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Silvergate’s Octonauts makes a splash in Latin American and the Middle East

Silvergate Media’s pre-school animated series, Octonauts, is making a splash in new markets with recent broadcast deals that bring the award-winning show to audiences in Latin America and the Middle East for the first time. In a deal brokered byPanaderia, Mexico’s TV Azteca has acquired the broadcast rights to Los Octonautas, marking the …

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Babybel lands t-shirt design on Boohoo.com courtesy of Bioworld

Babybel has made the leap from the fridge and into the wardrobe, thanks to a new apparel licensing partnership with the online retailer, Boohoo.com. The t-shirt range has been developed by the brand’s apparel licensee, Bioworld, and has been made exclusively for the online fashion retailer. It features the iconic …

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WildBrain Television appoints Katie Wilson to the role of VP channels and curation

WildBrain Television has appointed respected industry executive Katie Wilson to the newly created role of vice president, channels and curation. Wilson will be responsible for curating content and providing editorial direction across WildBrain Television’s Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino and its multiplatform/VOD extensions. Wilson joins WildBrain Television …

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The Wizarding World launches Harry Potter At Home hub of activities, videos, puzzles and more

The team behind the Wizarding World of Harry Potter has detailed the launch of its Harry Potter At Home hub, a free online collection of child-friendly activities, videos, puzzles, illustrations, quizzes, creative ideas, and more. The new hub has been designed to bring the Wizarding World into the homes of …

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Planeta Junior launches global Gormiti and Pucca campaigns to help kids and families through COVID-19 lockdown

The European family entertainment company, Planeta Junior, has launched its own #StayAtHome campaign in order to raise children’s awareness of COVID-19, and to provide them with entertainment to help pass the time during lockdown. Characters from across its Gormiti and Pucca properties carry the global initiative across two stand-alone campaigns: …

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Arsenal teams with Mudita Sports to launch GO And Learn with Arsenal app

Arsenal FC has teamed up with Mudita Sports to launch its free-to-access officially licensed English language learning app, GO And Learn with Arsenal. The launch has been engineered to provide supporters around the world with a platform through which they can provide homeschooling for kids currently handling school closures amid …

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Wizards of the Coast brings Godzilla to Magic: The Gathering in groundbreaking deal with Toho Co

Wizards of the Coast has struck a groundbreaking new collaboration with Toho Co that will see the King of Monsters, Godzilla, make its debut in Magic: The Gathering this year. Godzilla will be joined by the other iconic monsters from the franchise, marking a special feature of the upcoming premiere …

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CITV picks up Jetpack’s animated comedy Buck and Buddy in newest broadcasting slate

The independent kids and family distributor, Jetpack Distribution, has secured a string of new broadcast deals for its portfolio of children’s shows, including Daisy & Ollie, Emmy & Gooroo, Buck & Buddy, and Talking Tom and Friends. The Jetpack shows will be airing this year across a series of international …

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Toymaster May Show moved to September amid COVID-19 pandemic

Toymaster has confirmed the postponement of its May Show to a later date this year, a move made amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and Government lockdown measures. The show’s organisers have issued the official statement this morning, citing contractual issues that have now been overcome as the reason for the …

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HarperCollins to acquire Egmont Books UK for undisclosed sum

HarperCollins has detailed its intention to acquire Egmont Books UK for an undisclosed sum, alongside Egmont’s book businesses in Poland and Schneiderbuch Germany. The transaction is set to complete on 30th April but will not include Egmont’s magazine publishing. According to the Bookseller, on completion, Egmont Books UK will be …

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