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Bedford Joins BKN

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 […]

ITV to Launch Kids Channel

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 […]

CN UK Acquires "Da Boom Crew"

Cartoon Network UK has acquired the first season of Da Boom Crew, AWN reports. The series will make its UK debut on Monday, September 5, at 5:00pm.

HIT Appoints Ex-Disney Executive

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, […]

Controversial "Popetown" Released to DVD

Popetown, a ten-part animated series satirizing the Roman Catholic Church, will be released to DVD in the UK, the Daily Planet reports. The series, which was commissioned by BBC Three, was deemed too offensive for broadcast.

"Juniper Lee" Crosses Pond to UK

Cartoon Network’s The Life & Times of Juniper Lee will launch in the United Kingdom on Saturday, August 20, c21 Media reports.

SpongeBob Comes to UK Phones

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. […]

"Roobarb and Custard" Returns in New Series

Cult cartoon Roobarb and Custard will be revived in a new animated series for Channel Five, Scotsman.com reports.

Animex Festival Solicits Entries

The Animex International Festival of Animation is soliciting entries for the 2006 Animex Awards, to be held in Middlesbrough, England, in January, Computer Graphics World reports. Details can be found at www.animex.net. Deadline for entry is October 1.

"Jakers" Returning to CBBC

Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks will return to CBBC this summer, airing on weekdays at 7:00 through September 2, c21 Media reports.

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