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  • Universal gives voice to UK kids in US
    Universal Kids is preparing to launch the first season of the UK version of The Voice Kids in the US.
  • UK gov't approves $78m kids fund
    The UK government has revealed more details of a controversial £60m (US$78m) fund for children's content that UK pubcaster the BBC has argued could become a subsidy for services such as Netflix and Amazon.
  • Euro buyers pick up ZDFE content
    Finland's YLE and European pay TV operator Viasat World are among the broadcasters to have acquired drama, children's and documentary programming from Germany's ZDF Enterprises.
  • C21's complete Mipcom 2018 round-up
    MIPCOM: If you're travelling home from Cannes or just got back, why not catch up with C21’s comprehensive coverage of Mipcom and MipJunior, which runs to almost 160 stories, using these links.
  • Beano brings in CBBC animation veteran
    Beano Studios in the UK has appointed the CBBC's executive producer of animation to the newly created role of head of animation.
  • Netflix to end Orange is the New Black
    Global streamer Netflix will bring the curtain down on one of its longest-running originals, women's prison-set dramedy Orange is the New Black, with its forthcoming seventh season.
  • Go-N goes for Riki Group's Tina & Tony
    MIPCOM: Paris-based producer and distributor Go-N Productions has teamed up with Russia's Riki Group to distribute one of the latter's animated preschool series.
  • Disney works Miracle Hunters in Lat Am
    MIPCOM: The Walt Disney Company's Latin American production and distribution division is coproducing a drama with Spanish broadcaster Mediapro, BTF Media and Somos Productions.
  • Jungle Book to be read in US
    MIPCOM: Sinclair Broadcast Group-owned US children's channel KidsClick is to air India-based production and distribution company DQE's animated series The Jungle Book.
  • Gigantosaurus goes big at MipJunior
    MIPCOM: Cyber Group Studios' preschool series about four young dinosaurs has topped the list of the most screened children's programmes at MipJunior at the weekend.
  • Berry Bees take flight in Italy, Oz
    MIPCOM: Broadcasters in Italy and Australia have boarded a forthcoming animated spy action series coproduced by local prodcos alongside firms in Europe and Asia.
  • Horrid Henry heads to MBC
    MIPCOM: Buyers including MBC in the Middle East have picked up episodes of Novel Entertainment's animated series Horrid Henry from Banijay Group subsidiary Zodiak Kids.
  • Smurfs reboot finds German home
    MIPCOM: A German broadcaster has boarded the forthcoming 3D CGI-animated reboot of The Smurfs.
  • Mondo TV shifts into young-adult drama
    MIPCOM: Mondo TV in Italy and its Latin American arm are moving into drama for young adults with an English-language sci-fi series set in a post-apocalyptic world.
  • Viacom extends Nick's China partnership
    MIPCOM: Viacom International Media Networks has launched the Nickelodeon Chinese Animation Development Project here in Cannes.
  • Canal+ takes Fresh TV's Total Dramarama
    MIPCOM: A broadcaster in France has acquired Total Dramarama, the prequel to hit animated series Total Drama, from UK-based producer and distributor Cake.
  • MTV, WebTVAsia in shortform pact
    MIPCOM: Viacom International Media Networks’ youth brand MTV and Asian media group WebTVAsia have agreed a deal to collaborate on shortform content.
  • Sesame Workshop ages up with Apple
    MIPCOM: Sesame Workshop's forthcoming programming for tech giant Apple will include content aimed at kids older than the producer's usual preschool target.
  • Moomins prodco joins TRX
    MIPCOM: Finnish prodco Gutsy Animations, the company behind animated family drama Moominvalley, has signed up to online TV rights portal The RightsXchange.
  • DHX's animated Polly Pocket goes global
    MIPCOM: Canadian kids’ content producer and distributor DHX Media has signed a raft of broadcast deals for its latest animated series, Polly Pocket.

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