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FINAL KIDSCREEN HOT50 RANKINGS 2017 ANNOUNCED

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Kidscreen is thrilled to announce the results of its Hot50 ranking of 2017’s leading companies in broadcasting, production, distribution, licensing and digital media.

These rankings were determined by vote, with all of Kidscreen’s 16,500+ magazine and newsletter subscribers invited to participate over a three-week period in the fall. Here are the final results by category:

BROADCASTING
1.  Netflix

  1. PBS KIDS
  2. Nickelodeon
  3. Cartoon Network
  4. Amazon
  5. BBC Children’s
  6. Universal Kids/Sprout
  7. France Télévisions
  8. TVO Kids
  9. Disney Channel

PRODUCTION
1.  9 Story Media Group/Brown Bag Films

  1. Guru Studio
  2. Cartoon Network
  3. Sinking Ship Entertainment
  4. Entertainment One
  5. DHX Media
  6. JAM Media
  7. Sesame Workshop
  8. The LEGO Group
  9. The Fred Rogers Company

DISTRIBUTION

  1. CAKE Entertainment
  2. Sesame Workshop
  3. 9 Story Media Group
  4. DHX Media
  5. Jetpack Distribution
  6. Entertainment One
  7. PGS Entertainment
  8. The LEGO Group
  9. Mattel Creations
  10. DreamWorks Distribution

LICENSING

  1. The LEGO Group
  2. Entertainment One
  3. Toca Boca
  4. Sesame Workshop
  5. Cartoon Network Enterprises
  6. DHX Media
  7. Moose Toys
  8. PBS KIDS
  9. Mattel
  10. Technicolor

DIGITAL MEDIA

  1. YouTube Kids
  2. PBS KIDS
  3. The LEGO Group
  4. National Geographic Kids
  5. Cartoon Network
  6. DHX Media
  7. Xilam Animation
  8. Sinking Ship Entertainment
  9. Hopster
  10. Toca Boca

The top-ranked companies in each category will be formally inducted into the Kidscreen Hot50 Hall of Fame in a celebration to be held during Kidscreen Summit 2018 (February 12-15 • Miami, Florida).

All of the Hot50 companies are showcased on a dedicated microsite for a full year (http://kidscreen.com/hot50/2017/), and then will be archived so this content is still searchable and accessible online. A special print issue will also be distributed with Kidscreen’s February/March issue at Kidscreen Summit.

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