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  • Indigo inks US deals for Ultraman
    UK-based distributor Indigo Entertainment has closed two deals in the US for Japanese series Ultraman.
  • WarnerMedia reveals kids wishlist
    CMC: WarnerMedia laid out its acquisition targets for its children’s networks Boomerang and Cartoonito at this week’s digital edition of the Children’s Media Conference.
  • Pandemic 'sparking production creativity'
    CMC: The coronavirus pandemic has provided a “call to arms” for the production industry to innovate, according to Nickelodeon’s senior VP of production and development.
  • Veteran Canuck duo creates Epic Storyworlds
    Children’s entertainment executives Steve Couture and Ken Faier have joined forces to launch Epic Storyworlds, an independent children’s content creation company headquartered in Quebec.
  • Nickelodeon, Milkshake! add to schedules
    Nickelodeon has renewed UK original It's Pony and acquired two comedies from Xilam Animation, while fellow ViacomCBS network Channel 5 in the UK is set to expand its preschool block Milkshake!.
  • Disney Channel Spain adopts Chipmunks
    Disney Channel in Spain has acquired the right to air existing and future episodes of Alvinnn!!! & the Chipmunks from PGS Entertainment.
  • Sky Kids eyes drama, arts & crafts
    CMC: The children's arm of UK satcaster Sky is seeking to expand its original drama slate and build on the success its arts and crafts titles have enjoyed during the pandemic.
  • Hopster seeks black history content
    CMC: UK-based preschool digital entertainment platform Hopster is looking to increase its diversity both on- and off-screen.
  • ViacomCBS makes Star signing
    ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth (E&Y) Group has agreed a multi-year deal with the creator of Beverly Hills 90201, Melrose Place, Sex & the City and Younger.
  • Former WildBrain head joins Aux Mode
    Toronto-based digital rights management company Aux Mode has hired the former president and chief operating officer of kids' content company Wildbrain as a strategic advisor.
  • Sky Kids adapts Liz Pichon books
    CMC: Sky Kids in the UK has commissioned a new original children’s series based on bestselling books written and illustrated by Liz Pichon.
  • BBC invites diverse kids' content
    The children's arm of UK pubcaster the BBC is launching a "mini round" for which it is inviting people from diverse backgrounds to produce shortform content focused on different cultures.
  • Spacetoon picks up Russian toon duo
    Middle Eastern children’s network Spacetoon has picked up Russian animated series Be-be-bears and Leo & Tig for broadcast across the MENA region.
  • Nick, Fulwell 73 give flight to Pigeons
    Nickelodeon has struck a multiplatform deal with Fulwell 73, the prodco owned by James Corden and Ben Winston, to produce an animated movie and TV show based on a children's book series.
  • YACF reveals latest projects to get funding
    CiTV, Channel 4, E4, Channel 5's Milkshake! and S4C in the UK are on board the latest projects to receive production funding from the Young Audiences Content Fund.
  • TV's adultification issue
    The opening session of CMC highlighted the role TV plays in sustaining the harmful idea that black children are less innocent than their white peers.
  • Apple TV+ links with Sendak Foundation
    Apple TV+ has agreed a multi-year overall deal with The Maurice Sendak Foundation, which supports the artistic legacy of the late author and illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are.
  • Genius Brands sets up Stan Lee JV
    Genius Brands International has set up a joint venture with Stan Lee's Pow! Entertainment to mine the late comic book creator's library of IP.
  • Disney bags Mushables in Germany
    The Walt Disney Company Germany has picked up children’s animated series Mush-Mush & the Mushables from UK-based entertainment company Cake.
  • ViacomCBS grows channel reach in France
    ViacomCBS Networks International has agreed a new distribution deal with Orange in France to offer more of its channels to Orange TV subscribers.

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