A brief article in the New York Times covers PBS’s upcoming animated series Zula Patrol, which will send a group of strange alien explorers out to “take the sting out of science education for children” (registration required). Deborah M. Manchester, creator and executive producer for the show, details the origin of the show from a […]
HIT Entertainment has signed up toy licensee RC2 Corporation as a new underwriter for the Thomas & Friends TV series, World Screen reports. Through the partnership, RC2’s Learning Curve brand will receive 15-second credits at the open and close of Thomas & Friends. In addition to on-air messaging, the program will include cross-sell and promotional […]
PBS KIDS Sprout today announced two senior executive appointments: Sandy Wax will join the network as President effective November 2, and Andrew Beecham has joined the network as Senior Vice President of Programming. In addition, Diana Kerekes, Vice President and General Counsel of Content Development for Comcast Corporation, will assume a seat on the PBS […]
On November 25, PBS KIDS will present a two-hour block of episodes from both Clifford The Big Red Dog and Dragon Tales. The episodes will focus on friendship and respecting others. [Source: PR Newswire]
PBS KIDS Sprout has launched as a round-the-clock preschool network available on digital cable and satellite, World Screen reports. The network features shows such as Bob the Builder, The Berenstain Bears, Jay Jay the Jet Plane and Dragon Tales, among others.
Two Intel Centrino Mobile Technology-based notebook computers–one for the winner and one for the winner’s school or community group–will go to a Grand Prize winner as part of the third annual Cyberchase Online Contest, WNET said today. In addition, the Grand Prize winner will receive Cyberchase products donated by Flying Minds. Ten First Prize winners […]
Toy Play will launch a line of toys for kids ages four to eight based on the PBS Kids’ animated series Maya & Miguel, the company says. The collection will include the ¡Eso Es! Maya doll; a collectible set of two-inch characters; Maya with Twinkling Bobbles; and Maya’s Messenger Bag & Doll Carry Case. The […]
PBS Kids will broadcast “Hacker’s Transformatron,” a four-episode Cyberchase miniseries, beginning July 25, the network says. The story will feature Tony Hawk playing slider’s long-lost father, Coop. In addition, Cyberchase will launch new interactive games in July at its website. [Source: Business Wire]