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PBS Kids greenlights 9 Story’s Xavier Riddle

The animated series is based on author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos’ Ordinary People book series.

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9 Story to buy Breakthrough’s kids and family slate

The acquisition expands 9 Story’s distribution library to more than 3,500 half-hours, and adds to its live-action offerings with titles including the Anne of Green Gables movie series.

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Roundtable: Cross-territory common ground

In the first of an occasional series, producer-association heads from the U.K., Canada and Australia pinpointed points of divergence and opportunity in the disrupted TV landscape.

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9 Story appoints Angela C. Santomero CCO

The announcement comes five months after 9 Story acquired New York-based children’s media co Out of the Blue, which Santomero co-founded.

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Fractured landscape: Canada’s kids-content biz

Canadian producers are scrambling to adjust their business models in the face of a stalled domestic system and increasingly globalized production environment.

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9 Story, GO-N brewing up Bewitched remake

The animated TV series based on the classic supernatural sitcom will be aimed at kids aged six to 11 and their parents.

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YMA Andra Sheffer Scholarship winner named

Youth Media Alliance has also added three to its board of directors, as Alexandra Raffe and Vince Commisso’s terms come to an end.

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Animators step out of the (service) shadows

With international demand for animation riding a sustained high, a growing number of service-based companies in Canada are cracking into the arena of original IP.

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9 Story acquires Brown Bag Films

Dublin-based Brown Bag Films, which produces animated kids series such as Octonauts (pictured) and Doc McStuffins, is now under the 9 Story Media Group umbrella.

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Disney Junior Latin America snaps up more Daniel Tiger

9 Story Media Group has licensed the second season of acclaimed preschool series Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood to Disney Junior Latin America.

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Neil Court and ZM Capital invest in 9 Story

The producer of Arthur and Almost Naked Animals plans to continue to grow through acquisitions, with Vince Commisso continuing as president and CEO. (Court pictured)

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9 Story ups Tanya Green to VP production

Green’s promotion follows last week’s announcement of the prodco’s plans to launch an app based on the Monster Factory brand later this fall.