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  • Kids' science shows in Monster deals
    Broadcasters and platforms in Hong Kong and MENA have acquired science-based children's shows from Ireland-based distributor Monster Entertainment.
  • Disney completes 21st Century Fox deal
    The Walt Disney Company has closed its acquisition of assets belonging to 21st Century Fox, marking an "extraordinary and historic moment" for the media giant, according to CEO Bob Iger.
  • Netflix preps chess drama, interactive toon
    US streamer Netflix has ordered a drama based on a novel about a chess prodigy and added to its growing slate of interactive series.
  • 9 Story makes Hollow agreement
    9 Story Distribution International has picked up sales rights to Netflix original animated mystery series The Hollow.
  • eOne's PJ Masks caught on CCTV
    Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has acquired the first season of preschool animated series PJ Masks from Canadian producer and distributor Entertainment One.
  • Gigglebug, APC Kids deliver comedy toon
    Finland's Gigglebug Entertainment has partnered with the animation studio owned by French sales house APC Kids to coproduce a CGI adventure-comedy series.
  • DHX goes Up in the Air in Cannes
    DHX Media in Canada is heading to MipTV next month with a tweens’ gymnastics series from the creator of The Next Step that has been picked up by CBBC in the UK.
  • HITN Edye – US
    SCHEDULE WATCH ALERT: US Hispanic service HITN is readying Edye, its SVoD service for pre-schoolers.
  • Planeta Junior rejigs in Europe
    Kids' producer and distributor Planeta Junior is bringing its operations in France, Portugal and Spain together as one multi-territory cluster.
  • BBC urges UK regulatory parity
    The chairman of the BBC is to urge UK regulators to modernise the country's media laws as the public broadcaster attempts to keep pace with streamers such as Netflix and YouTube.
  • VIS adds Awesomeness shows to slate
    Viacom International Studios has added a raft of series and films from its youth-skewing digital network Awesomeness to its distribution slate, with programming also set to become available via RTL Germany's SVoD service.
  • Dream ticket
    Palladium Fiction's first youth-skewing drama looks set to open a new chapter for the production company behind Swedish thriller Jordskott.
  • Eye Present OKs Okido in China
    UK producer Eye Present has linked with Chinese family media and entertainment company UYoung to sign a media rights and equity investment deal for a CBeebies show.
  • CuriosityStream targets teens
    Factual SVoD service CuriosityStream has acquired four series targeting teenagers from US-based producer and distributor Litton Entertainment.
  • Turner APAC kids – Asia Pacific
    SCHEDULE WATCH PROFILE: Comedy and coproductions are the headline priorities in the kids' space at Turner Asia Pacific.
  • Int'l nets join Jungle Bunch
    A host of international broadcasters have pre-bought the third season of French CGI animated series The Jungle Bunch from Paris-based PGS Entertainment.
  • Tiny Pop unlocks Care Bears' Magic
    Sony Pictures Television Networks' Tiny Pop channel will air the latest animated series based on the Care Bears franchise exclusively in the UK.
  • 9 Story, King Bert adapt Walliams books
    9 Story Media Group in Canada has partnered with the UK's King Bert Productions to develop and coproduce an animated series based on David Walliams' children's books.
  • Plus ça change
    France Télévisions children’s chief Tiphaine de Raguenel discusses the major changes underway in the pubcaster's children's department.
  • Huawei calls up Sunny Bunnies
    Smartphone maker Huawei and VoD platforms in China have acquired rights to Belarusian preschool toon Sunny Bunnies from UK-based distributor Media IM.

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