KidsCo hopes original productions will please operators

NBCU, Corus and Cookie Jar-backed kids network KidsCo is making its first foray into original long-form programming with animated series Sinbad in Space. The 26x11mins series will be produced by KidsCo and Creative Image Partners and rollout across its networks in the second half of next year. KidsCo global CEO Paul Robinson said that the […]

KidsCo increases Swiss reach

Children’s channel KidsCo has secured a multi-lingual carriage deal with Swiss cable operator Naxoo. The channel, which airs kids series including Sonic Underground, Rescue Heroes and Dino Squad alongside original productions Jass Time! and Boo & Me is available on Naxoo’s Excellence, Kids, Spanish and English packages in French, Spanish and English. Paul Robinson, global […]

KidsCo ups Pak

NBCU, Corus and Cookie Jar-backed kids channel KidsCo has promoted Anna Pak to European commercial director. In the role she will negotiate carriage deals for the kids channel with a focus on Europe and some developing markets.

KidsCo expands in French-speaking Caribbean

Children’s channel KidsCo is launching in parts of the Caribbean and in French Guiana. The channel, which airs shows including Jass Time!, Boo & Me, Sonic Underground, Danger Mouse and Super Mario Brothers, has signed a carriage deal with pay TV operator Mediaserv. It will be dubbed into French. Paul Robinson, global CEO at KidsCo, […]

KidsCo hires marketing chief

International children’s channel KidsCo has hired former BabyTV executive Lisa Wakefield to head up marketing across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The broadcaster, which is backed by NBC Universal, Cookie Jar Entertainment and Corus, has appointed Wakefield as marketing manager, EMEA and she will work across consumer and affiliate marketing across the region. She […]

KidsCo increases African presence with StarTimes

KidsCo has extended its deal with Beijing-based pay TV StarTimes that will see the children’s channel available in French across Africa from September 1. KidsCo will broadcast original programming such as Boo & Me and first-run exclusives including Turbo Dogs and Beach Crew. It will also air its Video Game Heroes breakfast block featuring Sonic: […]