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BBC Studios Kids & Family makes senior appointments

BBC Studios Kids & Family, has announced the appointments of Katharina Pietzsch as VP Content Sales, BBC Studios Kids & Family; and Kelly Wood in the newly created role of Head of Content Strategy, BBC Studios Kids & Family. Pietzsch’s role will see her lead the sales and co-production strategy for the BBC Studios Kids […]

June 8, 2023

Sky investigates Kids Who Vape in documentary special

Sky Kids and Sky News are set to air a one-off documentary this weekend called FYI: Investigates: Kids Who Vape, exploring why there has been a rapid rise in the popularity of e-cigarettes among the younger generation. The number of children vaping is increasing, with the NHS reporting that 9 per cent of 11–15-year-olds are […]

April 4, 2023

Channel 5 commissions Who Let The Kids Out?

Channel 5 has commissioned MGM Alternative UK to make a new two-part series exploring what happens when kids are unleashed into the world without parental supervision, it announced today. The series, Who Let the Kids Out? (w/t), looks at what various groups of children – between 9 and 10 years of age – get up to when encountering a plethora of […]

April 4, 2023

Tiger Aspect Kids & Family, Little Tiger collaborate on TV options

Tiger Aspect Kids & Family (part of Banijay Kids & Family) will join forces with children’s publisher Little Tiger, with the intention to option and develop future animated and live action TV projects, aimed at children of all ages and families. Tom Beattie, Managing Director at Tiger Aspect Kids & Family, said: “This felt like […]

March 2, 2023

Roku content deal with, the kids and family studio, has signed a new deal with AVoD streaming service The Roku Channel Kids & Family. The deal, which brings four new content specials and one new series to The Roku Channel, kicked off with The Roku Channel’s launch of Ryan’s World Titan Universe Holiday Adventures on Thanksgiving Day 2022. […]

February 14, 2023

Apple TV+ expand kids and family slate

Apple TV+ has announced the spring line-up of all-new original series, specials and returning fan favourites for kids and family audiences. The new series will kick off on March 31st with the animated series Eva the Owlet (pictured) inspired by the bestselling book series from Scholastic. The highly-anticipated new series Jane, from Emmy Award winner […]

January 26, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Study: US kids content ad spend up 50%

According to a study by advertising intelligence and sales enablement platform MediaRadar, US ad investments in children’s content and programming have increased by nearly 50 per cent in 2022. MediaRadar’s data sample revealed that ad spend promoting children’s products and services – including toys and games, entertainment, personal care, and more – have grown to […]

January 20, 2023

Kids to front Sky Sports Premier League broadcast

Sky Sports is putting four young football fans in front of the cameras and giving viewers at home a special presentation of the Premier League fixture between Brentford and Liverpool on January 2nd 2023. Titled Premier League Juniors, the broadcast will offer viewers an alternative way to watch the fixture, available exclusively on Sky Sports […]

December 20, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Research: Screen time replacing pocket money

Research from Sky Mobile has revealed that traditional pocket money is no longer king, with 4 in 5 parents (84 per cent) now turning to alternative ‘payments’ with extra screentime on devices (18 per cent), sweet treats (13 per cent) and in-game purchases (13 per cent) coming out on top. The study found that half […]

November 15, 2022

Study: Screens help cognitive development in children

A study published in Frontiers in Psychology, has examined the impact passive screen use has on a young child’s cognitive development. It found screen exposure – whether that be from a TV or mobile device – can be beneficial, depending on the context in which it’s viewed. Researchers from the University of Portsmouth and Paris […]

September 22, 2022