MIPTV: Former KidsCo CEO Paul Robinson Joins Germany's Your Family Entertainment

YFE holds licenses for animated kids fare including "The Fairly Oddparents."
YFE holds licenses for animated kids fare including "The Fairly Oddparents."
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Paul Robinson, the exec who co-founded and ran NBCUniversal’s international children’s channel KidsCo through 2011, has joined German group Your Family Entertainment (YFE) and will head up plans to take the Munich-based kids brand global.

YFE has operated its children’s pay TV channel yourfamily in German-speaking Europe since 2007 and added RiC, a free-to-air satellite channel, in 2012. Robinson sees space in the international market for a new kids channel following KidsCo’s recent closure by NBCUniversal and Corus.

“Your Family Entertainment was a content supplier to KidsCo and shares similar values and attributes,” Robinson said. “There is a gap in the market now that KidsCo has disappeared and YFE is best placed to fill that gap for platforms. I look forward to helping to roll out YFE’s channels internationally.”

At its peak under Robinson, KidsCo was available in 18 languages in 98 countries worldwide.

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