Marie McCann to run CBC Kids
After holding the position on an interim basis following Martin Markle’s departure, the programming exec has officially been named CBC Kids’ senior director.
Sprout grows original programming slate
The NBCUniversal-owned net has greenlit Industrial Brothers and Boat Rocker Studios’ Remy and Boo.
Mercury Filmworks, Cartoon Saloon launch Irish studio
The Canadian and Irish companies have launched Lighthouse Studios, a new Kilkenny-based prodco expected to create 140-plus jobs in the next three years.
Turner Kids YouTube channels get leg up from WildBrain
A number of Turner International’s local-language YouTube channels will benefit under new management from DHX-owned online kids network WildBrain.
Odd Squad spin-off to launch on PBS Kids
The digital short-form series, produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment and The Fred Rogers Company, will premiere on the U.S. pubcaster’s YouTube channel and video app.
Big Bad Boo sends 1001 Nights to China
The Vancouver studio has signed a multi-year deal to air its animated comedy on CCTV’s linear and VOD services.
9 Story grows Wild Kratts in China
9 Story Media Group has expanded the presence the Wild Kratts brand in China with new deals across broadcasting, digital platforms and licensing.
Bejuba! taps new sales director
BRB Internacional’s former international sales manager Emilie Pasquet has joined Bejuba! Entertainment as its new head of sales.
Georgaklis moves from Teletoon to Nelvana
Industry veteran Athena Georgaklis has shifted roles within Corus Entertainment, leaving Teletoon to head up development for Nelvana.
DHX Media licenses more content to Amazon
DHX Media has signed an exclusive deal with Amazon for its original series Looped (pictured) and licensed more content including The Busy World of Richard Scarry.
All eyes on digital ahead of Sprout’s Terrific Trucks debut
Breakthrough Entertainment coproduced the live-action series with the U.S. preschool net.
Fangbone! to launch on Disney XD U.S.
Disney XD will premiere the series from Toronto-based Radical Sheep Productions on July 5 in the U.S.