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The Great Kids Summit 2017. Trends and Currents in Children’s Television

A seminar co-hosted by SUPER RTL and HMR International GmbH & Co. KG

Children’s programming has always been a standout genre marked by intense competition around the world. New digital distribution channels and hard-fought contests over them have now come to define this marketplace. Which kind of content suits this segment, and how must it be shaped to get through to today’s young audience? The Great Kids Summit will showcase successful formats, examine strategies, trends, and critical factors to succeed in an international context, and will explore opportunities for producing companies and broadcasters to make the most of current developments.


Jochen Voß, Crossmedia Producer, Prime Productions, Cologne

10.00 – 10.15 hrs • Welcome

Claude Schmit, CEO, SUPER RTL, Cologne

10.15 – 11.00 hrs • Presentation

Digitalisation – And Its Effects on Kids Programming
Carsten Brüggerhoff
, Senior Consultant, &samhoud Deutschland, Cologne

11.00 – 11.45 hrs • Keynote

Knowledge is Power – but Ignorance is Bliss. TV’s Defective Relationship to Education
Carsten Göttel, Head of Programme, SUPER RTL, Cologne

11.45 – 12.15 hrs • Coffee break

12.15 – 13.00 hrs • Keynote

Mister Maker, LoliRock & Totally Spies! – How to Create Successful Global Program Brands
Jean-Philippe Randisi
, CEO, Zodiak Kids, London

13.00 – 14.00 hrs • Lunch break

14.00 – 14.45 hrs • Keynote

360 ° – Taking Kids Brands Across All Platforms, from TV and On-Demand, to Books, Apps and Toys
Christopher Keenan
, SVP & Executive Producer, Content Development & Production, Mattel Creations, London

14.45 – 15.30 hrs • Keynote

Fun Stuff with a Purpose – Positive Multi-Platform Kids Content with Global Growth Potential
Anttu Harlin, Co-Founder & CEO, Gigglebug Entertainment, Helsinki

15.30 – 16.00 hrs • Coffee break

16.00 – 17.00 hrs • Closing panel

A Look at Germany – Trends and Currents in Children’s Television
Carsten Göttel, Head of Programme, SUPER RTL, Cologne
Stefan Kreutzer, Business Development Manager, remote control productions, Munich
Brigitta Mühlenbeck, Head of Children’s and Family TV Unit, WDR, Cologne
Wolfgang Schmitz, CEO & Designer, Ahoiii Entertainment, Cologne


* tbc


14. September 2017
10.00 –17.00 hrs


Picassoplatz 1
50679 Cologne


185 EUR plus VAT