E1 Entertainment has appointed Olivier Dumont as the new managing director of E1 Kids.
Dumont, who will report to E1 Television CEO, John Morayniss, will oversee and unite all the commercial and creative activities of E1 Kids’ combined operations including development, production, sales, licensing and merchandising.
“I’ve watched E1 closely over the past several years and have been impressed with its rapid growth in the kids arena and generally as a major international entertainment group,” said Dumont.
“I look forward to further integrating E1 Kids’ global operations as well as adding new hit series to its existing list of properties including such gems as Peppa Pig and Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom.”
Dumont was most recently managing director of TV Loonland, splitting his time between France and the UK, overseeing all creative and commercial activities including sourcing and development of Kids and family entertainment properties.
Along with supervising all E1 Kids’ UK, Canadian and US activities, Dumont will assist in fulfilling E1’s objective to continually add new children’s content and brands to its portfolio by continuing to oversee development and production at Frog Box, a company he founded which now has an exclusive distribution agreement with E1.