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Osborne upped as 9 Story closes CCI Kids catalogue deal

9 Story Natalie Osborne 3Natalie Osborne is to be the new managing director of 9 Story Enterprises, which has closed its deal for the underlying rights of CCI’s children’s TV catalogue.

Her expanded role now covers all worldwide sales, consumer products and strategic partnerships.

Osborne joined 9 Story Entertainment in 2006 to launch 9 Story Enterprises is now in charge of the newly expanded distribution division.

VP of distribution Jill Keenleyside, sales director Federico Vargas and director of consumer products Kristin Lecour all now report into her.

The news comes as a result of 9 Story’s acquisition of CCI Kids 500-hour catalogue and the kids and family titles from CCI Releasing, which has now closed. This gives Vince Commisso’s company show such as Artzooka, Harry and His Bucketful of Dinosaurs, Turbo Dogs, Extreme Babysitting, Erky Perky and GeoFreakZ, and classic series including Sharon, Lois & Bram’s Elephant Show and Shining Time Station.

“This acquisition has more than doubled our portfolio, strengthened our sales capabilities and enhanced our overall position for digital platforms,” Vince Commisso, president and CEO of 9 Story. “As part of this expansion, we are thrilled to promote Natalie to the newly created position of managing director. Natalie has been instrumental in 9 Story’s growth and we are confident she will continue to build on this success and take the company to even greater heights.”