Wendy Goldman Getzler
HIT’s Barney, Angelina stage their return to TV
Mattel and its preschool subsidiary HIT Entertainment have inked a long-term partnership with 9 Story Media Group to relaunch the Barney & Friends and Angelina Ballerina preschool brands, with new episodes set to roll out in 2017.
CBC taps Martin Markle to lead kids TV
The pubcaster has also hired former Shaw Media digital programming manager Zach Feldberg.
9 Story taps Claudia Balzer Scott-Hansen to lead distribution
Scott-Hansen was most recently an SVP at Mattel-owned HIT, where she was responsible for broadcast strategies and distribution of HIT and Mattel properties.
DHX takes Twirlywoos on globetrotting spin
CBeebies-commissioned preschool series Twirlywoos has been sold by DHX Media to six international broadcasters, including France’s Gulli and Tiji.
Picture Box grows kids catalog with Earthtree Media deal
A week after adding four new kids series to its catalog, Picture Box Distribution has picked up a number of titles from Norwegian entertainment company Earthtree Media.
CBBC orders more Hank Zipzer
The British children’s channel has ordered a third season of the series, produced by DHX Media in association with Walker Productions and Kindle Entertainment.
DHX taps Richard Rowe to lead global content push
Former Turner and Rowe Media exec Richard Rowe is now director of international acquisitions and coproductions.
Hulu picks up more 9 Story toons
Three animated children’s series from Toronto-based 9 Story Media Group are headed for American SVOD service Hulu.
Nelvana, Sony partner on Hotel Transylvania TV series
Nelvana Studio will develop and produce the series based on the 2012 blockbuster from Sony Pictures Animation. (Upcoming feature Hotel Transylvania 2 pictured.)
Super Wings merchandising program to land in North America
Under a new deal with Seoul, South Korea-based CJ E&M, Nelvana Enterprises will represent the North American merchandise licensing rights for the preschool series.