Cake to distribute Kukua’s African superhero cartoon ‘Super Sema’

UK-based distributor Cake has acquired global distribution rights to Super Sema, the African animated kids’ superhero series from London-Nairobi studio Kukua. Super Sema is a YouTube Original with more than 50 million views, which launched its 20 x 5-minute first season in March 2021 and debuted its second 12 x 11-minute run in June this […]

News round-up: ‘Stranger Things’ star to front NBCU format; UK’s C5 returns to ‘Madame Blanc’; Cake preps ‘Amelia’

Stranger Things star to front NBCU format TV Una in Serbia has ordered the 24th international adaptation of NBCUniversal Formats’ entertainment show, Hollywood Game Night, with Nikola Đuričko (Stranger Things) hosting. The Serbian show, known as Holivudiranje, is a co-production between NBCUniversal Formats and TV Una. The reality competition format invites viewers to an exclusive showbiz […]

Round-up: Discovery+ Finland gets re-‘Connected’; CBeebies pre-buys new ‘Kiri And Lou’; Quintus bolsters factual offering

Discovery+ Finland gets re-‘Connected’ Discovery+ has commissioned a sixth season of Armoza Formats’ docu-reality show Connected for Finland. Created by Koda Communications, the half-hour format gives cameras to four people who don’t know each other, which they use to film their lives. Through the cameras, five parallel stories unfold and gradually become connected. A ninth […]

CAKE & ‘The Boys’ prodco Kickstart hire Disney alum to lead new firm

UK-based kids outfit CAKE has partnered with Kickstart Entertainment, the prodco behind Amazon’s drama The Boys, on a new venture that is to be led by a former Disney exec. CakeStart is described as a full-service production company that will develop and produce kids and family live-action projects for the global market. It is being headed up by Kory Lunsford, the former head […]

Kids firm CAKE moves into production as Ed Galton replaces Tom van Waveren as CEO

Kids firm CAKE has appointed Ed Galton to replace Tom van Waveren as CEO at the company, which has also revealed plans to launch a new production division. Van Waveren will sell his shares in the company and formally depart in May after 15 years, to be replaced by Galton, CAKE’s former MD. Former finance […]

Kids round-up: Beyond shops ‘The World According To Grandpa’; Cyber launches animation studio; Rai welcomes ‘Pablo’

Beyond Rights shops ‘The World According To Grandpa’ Beyond Rights has acquired worldwide distribution rights to kids’ series The World According To Grandpa, which it will be officially launching to the international market at the upcoming Kidscreen. Produced by Saffron Cherry TV for UK broadcaster Channel 5, the 25 x 11-minute series is based on […]

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