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Hello Halo hires kids head as first CBeebies series lands

UK indie Hello Halo has appointed development exec Terri Langan (pictured) as its first head of children’s, as the prodco lands its first commission from preschool net CBeebies. Langan takes on the post more than three years after Wendy Rattray founded Hello Halo, initially as a factual company. Langan, who has developed kids series for […]

Benbow exiting in BBC Children’s shake-up

Kay Benbow is the leaving the children’s division of UK pubcaster the BBC as part of a major shake-up that makes Cheryl Taylor its content chief. The key change sees CBeebies chief Benbow (pictured right) leaving the Corporation at the end of the year, with current CBBC chief Cheryl Taylor (below left) becoming head of […]

BBC Worldwide nets launch on Polish OTT service

Cyfrowy Polsat-owned OTT TV service Ipla has added three BBC Worldwide channels to its programming line-up. Ipla is adding BBC Brit, the ‘best of British’ channel featuring a mix of factual entertainment programming, including Top Gear, to its Ipla Rozrywka and Ipla Wiedza News Rozrywka packages. The OTT TV service is also offering natural history […]

BBC’s Webb: ‘fewer but bigger kids commissions’

The head of UK pubcaster the BBC’s kids department has said her division’s commissioning focus has switched to ordering fewer, but “bigger and better” shows. Alice Webb, controller of BBC Children’s, announced the strategy in the opening keynote session at the Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield last night. “With so much competition out there, we […]

BBC’s Go Jetters flies into China

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has acquired BBC kids series Go Jetters. The series will also launch on several streaming services in the country. The deal means the preschool series, which airs on the CBeebies net in the UK, will reach 1.1 billion Chinese viewers on CCTV. It will go out on the Chinese broadcaster’s CCTV-14 […]

Teletubbies returning to Germany

KiKa has acquired the new Teletubbies, marking the return of the iconic preschool series in the German market. KiKa, the kids net run by German pubcasters ARD and ZDF, aired the original version of the show in 1999 and has now acquired season one of the reboot. DHX and UK prodco Darrall Macqueen produce the […]

British preschool toon Boj heads to iQiyi

Chinese on-demand platform iQiyi has bought another British preschool toon. The SVOD service has bought the English- and Mandarin-language streaming rights to Cbeebies’ Boj, which UK indie Pesky Productions produces and sells internationally. Baidu-owned iQiyi has been hovering up CBeebies toons, recently scoring a deal to run a branded-block comprising more than 300 hours of […]

Latest territory launch for CBeebies

BBC children’s channel, CBeebies, today debuts on 15 cable operators in Taiwan. The dual-language, localised channel will reach more than 3.8 million households in cities such as Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung, Tainan and Chiayi. BBC Worldwide, the BBC’s commercial arm, has been rolling out in regions such as East Africa, and the Middle East and North […]

iQiyi bags 300 hours of CBeebies shows

Chinese on-demand player iQiyi is acquiring nearly 300 hours of preschool programming from UK-based kids channel CBeebies. iQiyi today unveiled a Memorandum of Understanding that its chief content officer, Wang Xiaohui, and BBC Worldwide executive VP of Asia David Weiland have signed. As of June, CBeebies programming will be made available to iQiyi’s 20 million […]

CBeebies boards new Andrew Davenport show

UK children’s channel CBeebies has commissioned the debut series from the partnership of Andrew Davenport’s new prodco and Bento Box Entertainment’s kids division. The 50x22mins Moon and Me comes from In the Night Garden creator Davenport’s Foundling Bird and Bento Box’s Sutikki, which former Nelvana execs Irene Weibel and Andrew Kerr set up last year. […]

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