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The Great Kids-Summit. 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 crucial genre and a hotly contested field in Germany. New media consumption habits and fiercer competition have now also come to affect the market situation. Though digital and interactive content provide for new modes of commercialization, these depend on attractive distribution venues to get through to children today. The “Great Kids Summit” presents thriving formats, talks strategy, trends and factors of success in an international context, and pinpoints opportunities for producing companies and broadcasters in Germany to benefit from these latest developments.

We are especially pleased that our list of speakers includes Eric Ellenbogen, the founder of Classic Media and one of the most influential and distinguished voices in international children’s programming.

A comprehensive international overview provided by Johanna Karsenty (MEDIAMTERIE – Eurodata TV Worldwide) will be followed by a series of inspiring keynotes, including presentations by Carsten Göttel (SUPER RTL), Dominic Gardiner (Jetpack Distribution) and Marc Goodchild (IpDipSkyBlue).

The closing panel featuring Milagros Aleman (Nickelodeon), Barbara Biermann (ZDF), Brigitta Mühlenbeck (WDR), Elke Walthelm (Sky Deutschland), Claude Schmit (SUPER RTL) and Dr. Mark Specht (Nickelodeon) will then discuss how producing companies and broadcasters in Germany can make the most out of the latest developments.


Jochen Voß, CrossVoss, Cologne

10:00 hrs • Welcome

10:15 - 11:00 hrs • Presentation

Kids Programming – International Tops, Trends and Tendencies
Johanna Karsenty, Director of International Research, MEDIAMETRIE – Eurodata TV Worldwide, Paris

11:00 - 11:45 hrs • Keynote

Children’s Television – Anything but Child’s Play
Carsten Göttel, Head of Programming, SUPER RTL, Cologne

11:45 - 12:15 hrs • Coffee break

12:15 - 13:00 hrs • Showcase

The Jetpack Journey – TV Content for Kids around the Globe
Dominic Gardiner, CEO, Jetpack Distribution, London

13:00 - 14:00 hrs • Lunch break

14:00 -14:45 hrs • Keynote

DreamWorks Classics – From Top Studio Level Content to Classic Kids Series
Eric Ellenbogen, Co-Head International TV and DreamWorks Classics, Glendale
adjoining Q&A with Frank Dietz, Head of Acquisitions and Co-Productions, SUPER RTL, Cologne

14:45 - 15:30 hrs • Keynote

Digitalisation – Has TV Become the Second Screen for Kids?
Marc Goodchild, Founder, SyncScreen / TheLittleBigPartnership, London

15:30 - 16:00 hrs • Coffee break

16:00 - 17:00 hrs • Closing panel

The State of Things in Germany – Trends and Currents in Children’s Television
Milagros Aleman, Senior Vice President / Managing Director, Nickelodeon, Berlin
Barbara Biermann, Head of Main Editorial Departement Children and Youth , ZDF, Mainz
Brigitta Mühlenbeck, Head of Children’s and Family TV Unit, WDR, Cologne
Elke Walthelm, Vice President Partner Channels, Sky Deutschland, München
Claude Schmit, CEO, SUPER RTL, Cologne
Dr.Mark Specht, Vice President Advertising & Brand Solutions, Nickelodeon, Berlin


04. September 2014
10:00 - 17:00


Picassoplatz 1
50679 Cologne