Anthony Utley, director of television distribution at BBC Worldwide, is leaving his post to become managing director of the Granada Media-owned animation outfit Cosgrove Hall Films, World Screen reports. Based in Manchester, Cosgrove Hall is Europe’s largest animation company. Its most recent productions include Postman Pat, Andy Pandy, Engie Benjy, and Little Robots.
A Dangermouse and Penfold animation cel will be auctioned off by the National Library for the Blind (NLB) as part of the charity’s Celebrity Art and Children’s TV Nostalgia evening on October 14, it was announced today. The original, exclusive cel is signed by Dangermouse creator Brian Cosgrove and was donated by Cosgrove Hall Films. […]
Amelia Bedford is joining BKN International A.G. as brand manager for the U.K., responsible for licensing in the U.K. across the range of BKN’s brands including Legend of the Dragon, Kong – The Animated Series and Kong: King of Atlantis, AWN reports. She will also help coordinate and implement marketing and promotional activities. Bedford was […]
UK broadcaster ITV will launch its own free-to-air kids channel within the next six months, C21Media reports. The digital channel will appear on all digital platforms including Freeview, airing a selection of ITV’s existing slate of children’s programming: original drama, entertainment, animation, factual, and preschool programming. The name of the channel has not yet been […]
HIT Entertainment has appointed Alison Homewood, former Buena Vista International Television sales VP, as executive VP of worldwide television distribution, the company said today. In her new position, Homewood will focus on the global TV licensing and co-production of existing brands such as Bob the Builder, Thomas & Friends and Barney and Pingu among others, […]
UK mobile phones will be able to carry episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants thanks to a deal between Nickelodeon and ROK Entertainment Group, the companies said today. The ROK Player’s first children’s edition DVC release will allow anyone with a memory card compatible handset to watch two hours of full-length, full-screen episodes of the Nickelodeon series. […]