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  • 09:20 - 09:30
    Opening Remarks (Hall 2 - Kings Place)

    Opening Remarks

  • 09:30 - 10:20
    KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: Melissa Cobb, VP, Kids & Family, Netflix (Hall 2 - Kings Place)

    KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: Melissa Cobb, VP, Kids & Family, Netflix

    The world’s leading SVoD service has quickly grown to become a giant of the kids and family entertainment industry. With more European subscribers and original content in its sights, we’ll hear from the boss of Netflix Kids & Family to discover the different ways local producers can work with the streamer, see what it’s plotting next and find out what makes a successful Netflix Original.

    Moderator: Nico Franks, editor, C21Kids

    Melissa Cobb
    Vice president, Kids and FamilyNetflix
    Moderator Nico Franks
    Editor C21Kids
  • 10:20 - 11:00
    AVoD Case Study: WildBrain (Hall 2 - Kings Place)

    AVoD Case Study: WildBrain

    Advertising-VoD specialist WildBrain is a key part of Canadian children’s content giant DHX Media’s strategy beyond traditional linear TV. We’ll speak to its recently-appointed MD to find out how the London-based company uses both library IP and new launches to reach one in three kids online globally through its YouTube network.

    Moderator: Nico Franks, editor, C21Kids

    Jon Gisby
    Managing directorWildBrain
    Moderator Nico Franks
    Editor C21Kids
  • 11:00 - 11:30
    NETWORKING BREAK (Hall 2 - Kings Place)


  • 11:30 - 12:00
    Research Presentation: Dubit Trends (Hall 2 - Kings Place)

    Research Presentation: Dubit Trends

    UK-based research outfit Dubit presents its recent study that looks at how and why kids find and engage with content. What frustrates kids and what helps them navigate? What patterns are emerging in their choices? How can brands deepens engagement? And what does good old TV still do best?

    Adam Woodgate
    Senior research managerDubit Trends
    Stephanie Whitley
    Planning and brand strategy managerDubit Trends
  • 12:00 - 12:35
    Teen Drama Case Study: The A List (Hall 2 - Kings Place)

    Teen Drama Case Study: The A List

    We’ll take a closer look at BBC teen thriller The A List (13×30′), created by multi-award-winning independent production company Kindle Entertainment, to discover why the Beeb picked it as its first drama aimed at 12-16s to be launched exclusively on iPlayer.

    Moderator: Nico Franks, editor, C21Kids

    Anne Brogan
    Joint managing directorKindle Entertainment
    Nina Metivier
    Co-creatorThe A List
    Dan Berlinka
    Co-creatorThe A List
    Amy Buscombe
    Commissioning editor, drama (independents)BBC Children’s
    Moderator Nico Franks
    Editor C21Kids
  • 12:35 - 13:15
    Representing Diversity in Children's TV (Hall 2 - Kings Place)

    Representing Diversity in Children's TV

    Representation of diversity in children’s TV, both on screen and off, is gradually improving, so how are broadcasters bringing the voices of women, BAME, LGBTQI+ and less-able groups to the industry and what are the barriers to further progress?
    Moderator: Lindsay Watson, Animation producer, kids & family, Canuk Productions
    Lindsay J Sedgwick
    Screenwriter, author
    Patricia Hidalgo
    Chief content officer, Turner EMEA and international kids strategyTurner
    Darren Nartey
    Programme acquisitions executiveITV
    David Levine
    VP, programming, production and strategic developmentDisney Channels EMEA
    Moderator Lindsay Watson
    Animation ProducerCANUK Productions
  • 13:15 - 14:15
    NETWORKING LUNCH (Hall 2 - Kings Place)


  • 14:15 - 15:00
    BBC Children's: Kids 2020 (Hall 2 - Kings Place)

    BBC Children's: Kids 2020

    Competition for space on the BBC’s children’s channels may be fierce, but opportunities are opening up online for new ideas. Those atop BBC Children’s will discuss how the department’s ‘Kids 2020’ strategy is shaping up, its ongoing challenge to retain and re-capture young viewers and where the opportunities for producers lie.

    Moderator: Nico Franks, editor, C21Kids

    Cheryl Taylor
    Head of contentBBC Children’s
    Stuart Rowson
    Head of discoveryBBC Children’s
    Moderator Nico Franks
    Editor C21Kids
  • 15:00 - 15:50
    New Opportunities in Live Action (Hall 2 - Kings Place)

    New Opportunities in Live Action

    The SVoD players have given children’s live action programming a shot in the arm, forcing traditional broadcasters to step up their game. We’ll explore how the genre is changing, new kinds of coproduction structures and the extent to which social media is key to a property’s success.

    Further speakers to be announced

    Moderator: Jeff Norton, Author, writer-producer, founder, Awesome Media & Entertainment

    Foz Allen
    Creative directorBryncoed Productions
    Hyppe Salmi
    Executive producer Yle
    Moderator Jeff Norton
    FounderAwesome Media Entertainment
  • 15:50 - 16:30
    DR Ultra: The Big Switch (Hall 2 - Kings Place)

    DR Ultra: The Big Switch

    Danish public service broadcaster DR is taking DR Ultra, its channel for 7-12s, online-only by 2020. We’ll discover what it has learnt from the process so far, the new kinds of programming it is commissioning and discuss how best to get content in front of kids online.

    Moderator: Nico Franks, editor, C21Kids

    Morten Skov Hansen
    Programme and channel directorDR Ramasjang & DR Ultra
    Jonas Kryger Hansen
    Commissioning editorDR Ultra
    Moderator Nico Franks
    Editor C21Kids
  • 16:30 - 17:20
    The Exclusivity Conundrum (Hall 2 - Kings Place)

    The Exclusivity Conundrum

    It’s the headache plaguing the entire industry: traditional and SVoD buyers are seeking exclusivity more than ever while, in such a fragmented market, kids’ brands require ubiquity in order to reach as many eyeballs as possible. A panel of experts from a cross section of the industry will discuss what’s to be done.

    Moderator: Nico Franks, editor, C21Kids

    Jeff Goldman
    Head of business development Premiere Digital
    Dominic Gardiner
    CEOJetpack Distribution
    Alison Bakunowich
    Senior VP and general manager for Milkshake! and Nickelodeon UK and IrelandViacom International Media Networks
    Moderator Nico Franks
    Editor C21Kids
  • 17:20 - 18:00
    At the End of the Day.... (Hall 2 - Kings Place)

    At the End of the Day....

    A panel of experts from different sides of the business will discuss the most pressing industry trends in 2018 and beyond whilst offering their takes on the major talking points of the day.

    Moderator: Nico Franks, editor, C21Kids

    Kate O'Connor
    Executive chairAnimation UK
    Rosina Robson
    Director of nations and children’sPact - Producers Alliance for Cinema and TV
    Eryk Casemiro
    Chief creative officerZodiak Kids Studios