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Distributors GUIDE 2011/2012

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Contents A Note from the Editor . . .12 Interviews . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Distributors . . . . . . . . . . .25 Channels to Watch . . . . .105

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A Note from the Editor I recently had the most bittersweet experience. I finally convinced my grown-up son, who has been living on his own for two years, to clear out a lot of his “stuff ” from bookshelves and a closet at home— his teenage sister had been desperately clamoring for the space. Although now an adult, to my delight my son has maintained a healthy dose of silliness. To get into the mood—his idea of a good time is not going through endless amounts of books, school notebooks, folders and memorabilia of all sorts—he put on a favorite song from when he was a boy, FIRE!! from the anime series Digimon Frontier. “The FIRE in you, the strongest FIRE, when it explodes you can achieve the impossible,” he sang along, as we, a bit like archeologists, started digging backward in time, through the layers of his childhood. Pokémon video games, trading cards, board game, comic books, DVDs; Animorphs books; Power Rangers video cassettes and comics; Digimon DVDs, video cassettes and comics; Dexter’s Laboratory video cassettes. We found an audio cassette recorder and cassettes—remember those? We found a Walkman, a Game Boy and a Nintendo 64. How many memories each item stirred up in me—flashes of him as a schoolboy playing on his own or with friends. There were books and video cassettes of The Magic School Bus, and pushed further back on a shelf Care Bears and Winnie the Pooh. By now I had tears streaming down my cheeks as I was filled with longing for the times he and I would sit together, cuddling, reading a book or watching a video together. He decided he couldn’t part with some of the stash; it was just too valuable to him. This is the power of a great property and all of the companies in this TV Kids Distributors Guide are creating them. While they rightfully focus on business models, revenue streams and factors that can be easily be quantified in numbers, a powerful brand has something else, an intangible quality—the ability to create lasting magical memories. —Anna Carugati 12

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Stuart Snyder President & COO, Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media Group, Turner Broadcasting TV KIDS: How is Cartoon Network

performing around the world? SNYDER: Overall it’s a very healthy busi-

ness. We are a worldwide brand. We’re doing more things together on a global basis, from developing original content to acquisitions and global branding. We work very closely with all the Cartoon Networks. Even though each of them has their own success factors and performance criteria, we are working together more than ever with regards to global strategy, global launches and global brands. For the most part, everything we do, we’re doing with Cartoon Network internationally. We even look at projects from the Cartoon Network studio in the U.K. In fact, one show, The Amazing World of Gumball, has launched on a worldwide basis this year. We are collaborating to find global brands that work. TV KIDS: In what areas do you expect to see growth? SNYDER: First of all, global franchise building is a key objec-

tive for us. We have launched some amazing new shows: now it’s how do we take those brands to the next level, such as Adventure Time, Generator Rex and others. How do we continue to grow those brands not only in the U.S., but around the world? We also want to make sure we’re engaging with our audience on all platforms, not only the favorite platforms today but to be ahead of the curve so that we are anticipating whatever our audience is embracing. We have to be there with them. And finally, we’ve really hit our stride with our animated comedy. It continues to push the envelope a little bit. We need to create more content that frankly can’t be seen anywhere else. If you look at a show like Dude, What Would Happen—you should know immediately that’s a Cartoon Network show. Hole in the Wall—that’s a Cartoon Network show because it’s funny and it’s whimsical and it’s engaging. There is a bit of a wink there to it and that is a key element of our brand. 14

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Cyma Zarghami President Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids & Family Group TV KIDS: You’ve embarked on a num-

ber of creative partnerships recently. ZARGHAMI: We’ve done everything by

ourselves for so many years, and we’ve had great success doing a lot by ourselves. But we really did think that now the time is right to get into new genres, some new markets, and work with different people [from whom] we could learn some of the things that we don’t intuitively know ourselves, as creative people. And it is sometimes better to partner than it is to invent from the ground up. Our journey really began with DreamWorks Animation when Jeffrey Katzenberg came to us and said, What if we took some characters from his very popular movies and turned them into TV series? So we went into the development process [on the series The Penguins of Madagascar] and realized that, Oh, there are 18 months of marketing we don’t have to do to get a show ramped up because the characters are already well known and beloved by our audience. TV KIDS: Are you also finding projects that originated outside

the U.S.? ZARGHAMI:Yes, House of Anubis is one that [has come] this way.We

did it in Holland first, and it was a runaway success story. And then they re-created it for the German market and it was also a runaway success story.We thought we would go to Liverpool to make it with a Belgian company for the U.K. and for the U.S. and for any other market that wants to take it from there. TV KIDS: Nickelodeon is also reinventing some classic brands. ZARGHAMI: We’re doing the Power Rangers and we bought

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and we [re-created] that series from scratch. The exciting thing is that the first Nickelodeon audience is now parents of the [current] Nickelodeon audience. And there are a lot of things that will be nostalgic in the best possible way for those parents that we can re-create for their kids. And we can connect with families in ways we never expected to. 15

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Margaret Loesch President & CEO The Hub TV KIDS: How did you manage The Hub’s launch into a crowded market? LOESCH: It is a very crowded marketplace, and it is probably the toughest time ever to launch a new channel. However, our launch was facilitated and enhanced by the fact that we had some big marquee brands to bring to the table. So the process involved doing two things: evaluating the programming that we did have access to, and at the same time researching where there might be some white space, where there might be underserved audience opportunities. We did qualitative and quantitative research and we kept getting the same response, and that was that the nostalgic marqueevalue properties were resonating on two levels—with kids and with their parents. We were also hearing two things from parents. First, their opinion was that the 6- to 11-year-olds were still underserved. The other thing we heard, interestingly enough, was that they both wanted more programming they could watch together. TV KIDS: In your acquisitions, what kind of shows are you

looking for and what fits The Hub brand? LOESCH: First of all, what fits the brand is programming that’s

really attractive to kids 6 to 11. And that’s the hardest to find, to tell you the truth. There is a tremendous amount of preschool programming available from around the world, and we have some of it already on The Hub. But it is harder to find those programs that target the older child that would work for us. By that I mean programs that have that celebratory, upbeat attitude, or are iconic. The second type of programming we are looking for is programming that will serve the whole family, kids and their parents. We’ve made some key acquisitions that tap into the nostalgia of the parents but whose stories might be interesting to kids, too. 16

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Sebastian Debertin Head of Fiction, Acquisition & Co-Production KI.KA TV KIDS: What are the strengths of the

KI.KA brand? DEBERTIN: Last year was the most suc-

cessful year we’ve had since launching the channel in ’97. I’d say we have developed it into one of the most wellknown brands in the world. In Germany, every kid and every parent knows what KI.KA is. We also have these two wonderful parent companies, ARD and ZDF. We are strong with the younger kids and with the 6-to-9 demo. TV KIDS: Why do you think it’s important that public broadcasters continue to air kids’ programming? DEBERTIN: In 2010 we were that close to our competitor Super RTL. Super RTL is heavily reliant on the Disney library as they have a 50-percent partnership with them.We don’t have access to any of that and we also don’t have access to the Viacom output. What makes us [successful] is that we are creating brands that are as strong as the Disney or the MTV Networks stuff is.We have coproductions that [originated in] Europe that we take to the world and find [partners] or vice versa.We co-develop [properties] from North America or from Australia. With these partners we create new brands that are as strong as Disney’s. Our innovation makes us so strong; not only in terms of animation or live-action drama or comedy but also in terms of bringing the whole variety of television to kids. TV KIDS: What do you look for in co-production partners? DEBERTIN: We have built up long relationships with part-

ners from the U.S., from Canada, and these guys are strong in understanding the needs of a European broadcaster and are expecting our input. At the same time, we also make sure that we don’t overdo it in terms of our involvement. We have full co-producer’s rights and must make sure, for the sake of both sides, that it can work in German-speaking [markets] as well as internationally. 17

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Andrew Beecham Senior VP, Programming Sprout TV KIDS: How is the channel programmed throughout the day? BEECHAM: Sprout is constructed on the linear side around the day in the life of a preschooler. In the morning, when we have kids with boundless energy, we have the Wiggly Waffle block, which is hosted by the Wiggles. That’s all about exercise and nutrition and making them jump up and down and dance and sing. Then we move to The Sunny Side Up Show, which is the world’s only live preschool block. In the afternoon, we have a block of programming called The Sprout Sharing Show and that’s a bit like a junior YouTube. It’s where we encourage kids and parents to send us their videos of simple things that kids can do. That leads up into our prime-time block, which is The Good Night Show. That has really been set up as a tool to wind kids down. TV KIDS: What are your plans for original long-form content? BEECHAM: Noodle and Doodle is our first-ever original show

for Sprout and it focuses on preschool cookery and preschool crafts. To be able to put these two things together in one really nice package is a great thing and entertaining for kids to watch. But it’s also really useful and provides a great tool for parents. TV KIDS: Are there any gaps in the schedule you’re looking to fill? BEECHAM: Sprout is owned by four huge content companies,

so if you look at our schedule, around about 90 percent of the programming comes from our partners. For the last five years, we’ve really been focused on creating these neighborhoods that our program sits within. The trick for people who are looking to talk to us about placing content on Sprout is to look at our programming strategy, look at our blocks, and see where the gaps are. So, when you come talk to us, talk to us about your great show idea, but really have a feeling in the back of your mind where this might sit in the schedule. 18

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Lesli Rotenberg Senior VP, Children’s Media PBS TV KIDS: How is PBS Kids using transmedia to engage kids? ROTENBERG: At PBS, we develop media properties thinking about how they will work in every media environment. So at the same time we’re developing a property for television, the same developers are working on a website that’s an immersive experience—a whole world that you enter and interact with the characters and at the same time, we’re exploring other ways for children to interact with the content. For any new media that comes out on any new platform, we look at it and we say, is it age appropriate? Is it something that’s good for little kids? Because we really focus on kids from ages 2 to 8, we want to make sure it’s something they can easily use; something that’s developmentally appropriate for them.Then we ask, “Can it teach them?” and if it has a tremendous potential for learning, then we’re going to embrace it. TV KIDS: What role do apps play in your strategy? ROTENBERG: We’re really excited about apps and the idea that

even the youngest kids find it easy to manipulate a touch screen. There’s a double bonus: the idea that technology comes naturally to them, they’re not intimidated by it, they know how to use it, they know how to use it to solve problems and answer questions and they feel very comfortable with it, and then on top of that that we’re teaching really specific skills that they can apply to their lives.The portability of the technology is also really exciting. TV KIDS: Tell us about PBS Kids’ online success. ROTENBERG: Online has been a tremendous growth area for

PBS Kids over the past five years or more, and we’re finding that we’re breaking all kinds of records every month. We offer up a huge amount of video and we’re finding that kids spend a lot of time sampling video, sampling different properties and learning from them. We’re finding it’s a great way to deliver content to kids. 19

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Gary Knell President & CEO Sesame Workshop TV KIDS: How is the strategy for

Sesame Street international productions progressing? KNELL: [We have] a big new Chinese co-production, whose name translates as Big Bird Looks at the World, with the Shanghai Media Group. In Nigeria, which is the most-populated country in Africa, we’re doing our first big coproduction, Sesame Square. It will feature Kami, our HIV-positive Muppet, who we’re bringing up from South Africa, as well as a new Muppet, Zobi, who got named as part of a contest that was done through mobile phone voting. In Northern Ireland, [there is] another season of Sesame Tree on the CBeebies network. TV KIDS: Sesame Street has spun off other programming. KNELL: In the U.S. we have been working pretty hard over the

last couple of years to think of our show as a block. In other words, it’s a one-hour broadcast every day on PBS, and because kids today are not really accustomed to watching anything for one hour, we decided to think of the show as a block with interstitials and come up with compelling segments within that block that we could promote, such as Word of the Day or Elmo’s World or a Street story about nature. In that context, we introduced Abby’s Flying Fairy School, which is a CGI-animated product that runs about 12 minutes. [We’re] marketing Abby’s Flying Fairy School as a stand-alone segment for broadcasters. Super Grover 2.0 features Grover as he questions, observes, investigates and reports, and literally stumbles across the solution to problems all across the planet. We are also really focusing on our website and growing that. It’s pretty clear that television is not going away, [but content is] going everywhere. So we are trying to be on as many platforms as we possibly can, including a big portion of mobile video, the iPod, the iPad as well as content on the web.We’re not stopping at all on broadcast television. Our view is we’ve got to be in as many touch points as we can with kids. 20

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Orlando Corradi CEO Mondo TV S.p.A. TV KIDS: What has been driving Mondo TV’s revenue growth? CORRADI: There are two main reasons: appealing product and an ability to distribute it around the world and also perhaps because we have overturned our industry’s business model. With considerable humility, during the economic downturn, we decided to focus more on branded properties, however, we are continuing to give the same importance to our own creativity, developing ideas and projects internally and producing our own original ideas. But it should be noted that currently Mondo TV is giving priority to properties that were already well known in the toy and licensing worlds, and turning them into animated series. As we are co-producers with toy companies, our main partner Giochi Preziosi and our American partner MEG Toys, this allowed us to produce series that are more easily accepted into the TV market. TV KIDS: Are you diversifying your business beyond your major

co-productions? CORRADI: We continue to executive produce a number of

series. These are shows for which we do not own the rights, we are not co-producers, we don’t share risks and rewards, but we are simply animators. This is the second leg of our business. We have developed such a production expertise. At this moment we are simultaneously in production on 20 animated series. Some of these series are work for hire, we don’t own the rights to the product; we simply make a profit—say they give us ten, we spend seven and keep the difference. The third leg of our business is licensing. We have set up Mondo TV Consumer Products, whose main objective is to develop licensing not only for Mondo TV’s properties but also for third-party properties in Italy, the Iberian Peninsula and Greece. We have already opened agencies in Spain and in Greece and we don’t exclude the possibility of opening other agencies around Europe. 21

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Christophe di Sabatino Co-Executive Chairman Moonscoop TV KIDS: When you start working on a

property, do you think of the various platforms kids use from the very beginning? DI SABATINO: First, there is always a good story and, in the case of animation, good design.We know that kids today have a lot of screens—iPads, Nintendo DS and the 3DS next winter—and we try to imagine every different kind of partnership that we can build around a property. For example, when we do an action-adventure animated series like Hero:108 or like Code Lyoko, we think very quickly of MMOGs [massively multiplayer online games] because we know that we can get partners for it. When we want to produce for all screens it doesn’t mean that the show will be released on all screens, it means that the show can be adapted to multiple platforms. TV KIDS: Do you aim for a certain number of projects every year? DI SABATINO: First of all, our production is driven by the success

of our shows. Code Lyoko, Casper, Geronimo Stilton and Titeuf are very successful and we produce new seasons when broadcasters are happy with the shows and ask us to make a new season. In addition to the returning shows, between our studios in the U.S. and France, we try to produce one or two new series per year. It depends on the project, the artist and the market. TV KIDS: Do you have plans to launch more digital channels like Kabillion and Taffy Kids? DI SABATINO: Kabillion is available on Comcast in the U.S. and [on] Time Warner. In Europe, we have Taffy Kids, which is available on every telco operator in France and its distribution is growing in Europe and in Asia, too. In addition, we launched a new website for families in France, called Allofamille. It is a partnership with a French company called Allociné, which is the number one service for cinema schedules and for everything about movies. Allofamille [is] a very important project for Moonscoop because we are trying to move into family entertainment and services. 22

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Iginio Straffi Founder & CEO Rainbow S.r.l TV KIDS: How has Rainbow’s business grown recently? STRAFFI: We’ve made a very important deal with Nickelodeon U.S. We will be co-producing season five and season six of the Winx Club series with Nickelodeon and this is a clear indication that they want to invest in this property and in its launch in the U.S. This isn’t a case of us experimenting and saying, let’s try airing a few episodes, see what happens and then we’ll decide what to do. Instead, thanks to this deal, for the next three or four years Nickelodeon will continue to invest in this property. And Winx will air on Nickelodeon not only in America but also on many of its international channels, in the U.K., in Latin America and in other countries, so this is a very important deal for us. We believe this is a key moment for our company because the U.S. represents 50 percent of the worldwide licensing market and we have never gathered anything but crumbs from that market, which is so big. We foresee a lot of growth in the next few years. And besides Winx, it seems Nickelodeon is also interested in other Rainbow properties for their channels in the U.S. and internationally. TV KIDS: Tell us about the Rainbow MagicLand theme park

in Rome. STRAFFI: It’s a huge project, €320 million of investment. It has

35 attractions, some of which are very unique for Europe, such as the 5D Dark Ride of Huntik. It’s very new technology, which has never been imported before in Europe.We have a big space, of course, dedicated to Winx Club. We have reconstructed the whole Alfea castle, the school for fairies, with the Winx attraction inside, and also some rooms where you can see the school, the bedrooms, and all the other things of the Winx universe. Then we have the PopPixie village with several attractions for the little kids. 23

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Victoria Justice Actress Victorious TV KIDS: What started first: acting, singing or dancing? JUSTICE: When I was little I was always in dance classes and would do little dance recitals. I loved that kind of stuff. I started out modeling when I was eight years old in South Beach. I did a lot of modeling, I got pretty lucky—I got Guess and Ralph Lauren and Gap, I did some really cool stuff.While I was modeling I also did a bunch of commercials. When I was 11 I told my parents that I wanted to try doing TV and film. And my mom said, “I think all of that stuff happens in L.A.” So I said, “Let’s move to L.A.!” We did and I got a guest-starring role on a Disney show called The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. I also did a couple of independent films and short films, and a couple more things here and there and then went back home. I came back to L.A. the next summer and ended up getting a series-regular role on a Nickelodeon show called Zoey 101, which was created and executive produced by Dan Schneider, who also does my show now. That’s how the whole Nickelodeon journey started. TV KIDS: How long did it take to shoot an episode of Zoey 101, which didn’t have the music and dancing, compared to shooting an episode of Victorious, which does? JUSTICE: It took the same amount of time to get one episode of Zoey 101 done—it was five days a week—but on Zoey we filmed every single day from Monday until Friday.We never had rehearsal. We would just go in and film. I was a lot younger when I was on Zoey, so the hours that I worked were a lot shorter. And it’s also different because the music element of Victorious makes it even more of a hectic schedule.We rehearse two days a week and then film three days a week. We have runthroughs on the rehearsal days. And when I’m done with that, if we have music in an episode I’ll go and record throughout the day and sometimes I’m recording really late into the night. Then there is dance rehearsal. 24

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41 Entertainment ADDRESS: 500 W. Putnam Ave., Suite 400, Greenwich, CT 06830, U.S.A. TELEPHONE: (1-203) 542-7308 WEBSITE: MANAGING DIRECTOR: Allen Bohbot VP, SALES & MARKETING: Nancy Koff CONTACT: PROGRAMS: Blake: Double Identity: 26x22 min., 6- to 11-yearolds, 2D & 3D, action/comedy; Sally McKay: 26x26 min., 4to 9-year-olds; 2D, girls action.

“41 Entertainment is a corporation focused on animation development, production and distribution in all forms and venues on a worldwide basis. We create original and proprietary characters and intellectual property content for our ownership and control. We invest in the productions and own all rights. The company is managed by senior and seasoned individuals with years of experience in the global animation space having produced and distributed over 50 series for kids in the last 20 years with many successes.We are focused on the global marketplace and licenses to TV broadcasters, home-entertainment channels, traditional licensing and merchandising and all forms of new media. The company does not believe that market success is based on quantity of projects, but rather in the careful and proper exploitation of a few but high-quality and important intellectual property projects for global consumption such as Blake: Double Identity.” —Allen Bohbot, Managing Director



Blake: Double Identity: An animated TV series following the adventures of action-hero twins Justin and Tatiana (friends call her “T”) Blake, and their two friends who have been recruited by an international government organization. By hiring twin secret agents, the organization has a strike team the likes of which have never been seen before! Criminals have moved on as technology progresses. Old brute-force tactics no longer work—it’s time for the next generation of agents to step in. The twins—who think and act as one—are the perfect crime-fighting weapons. Armed with the latest gadgets, super intelligence and the skills to match, they combat the greatest threats the world has ever seen! Sally McKay: Sally McKay is leading two lives! On one hand, she is a typical teen going through typical teen anguish, and reporting her wry observations about life on her high school blog. Her other identity is Jenny Justice, a superhero sensation that everyone is seeking out in order to find justice and truth in their lives. Her exploits have gotten under the skin of a shadowy and powerful, multi-billion-dollar corporate conglomerate called MegaCorp, whose tentacles reach out into almost every walk of life. As can be expected, the CEO of MegaCorp, Martin Manning, doesn’t appreciate Jenny Justice’s nosiness. Manning isn’t so much evil as he is power mad and he’s not going to let some superhero spoil the game.



4Kids Entertainment ADDRESS: 53 W. 23 St., New York, NY 10010, U.S.A. TELEPHONE: (1-212) 590-2200 EXECUTIVE VP, INTERNATIONAL: Brian Lacey PROGRAMS: Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal: 52x22 min., 6- to 11-year-olds,

animated, fantasy/adventure; Tai Chi Chasers: 26x22 min., 6- to 11-year-olds, animated, fantasy/adventure; Rocket Monkeys: 26x22 min. or 52x11 min., 6- to 11-year-olds, animated, comedy; Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds: 124x22 min., 6- to 11-year-olds, animated, fantasy/adventure; Dinosaur King: 79x22 min., 6- to 11-year-olds, animated, fantasy/adventure; Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: 155x22 min., 6- to 11-year-olds, animated, fantasy/adventure; Yu-Gi-Oh!: 236x22 min., 6- to 11-year-olds, animated, fantasy/ adventure; Viva Piñata: 52x22 min. or 104x11 min., 6- to 11-year-olds, animated, comedy; Cubix: 26x22 min., 6- to 11-year-olds, animated, fantasy/adventure. “Beyond the introduction of a new season of Yu-Gi-Oh! (Zexal) and the completion of the Tai Chi Chasers series for global broadcast distribution, 4Kids will be focused on both acquisition of content for broadcast in the U.S. (CW4Kids) and international distribution as well as co-production opportunities with strategic broadcast and production partners.” —Brian Lacey, Executive VP, International


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9 Story Entertainment ADDRESS: 23 Fraser Ave., Toronto, ON M6K 1Y7, Canada TELEPHONE: (1-416) 530-9900 WEBSITE: CEO & PRESIDENT: Vince Commisso EXECUTIVE VP, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: Natalie Osborne CONTACT: PROGRAMS: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: 40x22 min. or

80x11 min., preschool, 2D digital; Almost Naked Animals: 40x22 min. or 80x11 min., 6- to 11-year-olds, 2D digital, comedy; Wild Kratts: 66x22 min., 4- to 9-year-olds, 2D digital, comedy; Numb Chucks: 52x11 min., 6- to 11-year-olds, 2D digital, comedy; The Super Dupers!: 52x11 min., 6- to 11year-olds, 2D digital, comedy. “9 Story Entertainment is one of the industry’s leading producers and distributors of awardwinning content for young audiences around the world. Based in Toronto, we have an extensive animation studio with 150 creative and production staff. We’ve produced over 500 half hours of quality children’s and family programming which is seen on some of the most respected children’s channels around the world, across multiple platforms. Our distribution arm, 9 Story Enterprises, offers a rapidly growing catalogue, which includes several beloved brands such as Wibbly Pig, Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars and Wild Kratts, in addition to innovative new series such as Almost Naked Animals and Survive This. Our much-anticipated new shows include the delightful preschool series Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Numb Chucks and The Super Dupers! for 6- to 11-year-olds. Our busy development slate includes live-action movies, a reality series and a scripted series for tweens.” —Natalie Osborne, Executive VP, Business Development


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Al Jazeera Children’s Channel ADDRESS: Education City, Doha, Qatar TELEPHONE: (974) 4482-4501 WEBSITE: DIRECTOR, CHANNELS’ PROGRAMMING: Malika Alouane SENIOR MANAGER, ACQUISITIONS & DISTRIBUTION:

Mazen Rifka CONTACT: PROGRAMS: Saladin: 26x26 min., 12- to 15-year-olds, 3D; Nan & Lili: 300x3 min., 2- to 4-year-olds, 2D fillers; Everything’s Rosie: 78x11 min., 3- to 6-year-olds, animated; Power Struggle: 100x28 min., 13- to 15-year-olds, reality; The Buzzer: 115x28 min., 9- to 11-year-olds, game show; PhyziaKawn (Discover Science): 26x20 min., 9- to 15-year-olds, factual/science; Tariq Annajah (Dream Job): 103x22 min., 9- to 15-year-olds, magazine; Sihha wa Salama (Know Your Body Best): 41x22 min., 9- to 15-year-olds, magazine/health; Oasis of Sciences: 118x22 min., 9- to 15-year-olds, magazine/science; Duniamedia: 116x22 min., 9- to 15-year-olds, magazine/technology.

“The viewer is at the heart of everything we do. Since the launch, Al Jazeera Children’s Channel strives to deliver quality content and educational programming of importance to our very broad target audience. We are now seeing an evolution in how children’s television is perceived and what mission should be undertaken in stimulating creativity and cultural diversity.” —Malika Alouane, Director, Channels’ Programming


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American Greetings Properties ADDRESS: One American Rd., Cleveland, OH 44144, U.S.A. TELEPHONE: (1-212) 386-7331 WEBSITE: PRESIDENT: Jeffrey Conrad VP, PROGRAM SALES: Gia DeLaney CONTACT: PROGRAMS: Care Bears New CGI Series: 26x22 min., 3- to 7-

year-old girls, CGI; Strawberry Shortcake—Berry Bitty Adventures: Season 1, 26x22 min./Season 2, 13x22 min., 3- to 7-year-olds girls, CGI; The WotWots: 78x11 min. or 39x22 min., 2- to 5-year-olds, CGI & live action; Care Bears CGI Specials: 4x72 min. or 12x22 min., 3- to 7-year-olds, CGI.

“American Greetings Properties (AGP) is a creator and producer of popular children’s entertainment and the outbound licensing division of American Greetings Corporation. Nearly 40 years ago, when American Greetings Properties introduced Holly Hobbie, a licensing sensation ensued that revolutionized the licensing and consumer-products industry. AGP then went on to create some of the most beloved evergreen brands in history. Since the successful relaunches of the Strawberry Shortcake and Care Bears franchises, which are televised in over 100 countries around the world, the brands have garnered over $6 billion in retail sales worldwide since 2002. AGP’s portfolio includes Strawberry Shortcake, Twisted Whiskers, Maryoku Yummy and TinPo—all airing on The Hub—as well as other classic properties such as the Care Bears, Madballs and Holly Hobbie. Children can experience AGP online at” —Corporate Communications


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Animation from Spain ADDRESS: Instituto Español de Comercio Exterior (ICEX),

Paseo de la Castellana, 14-16, 28046 Madrid, Spain TELEPHONE: (34-91) 349-1986 WEBSITE: HEAD, CONTENT INDUSTRIES DEPARTMENT:

Isabel Espuelas Peñalva CONTACT: PROGRAMS: All animation programs and companies from Spain are represented under the brand Animation from Spain. “Animation from Spain is the umbrella brand of the Spanish companies of the film and television sector outside of Spain. The brand is patronized by the Spanish Institute for Foreign Commerce, Instituto Español de Comercio Exterior (ICEX), and the Spanish Federation of Audiovisual Producers, Federación de Asociaciones de Productores Audiovisuales (FAPAE), as well as other regional and national institutions. All international business, trade and promotion of Spanish companies is supported and promoted by Audiovisual from Spain, and in the special case of the cartoon industry, companies are supported under the Animation from Spain brand. The Spanish industry has one of the best portfolios of the international animation TV market. The variety making up the Spanish catalogue is extensive and goes from classic animation to the latest technology in 3D as well as products for transmedia exploitation.” —Isabel Espuelas Peñalva, Head, Content Industries Department


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Atlantyca Entertainment ADDRESS: 20123 Milano, Via Leopardi, 8, Italy TELEPHONE: (39-02) 430-0101 WEBSITE: CHAIRMAN: Pietro Marietti CEO: Claudia Mazzucco SENIOR MANAGER & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Caterina Vacchi SALES MANAGER: Luana Perrero PRODUCTION MANAGER & SUPERVISING PRODUCER:

Niccolò Sacchi CONTACT: PROGRAMS: Geronimo Stilton: 52x23 min., 6-year-olds+, 2D; Dive Olly Dive: 104x11 min., preschool, 3D/CGI; Monkey King: 52x23 min., 6-year-olds+.

“A transmedia entertainment company with production and distribution, licensing, publishing and foreign-rights sales divisions, Atlantyca has produced, along with French partner Moonscoop, the second season of Geronimo Stilton, the animated series that follows the adventures of the most famous mouse journalist that has been sold in more than 100 countries around the world! Atlantyca is a co-production partner and distributor (Italy only) for Dive Olly Dive (season two), which is currently and successfully broadcasting on Boomerang and Boing channels in Italy. The company’s licensing division manages the international initiatives for all the Geronimo Stilton brands and all of its character spin-offs, and is the Italian licensing agent for Moonscoop’s Code Lyoko and Dive Olly Dive, and FitzRoy Media’s Funny Face. Atlantyca’s foreign-rights sales department is responsible for translation rights sales of Geronimo Stilton books amongst others. In April 2011, Atlantyca expanded its publishing and IP operations with the acquisition of children’s book producer Dreamfarm and in May 2011 Atlantyca-LAB was launched, with the aim of focusing on 360-degree research and development in the world of video games, apps, content for and from the web. Atlantyca’s core strategy is to develop, in addition to acquiring third party, new content specifically for books, television and licensed merchandise, partnering with companies around the world for distribution on each of those platforms.” —Luana Perrero, Sales Manager 38

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Australian Children’s Television Foundation ADDRESS: Level 3, 145 Smith St., Fitzroy, Victoria

3065, Australia TELEPHONE: (61-3) 9419-8800 WEBSITE: CEO: Jenny Buckland INTERNATIONAL SALES EXECUTIVE: Roberta Di Vito INTERNATIONAL SALES EXECUTIVE: Tim Hegarty CONTACT: PROGRAMS: My Place: Season 1, 13x24 min./Season 2,

13x24 min., tweens/family, live action, drama; Giggles: 96x5 min., preschool, live action, sketch comedy; Dukes of Broxstonia: Season 1, 10x45 sec./Season 2, 10x3 min., tweens, 2D, comedy; Lockie Leonard: Season 1, 26x24 min./Season 2, 26x24 min., tweens, live action, comedy; Flea Bitten: 52x12 min., 5- to 9-year-olds, 2D, comedy; Horace in Slow Motion: 30x45 sec., tweens, 3D, comedy; My Strange Pet: 10x45 sec., 5- to 8-year-olds, live action, comedy; Mortified: 26x24 min., tweens, live action, comedy.

“The Australian Children’s Television Foundation is committed to providing Australian children with entertaining media made especially for them. We produce and distribute children’s television programs, working with major international broadcasters and production companies. We also distribute children’s programming created by other Australian producers. Our catalogue covers over 400 hours of Australia’s best children’s programming, presented in a range of formats and genres, including live action, animated series, shorts, early childhood, telemovies and documentaries. Our programs have screened in over 100 countries and have won over 95 local and international awards. Television series include hits such as Mortified, Lockie Leonard and Round the Twist.” —Jenny Buckland, CEO


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BBC Worldwide ADDRESS: Media Centre, 201 Wood Lane, London, W12




Matt Forde CONTACT: Lascelles Morgan, PROGRAMS: Me & My Monsters: 26x25 min., live action, comedy; Sadie J: 26x30 min., tweens, live action, comedy; Leonardo: 13x28 min., tweens & teens, live action, comedy; Deadly 60: 52x30 min., tweens, documentary, natural history; ZingZillas: Season 1, 52x22 min./Season 2, 52x11 min., preschool, live action, arts/music/culture; Baby Jake: 26x11 min., preschool, 2D; Jollywobbles: 13x9 min., preschool, live action, comedy; Mr. Bloom’s Nursery: 52x20 min., preschool, live action, discovery; Klumpies: 26x7 min., 3- to 7-year-olds, 2D. “We have a fantastic range of children’s programming on offer at MIPCOM. BBC Worldwide’s children’s catalogue includes shows that appeal to boys and girls of all ages. Our programs are both educational and entertaining with strong international appeal. Deadly 60, for example, is the perfect show for older children who want to learn more about the world’s deadliest animals through adrenalin-fuelled footage starring Steve Backshall. Baby Jake, on the other hand, uses 2D animation and live footage to enchant young viewers with magical storytelling.We also have the musical offerings of the ZingZillas, the animatronic band travels the world learning about different musical instruments and sounds. Sadie J offers broadcasters an insightful and sensitive drama for older children. The show explores the ups and downs of a young girl growing up.” —Steve Macallister, Managing Director, Sales & Distribution


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Beyond Distribution ADDRESS: 109 Reserve Rd., Artarmon, NSW, Australia 2064 TELEPHONE: (61-2) 9437-2000 WEBSITE: GENERAL MANAGER: Fiona Crago HEAD, SALES: Munia Kanna-Konsek HEAD, CO-PRODUCTIONS & ACQUISITIONS: Yvonne Body CONTACT: PROGRAMS: Buzzy Bee & Friends: 26x7 min., 2- to 6-year-olds,

3D & live action; Iconicles: 26x30 min., 3- to 6-year-olds, 2D/3D/live action; Toybox: 160x30 min., 2- to 5-year-olds, live action; Get Squiggling!: 50x15 min., 2- to 5-year-olds, 2D & live action; Rush TV: 52x30 min., teens, live action; Wild Animal Baby Explorers: 80x15 min., 2- to 5-year-olds, 3D & live action; Kid Detectives: 52x15 min. or 26x30 min., 6- to 12-year-olds, live action; Numberjacks: 65x15 min./ 1x45 min./1x15 min., 4- to 5-year-olds, 3D & live action; Milly, Molly: 52x15 min. or 26x30 min., 4- to 8-year-olds, 2D; Lab Rats Challenge: 65x30 min., tweens, live action. “Beyond Distribution continues to be recognized as a worldwide leading independent distributor. With offices around the world, we are able to keep our finger on the pulse across all territories by building and maintaining relationships with producers, broadcasters and industry representatives. In addition to attending the major markets, our sales team focus heavily on territory sales trips. Beyond Distribution’s name is synonymous with programs of mass appeal and our current international sales catalogue boasts over 5,000 hours of top quality and multi-award-winning programming, with an impressive collection of children’s programming.We have over 25 years of experience in distributing to the international marketplace and our highly experienced and knowledgeable team is crucial towards the company’s longevity and reputation. At MIPCOM we are excited to be launching Buzzy Bee & Friends as well as returning series of Wild Animal Baby Explorers and Toybox. Other recent international success stories include Iconicles, Tati’s Hotel, Dick ‘n Dom Go Wild!, Get Squiggling!, Numberjacks, Backyard Science, Kid Detectives and Milly, Molly.” —Fiona Crago, General Manager 44

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Breakthrough Entertainment ADDRESS: 122 Sherbourne St., Toronto, ON M5A 2R4, Canada TELEPHONE: (1-416) 366-6588, x112 WEBSITE: VP, DISTRIBUTION: Nat Abraham CONTACT: PROGRAMS: Backsteat Buddies: 26x30 min. or 52x11 min.,

animated; Dino Dan: 26x30 min. or 52x11 min., live action & CGI; The Droogles: 13x30 min. or 26x11 min., animated; My Big Big Friend: 26x30 min., animated; The Mooh Brothers: 26x11 min., animated; Robot Zoo: 13x30 min. or 26x11 min., animated; Think Big: 39x30 min.; King of the Camp: 1x90 min., drama; Captain Flamingo: 54x30 min., animated; I Love Mummy: 26x30 min. “Breakthrough Entertainment is a major producer and distributor of popular drama, factual and lifestyle programming, as well as children’s live-action and animated series. Over the past 25 years producers Ira Levy and Peter Williamson have built a creative partnership and established themselves as one of Canada’s most prolific providers of television programming by collaborating with key broadcasters from all over the world. The distribution arm of Breakthrough Entertainment covers a wide range of genres, from the award-winning comedy Less Than Kind (HBO); to the action-packed CGI-animated factual series Greatest Tank Battles (HISTORY); to the clever and hilarious animation Crash Canyon (MTV) and popular third-party productions.” —Nat Abraham, VP, Distribution


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Edward Galton CONTACT: PROGRAMS: Let’s Go Pocoyo: 52x7 min., 3- to 6-year-olds, animated; Plankton Invasion: 78x7 min., 6- to 11-year-olds, animated; Total Drama: Revenge of the Island: 13x22 min., 8- to 12-year-olds, animated; Tom & the Slice of Bread with Strawberry Jam & Honey: 52x5 min., 3- to 8-year-olds, animated; The Sparticle Mystery: 13x30 min., 6- to 11-year-olds, drama; Poppy Cat: 52x11 min., 3- to 5-year-olds, animated; Oscar’s Oasis: 78x7 min., 6- to 11-year-olds, animated; Angelo Rules: 78x7 min. & 30x1 min., 4- to 7-year-olds, animated; Dead Gorgeous: 13x24 min., 8- to 12-year-olds, drama; Eliot Kid: 104x13 min., 6- to 9-year-olds, animated. “CAKE is one of the world’s leading kids’ and family entertainment specialists. Since 2002, the London-based company has worked with animation and live-action producers from around the world to develop, create, commercially position and manage their IP propositions for international market. We handle everything from traditional television rights to digital, online and ancillary commercial rights. CAKE also prides itself on being a well-established meeting place for a growing family of globally recognized producers. CAKE offers a diverse range of animated and live-action programming, from global hit Let’s Go Pocoyo and eco-comedy Plankton Invasion to the fourth installment of reality-TV parody Total Drama. Other titles include the beautifully rendered Oscar’s Oasis and sci-fi adventure The Sparticle Mystery, delightful preschool series Poppy Cat, ghostly drama Dead Gorgeous, the smart and savvy Angelo Rules and the unmistakable Tom & the Slice of Bread with Strawberry Jam & Honey.” —Edward Galton, Chief Commercial Officer & Managing Director


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CCI Entertainment ADDRESS: 18 Dupont St., Toronto, ON M4Y 1K6, Canada TELEPHONE: (1-416) 583-2916 WEBSITE: PRESIDENT & CO-CHAIRMAN: Arnie Zipursky CO-CHAIRMAN: Charles Falzon CONTACT: PROGRAMS: Guess How Much I Love You: 52x11 min., preschool,

animated; Joe & Jack: 39x7 min., preschool, animated; Mandie and the Forgotten Christmas: 1x90 min., 8- to 12-year-old girls, live action, family movie; Finding Stuff Out: 26x25 min., 6- to 11-year-olds, live action; Artzooka!: 26x24 min., 6- to 9-year-olds, live action; GeoFreakZ: 26x25 min., 7- to 12year-olds, animated. “CCI’s library includes such shows as Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs, Divine Design, Artzooka!, the award-winning Iron Road, and classics such as Sharon, Lois & Bram’s Elephant Show and Shining Time Station. CCI Entertainment continues to be an industry leader by developing and distributing content that entertains, engages and fuels imaginations. CCI Entertainment is one of Canada’s leading independent production, distribution and licensing companies with a successful track record spanning 25 years. CCI has been particularly recognized in the area of family television, lifestyle programming, documentaries and movies having been responsible for thousands of hours of award-winning entertainment for the world market.” —Corporate Communications


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Content Television ADDRESS: 19 Heddon St., London W1B 4BG, U.K. TELEPHONE: (44-207) 851-6500 WEBSITE: PRESIDENT, CONTENT TELEVISION & CONTENT DIGITAL:

Greg Phillips HEAD, KIDS/TWEEN PROGRAMMING: Matt Cooperstein CONTACTS: Jennifer Brinkworth, Jennifer.brinkworth@con-; Sarah Guthrie, PROGRAMS: Young Dracula: Season 3, 13x30 min., live action; Family Biz: 26x30 min., comedy; Even Stevens: 65x30 min., live action; Half Moon Investigations: 13x30 min., live action; 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd: 40x30 min., live action; Robotech: 85x30 min., sci-fi/anime. “Content Television is a division of one of the largest and fastest-growing entertainment companies Content Media Corporation. With whollyowned offices in London, Los Angeles, New York and Toronto, we have assumed a leading position in the international television distribution field, with more than 3,400 hours of high-quality, commercially appealing programming. Our kids’ portfolio continues to go from strength to strength, featuring programming that holds wide appeal for tween, teen and family audiences. Titles include live-action series such as the brand-new season of the BAFTA-nominated children’s comedy drama Young Dracula and comedy Even Stevens, starring Shia LaBeouf, alongside the critically acclaimed science-fiction anime epic Robotech and a catalogue of short-form animation ideal for digital distribution.Working with leading international producers and broadcasters, we are actively seeking opportunities to expand our kids’ portfolio through the acquisition and development of programming for the international marketplace.” —Matt Cooperstein, Head, Kids/Tween Programming


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Cyber Group Studios ADDRESS: 7 rue Letellier, 75015 Paris, France TELEPHONE: (33-1) 4058-1443 WEBSITE: CHAIRMAN & CEO: Pierre Sissmann HEAD, INTERNATIONAL SALES & ACQUISITIONS: Carole Brin CONTACT: PROGRAMS: Zou: 52x11 min., 3- to 6-year-olds, CGI; Patch

Pillows: 78x7 min., 3- to 6-year-olds, CGI; Nutri Ventures: 26x22 min., 6- to 10-year-olds, 2D; Nina Patalo: 39x7 min., 6- to 10-year-olds & family, 2D; Tales of Tatonka: 52x13 min., 4- to 8-year-olds, CGI & live action; Fish ‘n Chips: 52x13 min., 6- to 10-year-olds & family, CGI; Cloud Bread: 78x7 min., 3- to 6-year-olds, 2D & 3D stereoscopic; Manon: 52x7 min., 3- to 6-year-olds, CGI; Grenadine & Peppermint: 78x7 min., 6- to 10-year-olds, 2D; Ozie Boo Save the Planet: 78x5 min., 3- to 6-year-olds, CGI & live action. “Cyber Group Studios is a multi-awarded independent producer and distributor specialized in top-quality kids’ programming with strong international appeal. The company was created in 2005 by a team of top executives with more than 30 years of experience with industry leaders such as The Walt Disney Company, Sony, BBC and Virgin. Cyber Group Studios has become one of the leaders in youth programming. The company has built a catalogue of series representing 368 half-hours of HD programming, targeted at children aged 2 to 14, tweens and family. In 2010, with 27 hours of new productions, Cyber Group Studios was ranked number one of the list of 27 most active French producers made by the CNC. Cyber Group Studios’ mission is to bring to children and families around the world the best quality entertainment experience, thanks to the company’s pool of international top creative talent, its breakthrough technology enabling to bring theatrical animation quality to TV, new digital platforms and its distribution organization giving access to top broadcasters worldwide. Cyber Group Studios seeks partnership opportunities (coproductions, distribution) with other producers around the world sharing its values.” —Carole Brin, Head, International Sales & Acquisitions 54

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Entertainment One Family ADDRESS: 120 New Cavendish St., London W1W 6XX, U.K. TELEPHONE: (44-207) 907-3773 WEBSITE: MANAGING DIRECTOR: Olivier Dumont HEAD, INTERNATIONAL SALES: Joss Duffield INTERNATIONAL SALES EXECUTIVE: Lisa Harmer SALES & MARKETING COORDINATOR: Andrew Timms PROGRAMS: Peppa Pig: 208x5 min. & 1x10 min. Christmas

special, 2- to 6-year-olds, 2D; Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom: 104x11 min., 3- to 7-year-olds, 2D; Humf: 78x7 min., 2- to 6-year-olds, 2D; Rob the Robot: 52x11 min., 2- to 6-year-olds, CGI; Tractor Tom: 52x5 min., 3- to 6-year-olds, CGI; Raymond: 78x7 min., 6- to 9-year-olds, Flash; Pat & Stan: 140x15 sec./210x30 sec./1x26 min./39x7 min., 6- to 9-year-olds, CGI; Lost and Found: 1x30 min., family, 3D; The Secret World of Benjamin Bear: 104x11 min., 2- to 6-year-olds, 2D; Majority Rules: 26x30 min., tween, live action, comedy.

“Entertainment One Family works with the industry’s best creative talent to make highquality family and children’s programming.With offices in Los Angeles, London and Toronto, Entertainment One Family is supported by the far-reaching Entertainment One network of companies. Together we provide a full-service operation for our properties, including international television distribution, home entertainment, music publishing and licensing and merchandising. Home to some of the most successful preschool programs and a slate of comedy and cutting-edge tween shows, our mandate is to make enduring and entertaining content that will be loved by kids of all ages. We are currently looking for animated and live-action ideas for all age groups.” —Olivier Dumont, Managing Director


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FremantleMedia Enterprises ADDRESS: 1 Stephen St., London W1T 1AL, U.K. TELEPHONE: (44-207) 691-6000 WEBSITE: PRESIDENT, KIDS & FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT: Sander Schwartz VP, DISTRIBUTION, KIDS & FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT:

Andrew Berman CONTACT: PROGRAMS: Tree Fu Tom: 26x30 min., 4- to 6-year-olds, 3D & CGI, fantasy/action/adventure; My Babysitter’s a Vampire: 26x30 min. & 1x90 min., tweens/teens, live action, horror/comedy; The Aquabats Super Show!: 13x30 min., 6- to 13-year-olds, live action & animated, comedy/musical/ adventure; Monsuno: 52x30 min., 6- to 11-year-old boys, 2D, action/adventure; Really Me: 26x30 min., teens & family, live action, comedy/drama. “As we come to the end of our second year of entering the kids’ and family entertainment sector at FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME), we plan to continue our mission to become the world’s leading independent provider of quality kids’ and family content across all key genres. At MIP Junior and MIPCOM, we will be showcasing a strong slate of high-quality and innovative content spanning animated media to live-action fare.” —Sander Schwartz, President, Kids & Family Entertainment


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Fun World Media ADDRESS: 11851 Laurelwood Dr., #106, Studio City, CA

91604, U.S.A. TELEPHONE: (1-818) 508-7116 WEBSITE: CEO: Joseph Merhi PRESIDENT, SALES: Andrew Schreiber PROGRAMS: The Jadagrace Show: 26x30 min., kids/tweens, live

action, comedy; Time Chasers: 13x1 hr., family, live action, adventure; My Dad’s a Superhero: 26x30 min., kids/tweens, live action, comedy/action; Game of Life: 1x90 min., family, live action, drama. “We at Fun World Media are proud and excited to be introducing our company at MIPCOM with fresh, original family programming that is unlike anything else on the market. As our name implies, we want our young viewers to have as much fun watching our programs as we have creating it. We feel particularly fortunate to have a powerhouse talent like Jadagrace anchoring our first series, The Jadagrace Show. Jadagrace has already made a splash on the Internet with her music videos, and will soon be launching her recording career, managed by Kerry Gordy of the legendary music-producing family. With Time Chasers and My Dad’s a Superhero, we’ll be bridging generations with fast-paced action and adventure that the whole family can enjoy. Our CEO, Joseph Merhi, has established a superb reputation throughout the industry for providing quality programming with integrity. That tradition will now continue with Fun World Media.” —Andrew Schreiber, President, Sales



The Jadagrace Show: Multi-talented, 11-year-old Jadagrace uploads a homemade music video of herself onto the Internet that quickly goes viral. Her amazing talent comes to the attention of music producer Danny P., who brings Jadagrace and her best friend Ashley to Hollywood and promises to make her a star. Danny P. comes through, getting Jadagrace her own TV variety show. She’s on her way to the big time! Each week is a hilarious “show within a show” situation comedy, jam packed with music, comedy and magic, as Jadagrace, her cast mates and entourage deal with the everyday craziness of a showbiz life for a kid. Time Chasers: Amazing action, time travel, extraterrestrials and dinosaurs are packed into a one-hour family adventure series. Professor Harold and Penny Chase are prominent archeologists who are hired by a government agency to perform a top-secret dig in the desert region of Area 51.The Chase’s children, Conner, Gabby and Albert, are working alongside their parents when they unearth a strange device that turns out to be an alien time machine. The kids accidentally activate the device, transporting them, a co-worker and their wacky Uncle Bob back in time. Every 24 hours, the device zaps them into another time period. Professor Chase and his wife literally race the clock chasing their children through time trying to bring them back to present day. My Dad’s a Superhero: A wild, exciting family action/comedy series about two mild-mannered dads, Ralph and Lou, who moonlight as vigilante superhero. With no powers other than martial art skills, non-lethal weapons and courage, “The Super 2” sneak away from their families each night to battle crime and protect the city’s innocent. Each week, The Super 2, with the help of their children, who have discovered their dads’ secret and gotten in on the action, fight evil and colorful criminals as the Super 5. The children also use their crime-fighting skills at school dealing with social issues and school bullies. The Super 5 are here to save the world—right after they take out the trash and do their homework!



Gaiam ADDRESS: 350 Madison Ave., Suite 1700, New York,

NY 10017, U.S.A. TELEPHONE: (1-212) 951-2320 WEBSITE: PRESIDENT: William Sondheim DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL SALES: Myriam Diaz CONTACT: PROGRAMS: Tappy Toes: 1x41 min., animated; Puss in Boots:

1x41 min., animated; Chop Kick Panda: 1x41 min., animated; Animated Catalogue: 45 min. each. “Gaiam continues to transform itself into one of the world’s most dynamic distribution companies. Already the market leader in top-quality fitness programming, Gaiam enjoys broad penetration in both the lifestyle category and family-friendly film and television. We are uniquely positioned to enjoy continued success through new, exciting opportunities in the fast-growing digital space and our strong position in traditional media distribution businesses. The organization is aggressively expanding our library through both in-house production and content acquisition. We continue to offer our international buyers top-quality programs and are very excited to announce the completion of three brand-new animated titles for MIPCOM.” —William Sondheim, President


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Green Gold Animation ADDRESS: 1-8-342, Indian Airlines Colony Extension,

Patigadda, Begumpet, Hyderabad – 500 016, India TELEPHONE: (91-40) 4437-3636 WEBSITE: FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR: Rajiv Chilaka HEAD, INTERNATIONAL SALES: Govinda Talluri CONTACT: PROGRAMS: Chhota Bheem: 121x22 min., 4- to 11-year-olds,

2D, comedy/adventure; Krishna Balram: 52x22 min., 6- to 12-year-olds, 2D, adventure/fantasy; Chorr Police: 15x22 min., 6- to 12-year-olds, 2D, comedy; Luv Kushh: 15x22 min., 4- to 11-year-olds, 2D, adventure/fantasy/comedy.

“Green Gold has won the hearts of Indian kids with its popular shows such as Chhota Bheem, Krishna Balram and Chorr Police. With 200-plus episodes of animation content, Green Gold is today India’s number one animation content provider to local kids’ TV stations like Cartoon Network, POGO and Hungama (Disney). Chhota Bheem has become a phenomenon in India and it is the leading kids’ favorite character competing with the best of the world. It is also a proven licensing-andmerchandising brand with more than 200 products released to date. Over the past few years, Green Gold has established its own licensing-and-merchandising company with a distribution network across India. In the near future we are looking to maintain our lead as a popular animated-content producer and as a pioneer in exploring new revenue streams apart from traditional sources such as L&M activity and digital media. Furthermore, we would like to reach a global audience with our content.” —Rajiv Chilaka, Founder & Managing Director


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The Jim Henson Company ADDRESS: 1416 North La Brea Ave., Hollywood, CA 90069, U.S.A. TELEPHONE: (1-323) 802-1500 WEBSITE: PRESIDENT & COO: Peter Schube EXECUTIVE VP, GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION: Richard Goldsmith CONTACT: PROGRAMS: Pajanimals: 52x11 min., preschool, puppetry; Dinosaur Train: Season 1, 80x11 min. or 40x22 min./Season 2, 52x11 min. or 26x22 min., preschool, CGI; Sid the Science Kid: Season 1, 40x30 min./Season 2, 26x30 min., CGI; Fraggle Rock: 96x30 min., 4- to 8-year-olds, puppetry; Dark Crystal: 1x102 min., live action, fantasy; Labyrinth: 1x102 min., live action, fantasy; Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss: 40x30 min., preschool, puppetry; The Hoobs: 250x30 min., preschool, puppetry; Construction Site: 26x30 min., preschool, puppetry; Mother Goose Stories: 39x8 min., preschool, puppetry.

“The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 50 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. At this year’s MIPCOM, the company will be licensing television, digital and DVD rights to new episodes of the established hits Sid the Science Kid and Dinosaur Train. In addition, the company will be focusing on the distribution of the new series Pajanimals, a co-production with Sprout in the U.S., and Northern Ireland’s Sixteen South Television. All new episodes of the series will be previewed for the first time at MIPCOM. The innovative series featuring four cuddly musical puppets, who venture out on amazing imaginary journeys of discovery will delight and entertain children around the world. The Pajanimals, who model the skills preschoolers need to take them through their day successfully, were designed and built by the world-famous Oscar and Emmy Award-winning Jim Henson’s Creature Shop from original concepts by Los Angeles-based toy and clothing designer, artist Jeff Muncy (Pet Alien).” —Richard Goldsmith, Executive VP, Global Distribution 66

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Mediatoon Distribution ADDRESS: 15/27 rue Moussorgski, 75018 Paris, France TELEPHONE: (33-1) 5326-3100 WEBSITE: DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER: Jérôme Alby INTERNATIONAL SALES MANAGER: Jessica Delahaie CONTACT: PROGRAMS: Chicken Town: 39x8 min., CGI, comedy; Quiz

Time: 52x4 min., CGI, edutainment; The Garfield Show: 104x11 min., CGI, comedy; The Adventures of Tintin: 39x26 min., family, 2D, adventure; Contrapatus: 78x8 min, CGI, comedy; Magic Roundabout: 104x11 min., preschool, CGI, comedy; Cedric: 156x13 min., 2D, comedy; Taratabong: 52x6 min., preschool, CGI, edutainment; Asterix: 3x70 min., family, 2D, comedy; Yakari: 78x13 min., 2D, adventure. “Mediatoon Distribution is tasked with selling high-quality animated series worldwide, exploitable on all media:TV, DVD,VOD, mobile, IPTV. Its library is rich [with] 1,500 hours of youth programming, with popular series such as Garfield, Tintin, Lucky Luke, Cedric, Spirou and Yakari, produced by Media Participations’ animations studios: Dargaud Media, Ellipsanime, Belvision, Storimages, Dupuis Audiovisuel. Mediatoon also enriches its catalogue with independent third-party producers of quality manga successes such as Keroro, Fairy Tail and Naruto.” —Jérôme Alby, Deputy General Manager


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Mondo TV S.p.A. ADDRESS: Via Brenta 11 – 00198 Rome, Italy TELEPHONE: (39-06) 8632-3293 WEBSITE: CEO: Orlando Corradi COO: Matteo Corradi CONTACT: PROGRAMS: Dinofroz: 26x26 min., 2D w/CG effects;

Gormiti—The New Adventure: 26x26 min., 3D/CGI; Trash Pack: 52x13 min., 4- to 10-year-olds, 2D; Puppy in My Pocket: 52x13 min., 2D w/CG effects; Angel’s Friends—The Secret World Around You: Season 1, 52x13 min. or 26x26 min./ Season 2, 52x13 min., 5- to 12-year-olds, 2D w/CG effects; Virus Attack: 52x13 min., 7- to 13-year-olds, 2D w/CG effects; Monsters & Pirates: 13x13 min., 6- to 10-year-olds, 2D; Beast Keeper: 52x13 min., 7- to 12-year-olds, 2D. “Mondo TV is considered as the ‘growing’ company in Europe [for] animation production nowadays, and it is noticeable that it changed a lot [with] its direction and style of doing business by developing since 2008 the licensing-and-merchandising side to complete the circle of kids’ productions and related business to it. We are preparing for the market a wide variety of TV shows targeted for girls and boys, preschool programs, and kids/tweens till the age of 12 years. Thanks to a solid alliance with the American toy company M.E.G. Toys, along with Giochi Preziosi, with whom we are bringing to the market the animated cartoon series [that are] successful brands.” —Corporate Communications


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Moonscoop ADDRESS: 14 rue Alexandre Parodi, 75010 Paris, France TELEPHONE: (33-1) 5335-9090 WEBSITE: CHAIRMAN, MANAGEMENT BOARD: Christophe di Sabatino PRESIDENT, WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION: Lionel Marty PROGRAMS: Wild Grinders: 52x11 min. or 26x30 min., 6- to

12-year-olds, Flash, comedy/adventure; The DaVincibles: 52x13 min. or 26x30 min., 8- to 12-year-olds, Flash, comedy/ adventure; Casper: 104x13 min. or 52x30 min., 4- to 7-yearolds, 3D, comedy; Geronimo Stilton: 52x30 min., 6-year-olds+, 2D, comedy/adventure; Tara Duncan: 26x30 min., 6- to 12year-olds, 2D & 3D, comedy/adventure; Chloe’s Closet: 52x13 min. or 26x30 min., preschool, 2D/3D/CGI, fantasy/ discovery; Code Lyoko: 97x30 min., 6-year-olds+, 2D & 3D, action/adventure; Hero:108: 104x13 min. or 52x30 min., 6-year-olds+, 2D Flash, comedy/action/adventure; SamSam: Season 1, 52x7 min./Season 2, 39x8 min., 3D & CGI, comedy/ adventure; Dive Olly Dive: 104x13 min. or 52x30 min. & 2x80 min., preschool, 3D & CGI; comedy/adventure. “Moonscoop is a leading worldwide kids’ production, distribution, brand-management and entertainment company, focused on producing original projects and building brands with international appeal and longevity. Its rights library combines many of the most successful programs and best-loved animated creations in the global television market and includes over 3,000 half-hours of programming airing in more than 160 territories worldwide. Key brands include Tara Duncan, The DaVincibles, Super Sportlets, Code Lyoko, Fantastic Four, Titeuf (Tootuff) the series and feature film, Chloe’s Closet, Pet Alien, Hero:108, Dive Olly Dive, Geronimo Stilton and Casper, which are licensed in markets around the world. Moonscoop’s production slate currently includes Hero:108 season two, Geronimo Stilton season two, Casper season two and Ava Riko Teo season two.” —Corporate Communications


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Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) ADDRESS: MSC Malaysia HQ, 2360 Persiaran APEC, 63000

Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia TELEPHONE: (60-3) 8315-3000 WEBSITES:, VP, CREATIVE MULTIMEDIA DEPARTMENT: Kamil Othman MANAGER, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: Shahrain Jamaluddin CONTACT: (60-1) 3378-0687 PROGRAM: Saladin The Animated Series: 26x26 min., 10- to 14-

year-olds, 3D, action/adventure. “MDeC is an agency entrusted by the Malaysian government to look into one of the key components of the economy which is the information communications technology (ICT) sector. Within the ICT sector, the creative content industry has been identified as one of the key areas of growth. To spur the growth of the Malaysian creative content industry, MDeC has identified Saladin as its pilot project to support Malaysian’s capabilities on a global platform.” —Corporate Communications


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Nerd Corps Entertainment ADDRESS: 300-1256 East 6th Ave., Vancouver, BC

V5T 1E8, Canada TELEPHONE: (1-604) 484-0266 WEBSITE: SUPREME COMMANDER: Asaph Fipke EL PRESIDENTE: Ken Faier CONTACT: PROGRAMS: Slugterrainea: 39x30 min., 3D, action/comedy;

Endangered Species: 26x30 min. or 52x11 min., 3D, comedy; Rated A for Awesome: 26x30 min. or 52x11 min., 3D, comedy; League of Super Evil: 52x22 min. or 78x11 min., 3D, comedy; Storm Hawks: 52x22 min., 3D, action/comedy. “Since its inception in 2002, Nerd Corps has emerged as one of the world’s leading developers of kids’ IP. Our competitive advantage is in our creative-driven approach; we are driven by a belief that great writing, excellent animation and attention to detail are a requirement to roll out a brand to international success. Our expertise in creative input and execution covers all aspects of property development and management, from production to distribution, marketing, interactive and licensing. This year we’re looking to keep the momentum going on our finished series, and move our new projects forward, getting them through the development phase and into production. We are also on the lookout for potential new properties to get involved in, whether it’s a co-production, distribution deal or the acquisition of a great idea for development.” —Ken Faier, El Presidente


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PGS Entertainment ADDRESS: 66 Ave. des Champs Elysées, 75008 Paris, France TELEPHONE: (33-1) 864-3462, (33-6) 1680-3138 WEBSITE: PRESIDENT: Philippe Soutter HEAD, INTERNATIONAL SALES: Guillaume Soutter HEAD, INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Justine Bannister CONTACT: PROGRAMS: Wakfu: 52x26 min., 6- to 10-year-olds, 2D/Flash,

action/adventure/fantasy; Chaplin & Co.: 104x6 min. or 26x30 min., kids & family, CGI/native 3D, slapstick comedy; The Jungle Bunch: 26x1.5 min. & 1x52 min., family, CGI, comedy/ adventure; One Minute Before: 223x1.5 min., teens+, 2D & cut outs, comedy/satire; The Little Prince: 26x30 min., kids & family, CGI/native 3D, adventure; Gees: 52x3 min., 6- to 10year-olds, CGI, comedy; Leon: 52x3 min., kids & family, CGI, slapstick; I.N.K.—Invisible Network of Kids: 26x30 min., 2D/Flash, action/comedy; Marsupilami Hoobah Hoobah Hop!: 78x30 min., 6- to 10-year-olds, 2D, comedy; L.O.S.E.— League of Super Evil: 104x13 min. or 52x24 min., kids/tweens/teens, CGI, comedy.

“PGS Entertainment is a leading international brand-management company, exclusively dedicated to kids’ and family entertainment and targeting media fields of broadcast, home entertainment, mobile, online, licensing and merchandising. PGS Entertainment specializes in high-profile programs for kids and family viewing, representing 12 key properties and handling a catalogue of 500 half-hours of programming. PGS properties include internationally acclaimed series and shorts such as The Little Prince from Method Animation, Iron Man: Armored Adventures from Method Animation and Marvel, the award-winning League of Super Evil from Nerd Corps, the first animated series based on Chaplin: Chaplin and Co. from Method Animation, Marsupilami and I.N.K. from Samka Productions, Leon and Gees from Studio Hari, The Jungle Bunch from TAT Productions, Mr. Otter from La Station Animation and One Minute Before from Prod Par 4.” —Philippe Soutter, President


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Saban Brands ADDRESS: 10100 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 600, Los Angeles,

CA 90067, U.S.A. TELEPHONE: (1-310) 557-5230 WEBSITE: PRESIDENT: Elie Dekel CONTACTS: TV sales: Fernando Szew, MarVista

Entertainment:; Home entertainment & digital sales: Frederic Soulie, Saban Brands: PROGRAM: Power Rangers Samurai: 40x30 min./700+ episodes of original Power Rangers, 2- to 11-year-olds, live action, action/adventure.

“Saban Brands is at MIPCOM this year to aggressively grow worldwide distribution of the Power Ranger franchise in the worldwide television, digital and home-entertainment markets. Saban Brands relaunched Power Rangers at MIPCOM last year and since then, together with MarVista Entertainment, we have sold the series into 150 markets around the world. The rapid and growing success of the series in the U.S.A. has also created new opportunities for broadcasters around the world. In addition to the 40 episodes of the series, we are introducing three new, highly promotable TV specials at MIPCOM this year. The momentum for Power Rangers is continuing to grow.” —Elie Dekel, President


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Sesame Workshop ADDRESS: 1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023, U.S.A. TELEPHONE: (1-212) 595-3456 WEBSITE: VP, INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION:

Renee Mascara CONTACT: Beatrice Chow, PROGRAMS: Super Grover 2.0: 13x6 min.; Abby’s Flying Fairy School: 13x9 min., 3D & CGI; 3-2-1 Let’s Go: 52x30 min.; Big Bird Looks at the World: 52x10 min.; Count TV: 26x5 min. “Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization that revolutionized children’s television programming with the landmark Sesame Street, continues to produce content for multiple media platforms on a wide range of issues, including literacy and health. For this market, we’re offering even more of the Sesame Street Muppets children and parents love and trust! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s Super Grover! With a billowing red cape, silver helmet, and the letter ‘G’ across his furry blue chest, Sesame Street’s Grover is coming to the rescue in a brand-new series called Super Grover 2.0! This new series encourages young children to be active participants in the learning process by formulating observations into questions, finding solutions through trial and error, and making scientific concepts understandable. Other program highlights include Abby’s Flying Fairy School, 3-2-1 Let’s Go, Big Bird Looks at the World and Count TV.” —Corporate Communications


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Studio100 Media ADDRESS: Nymphenburger Str. 82, 80636 Munich, Germany TELEPHONE: (49-89) 960-8550 WEBSITE: MANAGING DIRECTOR: Patrick Elmendorff CONTACT: Nicole Braun, PROGRAMS: The Woodlies: 26x24 min., 6- to 11-year-olds, 2D

& 3D; The House of Anubis: Season 1, 60x12 min./Season 2, 90x12 min., 8- to 12-year-olds, live action; Florrie’s Dragons: 52x10 min., 3- to 6-year-olds, animated; Maya the Bee: 78x11 min., 4- to 7-year-olds, 3D & CGI; Vicky the Viking: 78x11 min., 5- to 8-year-olds, 3D & CGI; Kerwhizz: Season 1, 26x22 min./Season 2, 15x22 min., 4- to 6-year-olds, 3D/CGI/live action, quiz show; Big & Small: Season 1, 52x11 min./Season 2, 26x11 min., 4- to 7-year-olds, puppetry; Galaxy Park: 52x12 min., 10- to 14-year-olds, live action; Hello K3: Season 1, 13x25 min./Season 2, 13x25 min./ Season 3, 13x25 min., 6- to 11-year-olds, live action.

“Studio100 Media is an international production and distribution company within the children’s and family entertainment sector. Based in Munich, Germany, the company is a 100-percent subsidiary of Belgian firm Studio100. The company develops and acquires new formats, is active as a co-producer and is also responsible for the global marketing of its own rights portfolio, as well as of third-party programming. In marketing its license rights, the company pursues a global strategy within sectors ranging from licensing and merchandising, home entertainment and games through to stage shows and theme parks. Studio100 Media is focusing on modernizing and reviving several of its classic brands such as Maya the Bee, Vicky the Viking and Heidi by producing new animation series using state-of-theart technology. In addition, the company is responsible for producing the hit mystery teen series The House of Anubis, which was originally produced by Studio100 for Nickelodeon Holland. In cooperation with Nickelodeon Germany, the German version followed in 2009, and the English version on Nickelodeon US in 2011.” —Patrick Elmendorff, Managing Director 84

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Suzy’s Zoo ADDRESS: PO Box 80816, San Diego, CA 92138, U.S.A. TELEPHONE: (1-619) 640-2344, (1-323) 201-2678 WEBSITE: CREATOR & CEO: Suzy Spafford PRESIDENT, LAWLESS ENTERTAINMENT: Catherine Malatesta CONTACT:

“Suzy’s Zoo was created in 1968, and evokes the spirit of a simpler, safer world. The animations use clean, bright natural colors and realistic shapes, creating a familiar-seeming and friendly universe. While instantly appealing, Suzy’s Zoo also retains originality and individuality. The brand includes three character sets— Little Suzy’s Zoo, Duckport and Wags and Whiskers—and is appealing to all demographics. For over 43 years, [I have] been doing what [I love]—drawing and laughing. My life’s purpose is to make people happy, and to share the joy experienced when one remembers what it is like to be a child, Suzy’s Zoo is a major licensed consumer brand with over 4,000 products by more than 100 licensees on sale worldwide. Additionally, a television series consisting of 52 11minute episodes is fully developed.” —Suzy Spafford, Creator & CEO


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Televix Entertainment ADDRESS: 449 S. Beverly Dr., Penthouse, Beverly Hills, CA

90212, U.S.A. TELEPHONE: (1-310) 788-5500 WEBSITE: CEO: Hugo Rose CONTACT: PROGRAMS: Gogos Crazybones: 52x11 min., 6- to 9-year-olds,

CGI, comedy/action; The Illusionauts: 1x95 min., CGI w/2D & stereoscopic 3D available, action/adventure; Stan Lee’s Heroman: 26x30 min., 7- to 11-year-olds, 2D, action/adventure. “For over 20 years, Televix Entertainment has been dedicated to producing and acquiring high-level family content, primarily animation, including series and feature films. Our most significant property of the year is the series Gogos Crazybones, based on the collectibles of the same name, and produced by Aronnax Animation Studios.” —Hugo Rose, CEO


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The Licensing Machine ADDRESS: Viale Emilio PO 380, 41126 Modena, Italy TELEPHONE: (39-059) 382111 WEBSITE: LICENSING DIRECTOR: Peter Warsop TV, HOME VIDEO & DIGITAL SALES & SERVICES MANAGER:

Bruno Zarka CONTACT: PROGRAMS: Kokomom: 52x13 min., preschool, CGI; Pikaboo: Season 1, 26x11 min./Season 2, 26x11 min., preschool, animated; Tic Tac Tales: 39x7 min., 4- to 6-year-olds, live action & animated; Tiny Muses: 52x13 min., 4- to 7-year-olds, animated; Heroes from Cozy Forest: 52x13 min., 3- to 6-yearolds, animated; D Team: 26x26 min., 6- to 10-year-olds, animated; Naruto: 400+x26 min., 12-year-olds+, anime; Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood: 63x26 min., 13-year-olds+, anime; Ranetki: 20x42 min., 10- to 14-year-olds, sitcom.

“The Licensing Machine (TLM) is the media and brand-licensing division of the Panini Group, dedicated to the management of TV, home-video, promotional and merchandise rights. TLM’s portfolio of franchises ranges from TV content to brands, characters and arts. In the continuity of the legacy of the Panini Group, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2011 and is considered as a global family entertainment group, TLM aims to build and develop a family-oriented media catalogue. From children’s programs up to family programs, including sports contents, TLM aims to bring new, quality programs to support daily programming strategies and audience development. TLM has also developed strong media management services, fully digitalized, based in London and integrated to serve our clients a high-quality level from media management to delivery. Since 2006,TLM has been delivering to its clients in Europe more than 1200 half-hour episodes in about 27 countries.” —Bruno Zarka, TV, Home Video & Digital Sales & Services Manager


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Toon Distribution ADDRESS: 11 rue Torricelli, 75017 Paris, France TELEPHONE: (33-1) 5805-2400 WEBSITE: HEAD, INTERNATIONAL SALES: Romy Broda CONTACT: PROGRAMS: Tony & Alberto: 78x7.5 min., 6- to 10-year-olds,

2D Flash, comedy; My Friend Grompf: 52x13 min., 5- to 10year-olds, 2D, comedy; Chico Chica Boumba: 52x3.5 min., 4- to 9-year-olds, 3D, edutainment/cross media; Samson & Neon: 78x7 min., 6- to 10-year-olds; 2D Flash, comedy; Franky Snow: 78x7.5 min., 8- to 13-year-olds, 2D, comedy; Kid Clones: 52x13 min., 6- to 10-year-olds, 2D, comedy; Brady’s Beasts: 52x13 min., 6- to 10-year-olds, 2D, comedy; M as Max: 52x1 min., 6- to 10-year-olds, 2D, comedy; Alfred: 104x1.5 min., 6- to 10-year-olds, 2D, comedy. “The newest in-house production, My Friend Grompf, a classic, child-friendly cartoon launched at MIP Junior 2010, is meeting a great success internationally, while Chico Chica Boumba, a 3D series, should excite buyers looking for crossmedia content and/or edutainment shows. And comedy lovers won’t be left on the sidelines, with non-stop laughs from Tony & Alberto.Toon Factory has also recently created a licensing department, which will launch with the promotion of My Friend Grompf.” —Romy Broda, Head, International Sales


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Toon Goggles ADDRESS: 19528 Ventura Blvd., Suite 250, Los Angeles,

CA 91356, U.S.A. TELEPHONE: (44-207) 92428-8252 WEBSITE: VP, PRODUCTION: Brendan Pollitz VP, NEW MEDIA: Stephen Hodge CONTACTS:, “We have constructed with a focus towards being able to provide animation rights holders with the kind of analytic data that will assist them in pitching to networks and securing funding. provides children with the ability to easily control their viewing experience and access animation wherever they are located. Our mobile strategy allows for the streaming of content through any web-ready device along with our app that supports offline viewing. We think of as a community where children and animators come together to share and enjoy all the amazing content that has been created from all over the world.” —Brendan Pollitz, VP, Production


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Venevision International ADDRESS: 121 Alhambra Plaza, Suite 1400, Coral Gables,

FL 33134, U.S.A. TELEPHONE: (1-305) 442-3411 WEBSITE: VP, SALES: Cesar Diaz CONTACTS: Miguel Somoza,;

Daniel Rodriguez,; Hector Beltran,; Cristobal Ponte; PROGRAMS: Reino Animal (Animal Atlas): 156x30 min., 5- to 10year-olds, nature; Safari (Safari Tracks): 52x30 min., 5- to 12-yearolds, wildlife; NPS—No puede ser (OMG!—Oh My God): 50x30 min., teens/preteens, sitcom; Somos tu y yo: Un Nuevo dia (You and Me: A New Day): 83x45 min., teens/preteens, musical series; Somos tu y yo (You and Me): Season 1, 83x45 min./Season 2, 91x45 min., teens/preteens, musical series.

“Venevision International, part of the Cisneros Group of Companies, is a global entertainment company with more than 35 years in the market and whose projects are part of the business development strategy implemented by Miguel Dvorak, the president and COO of the Cisneros Group of Companies.Venevision International distributes television programming to more than 104 countries in more than 20 languages, representing the products of Venevision Productions, the largest independent producer of Spanish-language programming in the United States, and Venevision, the leading broadcaster in Venezuela, in addition to catalogues of other key independent producers. Venevision International also distributes original Spanish-language films in the United States and the Caribbean via pay-per-view (PPV), video on demand (VOD), home video (DVD), cable, satellite and broadcast television. Furthermore, the company does business in the international arena of music, with its publishing company Venevision International Publishing and its record labels VeneMusic and Siente Music, and in the innovative world of mobile entertainment and Internet through its business units LatCel and Venevision Mobile.” —Corporate Communications


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Your Family Entertainment ADDRESS: Nordendstrasse 64, 80801 Munich, Germany TELEPHONE: (49-89) 9972-7121 WEBSITE: CEO: Stefan Piëch EXECUTIVE VP, SALES & LEGAL: Klaus Forch SENIOR SALES MANAGER: Ute Cichocki SENIOR SALES MANAGER: Gordon Plattes HEAD, DOMESTIC SALES: Markus Andorfer SALES COORDINATOR: Ira Khvostova CONTACT: PROGRAMS: Enid Blyton Secret Series: 20x26 min. or 5x90 min.,

detective; Fix & Foxi: Season 1, 26x24 min. or 54x5 min./ Season 2, 26x24 min., action/comedy; Heroes of the City: 26x14 min., preschool, comedy; Little Edo: 26x26 min., history/ adventure; Mission Odyssey: 26x24 min., action/fantasy; Oscar the Balloonist: 26x12 min., preschool, edutainment/ adventure; Robo Roach: Seasons 1-4, 13x24 min., comedy; Stickin’ Around: 39x24 min., comedy; Tobias Totz and His Lion: 26x5 min., preschool, comedy; Wakkaville: 26x24 min., comedy. “Your Family Entertainment AG (YFE), formally known as RTV, has a track record of more than three decades in the production and distribution of educational and family-oriented TV programs. Most recent co-productions such as Oscar the Balloonist, which first aired in December 2010, get excellent ratings. Our Enid Blyton series continues to be a fast-selling property on an international scale. YFE’s clear commitment to top preschool kids’ and family entertainment is documented also in its distribution of third-party programming. The TV series Heroes of the City, with its preschool target audience, and Little Edo, with its kids’ audience—both currently in production and both 3D-animated—perfectly blend into YFE’s library of over 3,500 half-hours of animation and family classics. For both series, same like for the major part of its catalogue—such as Adventures Masters of Time, Albert Says Nature Knows Best, Chip & Charlie, Da Boom Crew, Fix & Foxi, Gnarfs, Mission Odyssey, Oscar the Balloonist, Phillip, Shadow of the Elves, Tobias Totz and His Lion, Urmel and Wicked!—YFE holds the worldwide television and home-entertainment rights.” —Stefan Piëch, CEO 98

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Enid Blyton Secret Series: Adapted from Enid Blyton’s bestselling Secret novels, this series tells the exciting adventures of Thaddeus Arnold, a crazy explorer; his four children, Jack, Peggy, Mike and Laura; their pet dog, Price; and beautiful and feisty photo-journalist Charlotte Clancy, as they go through suspenseful adventures. Heroes of the City: Follow fantastic and exciting adventures together with the friends in Heroes of the City. Meet Pauline Police Car and Fiona Fire Engine, who help the people in the city with finding thieves, putting out fires and solving the many mysteries that seem to meet with the otherwise calm city.You will also come to know Calamity Crow, the most unlucky bird in the whole city. Heroes of the City contains lots of warmth, friendship and fun. The series brings a positive message of everyone being needed for things to work and that working together can solve even the most difficult problems. Little Edo: Edoardo di Sansereno appears to be an ordinary boy, apart from being a real prince! He lives in the 18th century in Naples, the capital of a large kingdom. And some members of his family are very peculiar, like his father, Ludovico di Vivara, the 14th prince of Sansereno, an alchemist and an inventor, and the great master of a secret brotherhood. The adventures of Edo are exciting, entertaining, funny, fantastic stories, always with a Europe-based historical and cultural background. The pilot is based on the legends of the Castel dell’Ovo.With his four friends, Edo is tracing European legends. Oscar the Balloonist: The series follows the exciting adventures of an 8-year-old boy, Oscar, who travels the world in his hot air balloon together with his trusted companion, Spike the Cactus. He is on a journey of discovery, which takes him on fascinating adventures to new countries, where he meets and befriends different animals and gets to learn all about them. Wakkaville: The series follows the adventures of Jaz, a city girl; Buzza, a wannabe surfer who’s afraid of water; Martin, a farmboy with dreams of being a NASA engineer; and Flick, Buzza’s highoctane little sister.


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ZDF Enterprises ADDRESS: Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1, 55127 Mainz, Germany TELEPHONE: (49-6131) 991-1601 WEBSITE: PRESIDENT & CEO: Alexander Coridass VP, SALES, MERCHANDISING & CO-PRODUCTIONS:

Fred Burcksen CONTACT: PROGRAMS: Lightning Point: 26x26 min. & 1x90 min., live action; Michel: 26x11 min., animated; Dance Academy: Season 2, 26x26 min., live action; Igam Ogam: Season 2, 26x10 min., animated. “ZDF Enterprises is bringing a promising batch of new kids’ series to MIPCOM, with the new Jonathan M. Shiff production Lightning Point expected to grab lots of attention.The adventures of surf-crazy alien teen girls in Australia are sure to find takers around the world. Already a hit in many markets, Dance Academy returns with a second season that sees our favorite dance students getting really serious about their studies. A refreshingly bizarre series for the little ones is Michel, whose hero is furry little foureyed monster who’s otherwise perfectly normal. Preschoolers can also look forward to a second season of prehistoric adventures with a little cave girl in Igam Ogam. These are just some of the highlights of our new and exciting programming events for children and youths.” —Alexander Coridass, President & CEO


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Channels to Watch

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ABC Children’s TV COUNTRY: Australia LAUNCH DATES: ABC4Kids 2005, ABC3 2009 OWNERSHIP: Australian Broadcasting Corporation DISTRIBUTION: Both digital channels are available in more than


DESCRIPTION: ABC4Kids and ABC3 offer dedicated, uniquely Australian destinations, both on air and online, promising the most trusted, popular, inspiring and engaging programs from Australia and around the world. PROGRAMMING STRATEGY: ABC4Kids caters to the preschool

audience aged to 6 years, while ABC3 targets a school-aged audience with a core demographic of 8- to 12-year-olds. Together, ABC TV’s channels and blocks have a 45-percent total TV daytime share of kids aged 0 to 4 years, and a 40percent share of kids aged 0 to 12 years. ABC4Kids offers 13 commercial-free hours each day of safe, trusted, fun, innovative and entertaining programs from Australia and around the world, that reflect the culturally diverse Australian preschool audience. ABC3 offers a wide range of program genres, including drama, comedy animation, live-action comedy, action adventure, gaming, news and current affairs, wildlife, documentary and game shows. For ABC4Kids, around 75 percent of the schedule is acquired content, with top-rated acquisitions such as The Octonauts, Peppa Pig, Mister Maker and Grandpa in My Pocket. Top-rated originals on ABC4Kids include Bananas in Pyjamas, dirtgirlworld, Giggle and Hoot, Play School, Zigby and The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill. For ABC3, the amount of acquired content is around 67 percent of the total grid. Among its most popular acquisitions are the Total Drama series, Deadly 60 and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. As for originals, the drama series Dance Academy, Dead Gorgeous and My Place all rate well. As do the comedy series Prank Patrol Australia, and animation, including Figaro Pho and CJ the DJ, as well as the extreme sports series Rush TV. 106

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Al Jazeera Children’s Channel COUNTRIES: 22 Arab countries and Europe via satellites Hotbird, Eurobird, Nilesat & Arabsat LAUNCH DATE: September 2005 OWNERSHIP: Qatar Foundation for Education Science and Community Development DISTRIBUTION: More than 300 million households in the Arab world and Europe EXECUTIVE GENERAL MANAGER: Mahmoud Bouneb DIRECTOR, CHANNELS’ PROGRAMMING: Malika Alouane DIRECTOR, PRODUCTION: Mahmoud Orfali DIRECTOR, OPERATIONS: Jassim Al Muttawa SENIOR MANAGER, ACQUISITIONS & DISTRIBUTION:

Mazen Rifka WEBSITE:

DESCRIPTION: The pan-Arab edutainment channel has a mission

to encourage the love of learning and discovery. PROGRAMMING STRATEGY: Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (JCC) targets Arabic-speaking children, ages 7 to 15, and their families. The channel aims to offer the young viewers violence-free original content that enriches them with humor and knowledge. JCC’s grid offers a daily variety of program genres such as live interactive shows, live-action drama, documentaries, science and educational magazines, quizzes, game shows, talk shows, animated series and movies. JCC produces many of its shows internally, especially the culturally specific ones such as the debate shows, allowing Arab tweens to express their opinion and communicate their thoughts about issues that concern their lives.The channel also produces thematic magazines, covering different educational subjects in science, technology and sports, as well as game shows that provide the audience with general-knowledge information and entertainment. The remaining half of the grid is based on acquired content that is carefully selected and dubbed and adapted into Arabic. JCC mostly buys animated series, movies, documentaries and wildlife titles, but rarely any from the live-action genre. Top originals include the competition show Addarb (The Trail), the debate series Nadhra Ala (A Look Onto) and the animated series Saladin. Top-rated acquisitions include The Jungle Book, How It’s Made, Marsupailami and Once Upon a Time.


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Discovery Familia COUNTRY: U.S. LAUNCH DATE: 2007 OWNERSHIP: Discovery Communications DISTRIBUTION: Estimated to reach 4 million households by the



Gabriela Woodman WEBSITE:

DESCRIPTION: Discovery Familia is the only U.S. Spanish-

language network completely dedicated to the Hispanic mom and what’s important to her: her kids, her home and her well-being. PROGRAMMING STRATEGY: The programming for the network is comprised of two distinct blocks: From 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. it’s the Discovery Kids block, and from 9 p.m. until 12 a.m. it’s programming for Hispanic women/mothers. During the day in the Discovery Kids block, the network provides a number of curriculum-based award-winning programs designed to prepare preschoolers for the real world by sparking curiosity, encouraging independent thinking, while preserving the Spanish language. The block recently debuted Artzooka!, a new co-production of the internationally acclaimed kid’s show that provides U.S. Hispanic children with access to the world of manual arts, encouraging them to think outside the box. A big hit with preschoolers and proprietary to the network is its daytime host, Doki. Doki is an intrepid animated figure who embodies the Discovery Kids daypart’s philosophy of learning and discovery. Discovery Familia currently leverages much of its daytime programming from tested and award-winning offerings from one of the leading and highest rated preschool networks in Latin America, Discovery Kids. As the network grows it plans to increase the investment in originals, like Artzooka!


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Disney Channel UK COUNTRIES: U.K. & Ireland LAUNCH DATE: 1995 OWNERSHIP: Disney/ABC Television Group, a division of The



DESCRIPTION: Its mix of signature Disney brands from the U.S. alongside U.K. originals run the gamut from animation to live action. PROGRAMMING STRATEGY: A sister channel to Disney XD, Disney Junior and Disney Cinemagic across the U.K. and Ireland, Disney Channel is targeted at kids 6 to 14, with a slight girl skew. Its content comes mainly from Disney Channel U.S., with franchise shows stripped from 6 a.m. to midnight, interspersing repeats of the same show throughout the day. Live action is a hit with channel viewers. This fall Disney Channel debuted new episodes of Shake It Up and Wizards of Waverly Place, along with the brand-new series A.N.T. Farm, Friends For Change Games and So Random. Also in the way of live action, Good Luck Charlie launched in its second season this summer on the U.K. service. The Disney Channel original movie Lemonade Mouth also recently made its British TV premiere. Other top live-action Disney shows include Suite Life on Deck, Hannah Montana and Sonny With a Chance. As for animation, Fish Hooks and Phineas and Ferb are two of the channel’s most popular shows. As for local fare, the channel has Get the Look, which was made in the U.K. with Maverick Television, the company responsible for Gok’s fashion shows. The talent competition show My Camp Rock, based on the Disney Channel U.S. movie Camp Rock, was also made in the U.K., with Unique Television.


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K2 COUNTRY: Italy LAUNCH DATE: July 2009 OWNERSHIP: Switchover Media DISTRIBUTION: Free-to-air via DTT, satellite and partially ana-

logue terrestrial to approximately 19 million households MANAGING PARTNER: Francesco Nespega COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING PARTNER:


Giuliano Tranquilli FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION PARTNER: Annalisa Muratori WEBSITE:

DESCRIPTION: The Italian free-TV channel originally launched in 2002 as Fox Kids Italy, before being renamed K2 in 2005, and becoming its own channel in 2009. PROGRAMMING STRATEGY: The channel targets mainly kids 5 to 12 and families, with a slight boy skew. K2’s program scheduling is modulated throughout the day in accordance with kids’ habits. Mornings and afternoons target the core 5-to-12 demographic with well-known brands and successful animated series that mix action and comedy, including Pokémon, The Fairly OddParents and Mr. Bean. Late evenings go for a wider demographic, offering a variety of genres, from The Cosby Show to the game show Wipeout. Being an independent broadcaster, Switchover Media’s objective is to acquire content from the top independent producers and distributors, such as CAKE from the U.K., Spain’s BRB Internacional and Japan’s The Pokémon Company and d-Rights. The network’s top shows include Galactik Football, Sabrina, the Animated Series, Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5 and the Total Drama franchise, with Total Drama Island, Total Drama Action and Total Drama World Tour. The action series Scan2Go and the comedy Sidekick are also part of the network. As for its upcoming acquisitions slate, K2 is currently looking for shows with a comedy and action twist that will strengthen the weekday afternoon slot. For now, the channel is comprised only of acquired content, though is open to original productions or co-productions in the future.


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KI.KA COUNTRIES: Germany, Switzerland and Austria LAUNCH DATE: January 1997 OWNERSHIP: ARD & ZDF DISTRIBUTION: 96.3 percent of all households in Germany PROGRAMMING & MANAGING DIRECTOR: Steffen Kottkamp HEAD, FICTION, ACQUISITION & CO-PRODUCTION:

Sebastian Debertin HEAD, MARKETING & PR: Christiane Rohde WEBSITE:

DESCRIPTION: As the children’s channel of ARD and ZDF,

KI.KA is able to provide the full range of genres, from daily news produced specially for kids to documentaries and liveaction series. PROGRAMMING STRATEGY: KI.KA is exclusively dedicated to

children with a target group of 3 to 13 years. The ARD/ZDF children’s channel has created time-slot segments for certain age brackets. The colors and shapes of KI.KA’s design help to notify young viewers and their parents as to what’s age appropriate, in line with target-group requirements. As Germany’s leader in kids’TV, KI.KA looks for quality first with its programming, whether it comes from independent production companies or big production outfits.The channel is also looking for possibilities to invest in co-productions, especially if programs are based on stories that suit its broadcasting philosophy of high quality and go hand in hand with the European culture of strong storytelling. Therefore, KI.KA isn’t picky about where the programs come from. Canada, France, the U.K., Scandinavia, Australia and the U.S. have been the strongest program sources for KI.KA. The animated series Yakari has been so successful with toddlers and their older siblings that KI.KA recently decided to go for another season, having Media Participations’ Storimages and ARD as co-pro partners. For older kids and family, ARD’s Garfield performs extremely well. Dive Olly Dive, Chloe’s Closet, Babar and the Adventures of Badou, Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks, Pippi Longstocking and Little Amadeus have also been strong performers. Top-rated originals for KI.KA include KRIMI.DE, Einstein High, KiKANiNCHEN and Allein gegen die Zeit. 111

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Nickelodeon UK COUNTRY: U.K. LAUNCH DATE: 1993 OWNERSHIP: Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN)

& BSkyB DISTRIBUTION: Available via Virgin Media, Sky Digital, TalkTalk, BT Vision EXECUTIVE VP & MANAGING DIRECTOR, VIMN, U.K. & IRELAND:


DESCRIPTION: One of the most well-established children’s

channels in the U.K., Nickelodeon is the flagship service in a network of channels that also includes Nick Jr., Nicktoons and Nickelodeon HD. PROGRAMMING STRATEGY: Focused on being gender neutral, Nickelodeon targets a 6-to-12 demographic. The channel’s prime-time hours are from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., when new episodes and series are launched. Nickelodeon has a central commissioning council. When deciding to commission from the domestic market, all pitches are first run by the council to determine if the show is of international appeal. The central commissioning unit also makes decisions regarding international co-productions. Recent global co-production partners have included Rainbow (Winx Club) and Saban Brands (the new Power Rangers Samurai series). The majority of the channel’s live-action shows come via the Nickelodeon U.S. pipeline. Key properties include iCarly, Victorious and Big Time Rush. House of Anubis, a daily soap that started on Nickelodeon in the Benelux in partnership with Studio100 Media, has since been produced in an Englishlanguage version using an American and British cast. Production on 45 new half-hour episodes kicked off in Liverpool at Lime Studios this summer. Animation is also featured prominently on the network, with SpongeBob SquarePants being the signature show. Other animated series include The Penguins of Madagascar, Planet Sheen, Fanboy & Chum Chum, Avatar: The Last Airbender, T.U.F.F. Puppy and Kung Fu Panda.


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Sprout COUNTRY: U.S. LAUNCH DATE: September 2005 OWNERSHIP: NBCUniversal, HIT Entertainment, Sesame

Workshop & PBS DISTRIBUTION: More than 50 million homes PRESIDENT: Sandy Wax SENIOR VP, PROGRAMMING: Andrew Beecham SENIOR VP, FINANCE: Beth Hanssens VP, LEGAL, S&P: Adrienne Byrd VP, COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING: Jenni Glenn VP, MARKETING & RESEARCH: Jim Multari WEBSITE:

DESCRIPTION: The 24-hour preschool destination features

curriculum-based shows for kids 2 to 5 and their parents and caregivers. PROGRAMMING STRATEGY: Available on TV, on demand and online, Sprout is dedicated to providing educational and entertaining content. Programming is scheduled in shorter five- to tenminute segments that match the attention span of a preschooler. The 24-hour digital channel, along with the website (, is the only channel that follows the day of a preschooler from breakfast to bedtime with its distinctive, interactive programming and original hosted blocks. Sprout’s VOD offering is the number one on-demand service for younger children, with more than 1 billion views. The channel’s program lineup of gold-standard, curriculumbased preschool shows includes Sesame Street, Bob the Builder, Barney & Friends, The Wiggles, Thomas & Friends, Caillou, The Berenstain Bears, Roary the Racing Car, dirtgirlworld and more. The programing is all focused on preschool shows that are distinctive and interactive, with original hosted blocks that inspire parent-child interaction. Hosted blocks include Sprout’s Wiggly Waffle, The Sunny Side Up Show, The Sprout Sharing Show and The Good Night Show. Other originals for Sprout include the first-ever cooking and arts and crafts show for preschoolers, Noodle & Doodle. The channel is also currently in production with its first-ever, long-form, co-production with The Jim Henson Company, for a musical bedtime series called Pajanimals.


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November 2-9, 2011 Santa Monica, California, U.S.A. INTERNATIONAL EMMY AWARDS

November 21, 2011 New York, New York, U.S.A. ASIA TV FORUM

December 7-9, 2011 Marina Bay Sands, Singapore NATPE 2012 CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION

January 23-25, 2012 Fontainebleau Resort, Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.A. TOY FAIR

February 12-15, 2012 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, New York, U.S.A. MIPTV

April 1-4, 2012 Cannes, France CARTOONS ON THE BAY


June 4-9, 2012 Annecy, France LICENSING INTERNATIONAL EXPO

June 12-14, 2012 Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. NATPE BUDAPEST

June 26-28, 2012 Budapest, Hungary


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TV Kids Distributors Guide 2011/2012  
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TV Kids Distributors Guide 2011/2012