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Tuesday, June 4

  • 9 a.m. EDT
    Buyer Briefing

    The fourth edition of the TV Kids Summer Festival will kick off with a powerhouse opening session featuring KiKA’s Sebastian Debertin, M6 Group’s Coralie Boitrelle-Laigle, RTÉ’s Suzanne Kelly and Sandbox Group’s Ellen Solberg discussing their programming strategies.
  • 10:30 a.m. EDT
    In the Know with Dubit

    Dubit’s David W. Kleeman will showcase new research on kids’ content trends and discuss the challenges of discoverability and brand-building today in conversation with children’s media expert Emily Horgan.
  • 12 p.m. EDT
    Hasbro Entertainment’s Olivier Dumont

    As president of Hasbro Entertainment, Olivier Dumont leads the unit tasked with adapting the toy giant’s beloved brands across multiple mediums.
  • 1:30 p.m. EDT
    Better Together

    Serious Kids’ Genevieve Dexter, Dandelooo’s Emmanuèle Pétry, DeAPlaneta Entertainment’s Carlos Biern and The Co-Production Company’s Doug Schwalbe will discuss the ins and outs of co-productions.
  • 3 p.m. EDT
    Paramount’s Ramsey Naito

    Ramsey Naito, the president of animation for Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation, will weigh in on the strengths of Paramount’s animated output across television, film and digital and the keys to franchise building in this keynote address.

Wednesday, June 5

  • 9 a.m. EDT
    Watching Windows

    As exclusivity needs change, we will spotlight successful windowing strategies being used to maximize the long-tail value of content with HARI’s Sophie “Kido” Prigent, PBS Distribution’s Joe Barrett and Thunderbird Entertainment’s Richard Goldsmith.
  • 10:30 a.m. EDT’s Albie Hecht

    Albie Hecht, chief content officer of, will offer up his views on the keys to success in the creator economy.
  • 12 p.m. EDT
    Disney Branded Television’s Alyssa Sapire

    Alyssa Sapire will showcase what’s driving the success of The Walt Disney Company’s preschool service, Disney Jr.
  • 1:30 p.m. EDT
    Known IP

    As platforms and audiences alike clamor for known properties, Sesame Workshop’s Kay Wilson Stallings, Tiger Aspect Kids & Family’s Tom Beattie and ZDF Studios’ Oliver Grundel will share tips and tricks for maintaining long-running franchises and rebooting beloved classics.
  • 3 p.m. EDT
    Keith Chapman

    The creator of such iconic brands as Bob the Builder and PAW Patrol, Keith Chapman will talk about navigating the kids’ content landscape today.

Thursday, June 6

  • 9 a.m. EDT
    TV Kids Pioneer Award: Adina Pitt

    For her outstanding contributions to the children’s media business, Warner Bros. Discovery’s Adina Pitt will be presented the TV Kids Pioneer Award as she shares her approach to acquisitions and co-productions.
  • 10:30 a.m. EDT
    Cyber Group Toons In

    An inside look at Cyber Group Studios’ approach to animation innovation with Dominique Bourse, chairman and CEO; Raphaëlle Mathieu, COO; and Pierre Belaïsch, chief creative officer.
  • 12 p.m. EDT
    Nina Hahn

    Industry veteran Nina Hahn, a Nickelodeon alum who has now founded the consultancy Luna Bean Partners, will articulate her thoughts on where the kids’ media business is headed.
  • 1:30 p.m. EDT
    Marc Brown

    Creator Marc Brown, behind the long-running success Arthur, will share the message of celebrating uniqueness in his new show Hop.

Friday, June 7: Screenings Day

  • ZDF Studios’ Dinomite and Lucy
    The adventures of teenage dinosaur and madcap inventor Dinomite and his wild and unruly human pet, Lucy, in the sleepy but eccentric dinosaur town of Fernham.
  • ZDF Studios’ Sam and Julia
    Coming from a distant island, Julia, a cute and speedy little she-mouse, has moved into The Mouse Mansion. She meets Sam, a welcoming and crafty little he-mouse. Despite their different characters, they soon get to very much like each other. Sam helps his new little neighbor friend get used to her new life.
  • ZDF Studios’ Tobie Lolness
    Timothée de Fombelle’s award-winning novel has sold over 1 million copies in 30 countries. It’s a coming-of-age story of adventure, heroism, friendship and survival, with a powerful environmental message, set in a miniature world.
  • HARI’s Mystery Lane
    After an amazing start (over a million views in six weeks after the launch on France Télévisions), a Christmas special (1×44 min.) is being delivered this year.
  • HARI’s Grizzy & the Lemmings
    The latest season sees the multi-award-winning slapstick phenomenon—and top ten most-watched kids’ show on Netflix worldwide in 2023—traveling the world with the much-loved characters going wackier. Season four delivers in 2024.
  • Dandelooo’s Pong Pong Dino
    Get ready to explore a world where food comes to life in massive proportions, and five kids are about to set off on an unforgettable adventure.


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