• New international sales director at Vivid, Carl Raven.
    New international sales director at Vivid, Carl Raven.

CBeebies shows sent to Latin America


A recent agreement between BBC Studios and the streaming video on demand (SVOD) app PlayKids, will make popular CBeebies shows like Clangers and Dinopaws available in Latin America.


PlayKids users will have immediate access to the shows which will be streamed in Portuguese and Spanish. The shows included in the deal are: Charlie & Lola, Hey Duggee, Sarah & Duck, Nelly & Nora, Clangers, Go Jetters and Dinopaws.


PlayKids is available on both the App Store and Google Play and is certified by the kidSAFE seal program.




Carl Raven steps up


Carl Raven has been appointed as the new international sales director at Vivid, while outgoing international sales director, Jonathan Busher leaves to start a consulting business.


“Carl brings experience and passion into our expanding Vivid team and we are very much looking forward to welcoming him to the company. At the same time I want to thank Jonathan Busher for his unrelenting passion for the Vivid business and his incredible commitment to the company,” Tony Hicks, CEO of Vivid Toy Group said.


Raven has previously served at Hasbro, Tomy, Summer Infant and K'Nex.



 Image courtesy of Toy World magazine.


Miffy to premiere on big screen


Beijing WD pictures is set to bring Miffy and Friends to life on the big screen in 2020.


A deal between Mercis B.V – the Dutch publisher and rights holder – Beijing WD Pictures and Italy’s Orisa Produzioni will see the popular preschool brand premiere on the silver screen.


The yet untitled Miffy and Friends film will be a live-action cross CGI production, created for Chinese audiences.


The brand has grown in Asia, becoming a classic character in Japan and China. To date, 250 licensees produce Miffy products in the region.


Ducth cartoonist Dick Bruna created Miffy in 1995, so it would be unsurprising if many 20 somethings buy tickets to the film in the name of nostalgia.




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