place across the content sector, according to a panel of execs at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.
German pubcaster ZDF and Bell Media-owned SVoD service Crave in Canada are supporting a spin-off series to upcoming animated family film The Last Whale Singer.
CARTOON FORUM: Irish pubcaster RTÉ is supporting a 2D-animated series for families produced by Belfast- and Dublin-based Sixteen South.
Paramount Global’s AVoD and FAST platform Pluto TV will launch in Canada on December 1 with more than 100 channels and 20,000 hours of content.
CARTOON FORUM: French broadcaster Canal+ is backing an anime-style family series from Cyber Group Studios.
Canadian studio Thunderbird Entertainment has appointed Nelson Huynh to the newly created position of director, distribution sales.
CARTOON FORUM: Irish pubcaster RTÉ is providing financial support to an animated preschool series adapted from animated short The Bird & the Whale.
CARTOON FORUM: The 33rd edition of Cartoon Forum has kicked off in Toulouse with three pitches from producers in Finland and France aimed at both children and adults.
Common Sense Networks in the US has promoted former Nickelodeon executive Sharon Kroll Cohen to a new role, as the organisation looks to grow its streaming service Sensical.
French businesses TF1 Group and M6 Group have officially abandoned their plans to merge following the French Competition Authority's probe of the deal.
Netherlands-based producer Submarine is developing an animated series based on the New York Times bestselling book series Max the Brave by British author and illustrator Ed Vere.
New York-based Cookbook Media has signed an agreement with Great Wolf Entertainment through which the former will now handle global distribution of the latter’s content.
Canadian kids and family entertainment company WildBrain is launching a CG-animated preschool spin-off to hit children’s series Teletubbies.
Italian producer BeQ Entertainment is adapting a children's book about a red blood cell called Jack as an animated series.
Disney+ has attracted roughly 1.7 million household subscribers in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden since entering the Nordic market two years ago today.
CONTENT CANADA: Moonbug Entertainment is eyeing several Canadian companies as potential acquisition targets, according to its managing director for the Americas, Andy Yeatman.
German brand development studio Wolkenlenker is working with cult author and illustrator Janosch’s film and media company to adapt his book series Tiger & Bear.
Spanish producer and distributor DeAPlaneta Entertainment has picked up the global distribution rights to 3D-animated preschool series Superdino.
Spanish producers will be out in force at Cartoon Forum in France next week, when Spain is in the spotlight and eight projects originating from the country are due to be pitched.
UK-based kids’ entertainment specialist Cake has acquired the international distribution rights to animated family comedy series My Brother the Monster.
London-based distributor Beyond Rights has acquired three new shows and added three returning series to its Mipcom slate.
UK-based kids’ and family distributor Jetpack Distribution has acquired the rights to animated series Kung Fu Pork Choppers from licensing company Centa IP.