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Marie McCann named interim Kids’ CBC content boss
McCann takes the place of Martin Markle, who exited the role last week.
Martin Markle out at Kids’ CBC
Kids’ CBC is looking for a new content boss once again, now that Martin Markle’s 11-month tenure has come to an end.
Toca TV makes its debut
Toca Boca’s subscription-based video platform makes its soft launch in Canada before moving into other English-speaking markets this fall.
Production underway on Wild Kratts season five
9 Story Media has also inked a raft of new sales for the wildlife-themed animated program.
Sinking Ship launches L&M division
Karen Samnick has been tapped to lead the newly launched division of the Toronto-based prodco. (Sinking Ship’s Odd Squad pictured.)
Whole Foods, AME get adventurous with Wild Kratts
The PBS Kids series has new licensing deals with Whole Foods and clothing company American Marketing Enterprises.
Counterfeit Cat goes stateside on Disney XD
The new toon from Tricon Kids & Family and Wildseed Kids will bow on Disney XD in the U.S. later this month.
Trucktown gains licensing traction
More than a dozen licensing agents spanning South America, the Middle East, Asia and Europe are on-board Nelvana’s preschool brand.
Guru Arcade adds creative director
Lyndsey Gallant will provide creative direction to Guru Studios’ interactive division as it moves deeper into the original IP space.
Pam Westman to head up Nelvana Enterprises
The former HIT exec has taken the reins at Corus Entertainment’s merchandising and distribution arm as Andrew Kerr departs from the company.
Nickelodeon series head to Netflix Canada
The deal inked between Corus Entertainment and the SVOD giant includes the exclusive Canadian rights to Nick series The Legend of Korra.
Deirdre Brennan lands at Corus Kids
The former ABC TV kids boss became VP of content at Corus Kids on Monday, and she tells Playback sister pub Kidscreen why the role was worth the 10,000-mile move to Canada.