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TV Kids Weekly


October 11, 2019




TV Kids Resources for MIPJunior

***Viacom***While kids today are spoiled for choice when it comes to the staggering amount of programming they have at their fingertips, parents and caregivers have the headache-inducing task of monitoring what children are watching within this dizzying array of content. Making sure they’re tuned into an age-appropriate platform is, of course, an essential first step. The issue of what children are and should be watching goes beyond the idea of it just being age-appropriate, though. Many parents want their kids engaging with programming that is educational, perhaps with a STEM curriculum at its core. Others are keen on ecological messages. For some, values such as teamwork, friendship and inclusivity are top of mind. With their voracious media appetites and impressionable minds, children represent one of the most important (and challenging) demographics in the programming industry. Producers, distributors and programmers of linear and on-demand platforms put a great deal of care into determining what young ones will be watching. To help those in the kids’ content business prepare for MIPJunior and MIPCOM, we have put together a slew of resources to peruse before heading off for Cannes.

Visit our Screening Rooms for MIPJunior to view clips and read information about the latest in kids’ programming. You can search for keywords like preschool, tween, CGI, live action and more.


Read the digital edition of TV Kids for these special features and interviews:

  • ***Image***Exploring how funding strategies have evolved.
  • Top commissioners and buyers discuss their programming needs and rights negotiations.
  • The dos and don’ts on making gender-neutral shows.
  • Spotlighting Asian animation series.
  • Brian Robbins discusses the strategy he’s put in place at Nickelodeon over the last year.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger on his new animated series Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten.
  • Rebecca Sugar on the inspiration for the Cartoon Network megahit Steven Universe.
  • Andy Heyward, Caroline Tyre and Lloyd Mintz discuss what’s new at Genius Brands International.
  • Pierre Sissmann discusses the growth at Cyber Group Studios.
  • Hans Bourlon weighs in on what’s driving Studio 100’s global business.
  • Benoit di Sabatino reveals how he is positioning Zodiak Kids.
  • Christopher Keenan talks about the new season of Mattel’s Thomas & Friends.
  • Nicole Dubuc reveals how The Rocketeer was reinvented for Disney Junior.
  • Brenda Bisner shares the content remit at Kidoodle.TV.
  • This year’s World Screen Kids Trendsetter Award honorees are Iginio Straffi, Marc du Pontavice, Bronagh O’Hanlon and Rajiv Chilaka.
  • In our Brand Licensing Europe report, we look at key trends in the L&M business and feature an interview with Toon2Tango’s Hans Ulrich Stoef.

Peruse the digital edition of the TV Kids Guide for profiles of some of the leading distributors of children’s programming.

Visit the TV Kids Preview for MIPJunior to access a host of other resources.


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Want to know what kids' broadcasters are paying for acquisitions?

TV Kids’ Program Price Guide features average pricing for preschool animation and live action, kids 6-to-11 animation and live action, and tween programming.

The comprehensive guide features:

Price Ranges: The high and low prices for a broad range of kids' genres.
Analysis: Determining Prices: A look at how the price ranges are determined, and general trends in how broadcasters are valuing shows today.
Analysis: Hot & Cold Spots: Where are prices rising, and where are they falling?
Analysis: Dealing with OTTs: Perspectives on working with nonlinear platforms and their evolving business models.

World Screen also offers Program Price Guides for scripted programming and factual programming. The Kids Program Price Guide is available for $169, and all three reports are available to download for a special introductory price of $389.

More information on all three reports here.

This Week's Top 5

MIPJunior: Creators’ Superpanel & Kids Trendsetters Session

On Saturday, October 12, at MIPJunior, World Screen’s Anna Carugati will moderate a Creators’ Superpanel featuring Xilam’s Marc du Pontavice, Rainbow’s Iginio Straffi, Brown Bag Films’ Bronagh O’Hanlon and Green Gold Animation’s Rajiv Chilaka.

HBO Max & Sesame Workshop Seal Content Partnership

Sesame Workshop is set to bring four new series and five new seasons of Sesame Street, annual specials, as well as its historic 50-year library, to HBO Max.

Disney Channel Options Dumplin’ Follow-Up Dear Sweet Pea

Disney Channel has optioned the rights to Dear Sweet Pea, the new novel by New York Times best-selling author Julie Murphy, a follow-up to her popular novel-turned-movie Dumplin’.

Gaumont & Submarine Join Forces for Pol the Pirate Mouse

Gaumont and Amsterdam-based Submarine have teamed up to co-produce Pol the Pirate Mouse, an animated series based on the children’s book of the same name written by Tingue Dongelman and illustrated by Denise van Leeuwen.

One Animation Grows Oddbods’ Footprint

One Animation has inked new deals to further extend Oddbods’ reach with a new season and longer format specials.

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