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Tuesday, January 30

  • 9 a.m. EST
    Quest for the Best

    Our signature opening session on leading programmers returns with Disney’s Rick Clodfelter, Warner Bros. Discovery’s Zia Sands, BBC Children’s Anna Taganov and SVT’s Helena Nylander.
  • 10 a.m. EST
    Keynote: YouTube’s Lauren Glaubach

    As director and global head of youth partnerships and programming at YouTube, Lauren Glaubach will share insights on how best to work with the leading video platform for kids.
  • 11 a.m. EST
    Keynote: CAKE’s Ed Galton

    Ed Galton, CEO of CAKE, will weigh in on how the boutique independent outfit is approaching the latest shifts in the kids’ business.
  • 12 p.m. EST
    The Big Picture

    This super panel will hear from BBC Studios Kids & Family’s Cecilia Persson, Paramount’s Lauren Marriott, Cyber Group Studios’ Raphaëlle Mathieu and 9 Story’s Alix Wiseman about navigating the challenges of the ecosystem today.
  • 1:30 p.m. EST
    Keynote: WildBrain’s Josh Scherba

    In his first TV Kids Festival appearance since becoming president and CEO of the powerhouse kids’ media company, Josh Scherba will showcase WildBrain’s thriving multiplatform brand-building strategies.
  • 3 p.m. EST
    Keynote: Tom Ascheim

    An industry veteran who led some of media’s most iconic kids’ brands, including Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, Tom Ascheim will share his expertise on engaging with youth audiences today.

Wednesday, January 31

Thursday, February 1

  • 9 a.m. EST
    TV Kids Pioneer Award: Lucy Murphy

    This winter’s TV Kids Pioneer Award recipient, Lucy Murphy is responsible for the new Sky Kids linear channel and an expanding lineup of on-demand shows on the pay-TV platform in the U.K. and Ireland.
  • 10:30 a.m. EST
    Full STEAM Ahead

    Sesame Workshop’s Susan Scheiner, ZDF Studios’ Oliver Grundel and Bejuba! Entertainment’s Tatiana Kober will discuss incorporating science, technology, engineering, arts and math into kids’ content.
  • 12 p.m. EST
    In Their Feelings

    Social-emotional learning takes center stage in this panel discussion with Atlantyca Entertainment’s Claudia Mazzucco, Acamar Films’ Mikael Shields, Lion Forge Entertainment’s Koyalee Chanda and MIAM! distribution’s Mélanie Errea.
  • 1:30 p.m. EST
    Mass Exposure

    What’s the best way to maximize your IP on YouTube? Hear valuable insights from HARI’s Sophie “Kido” Prigent,’s Brian C. Janes, Wind Sun Sky Entertainment’s Jo Redfern and C To The B Productions’ Claude Brooks.
  • 3 p.m. EST
    Creative Keynote: Eric Fogel

    The TV Kids Festival wraps with a conversation with Eric Fogel, executive producer of DreamWorks Animation’s Megamind Rules!

Friday, February 2

  • CAKE’s The Guava Juice Show
    The wacky adventures of 14-year-old Roi and his best friends, fearless fellow teen Jenny and Guava, a risk-averse neurotic talking fruit, as they travel through the multiverse in a magical bathtub.
  • CAKE’s Cracké Family Scramble
    First-time daddy ostrich Ed scrambles to keep control over his eight kids, turning every family activity into a hilarious adventure! Non-dialogue.
  • Cyber Group Studios’ Press Start!
    Follow Sunny and Rue in their incredible adventure inside a video game with their favorite hero, Super Rabbit Boy.
  • Cyber Group Studios’ Alex Player
    Alex and his teammates juggle their school life and their training to win the esports national inter-school championship.
  • ZDF Studios’ Theodosia
    In season two, when her magic goes out of control, Theodosia is caught up in a battle to save the world, save her relationship and survive a new school.
  • ZDF Studios’ Surviving Summer
    Fierce and fearless Brooklyn teen Summer Torres is exiled Down Under to live with ambitious young surfer Ari Gibson and his family; she’ll spend the next couple of months falling in love with surfing, driving Ari crazy and upending everyone’s lives.


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