Federation Kids & Family Appoint Little Dot Studios to Launch Digital Platforms
Cottonwood Media’s Global Hits Head to new outlets
Paris, Sept. 4th 2018
Premium kids content distributor Federation Kids & Family and its production studio Cottonwood Media are delighted to announce the appointment of Little Dot Studios to manage the digital presence of their premium kids content on YouTube platforms.
Leading distributor of premium television content on YouTube Little Dot Studios will be tasked with setting up YouTube channels for Cottonwood Media’s top tier programming to grow their global digital presence and viewership. The companies will work together to develop a bespoke, online digital strategy for each individual show, to both help raise awareness of the shows and support regional broadcasters and local platforms. Little Dot Studios will be in charge of regularly uploading new content, creating compilations and targeted playlists, optimizing and scheduling all content, and working closely with YouTube Kids to maximize cross-promotion opportunities.
The agreement will kick off with Cottonwood’s flagship shows currently airing on traditional broadcasters in over 160 territories worldwide, including: preschool hit The Ollie & Moon Show (52 x 11), animated comedy Squish (52 x 11), and tween dramas Find me in Paris (52 x 26) and Love Divina (60 x 45).
David Michel, President Federation Kids & Family and Cottonwood media stated, “We are delighted to be working with a leading YouTube expert such as Little Dot Studios. The ability to reach viewers in a much more direct manner provides our shows – which are already widely distributed and performing very well on traditional broadcast outlets – an exciting and new area of opportunity.”
Wayne Davison, MD, Content Acquisition & Distribution, Little Dot Studios, added, “We love the content that the creative powerhouses Federation Kids & Family and Cottonwood Media are producing. This is a great opportunity for us to bring these fantastic series to new global digital audiences. YouTube is a platform that has the potential to deliver TV shows and kids content to huge, young audiences and we love working with the best partners and content creators to ensure their titles reach those viewers.
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About Cottonwood Media
A subsidiary of Federation Entertainment, Cottonwood Media was created by David Michel, Zoé Carrera & Cécile Lauritano. With offices in Los Angeles and Paris, the company creates, produces and invests in premium, talent-driven content with a focus on bringing together North American and European audiences, on both linear and non-linear platforms. Cottonwood Media‘s widely sold shows include: animated preschool hit The Ollie & Moon Show, sold in 150 countries and recipient of the coveted Common Sense Media Seal; premium live action ballet series Find me in Paris, co-produced with ZDF and ZDF Enterprises; and Squish, an animated comedy for 6-11 year-olds based on the NYT Best-Selling books by Jennifer and Matthew Holm, among others. Cottonwood Media is the production arm of Federation Kids & Family, the global family distribution division of Federation Entertainment which distributes original content from both companies as well as third party acquisitions.
About Federation Kids & Family
Headed by co-founder David Michel, Federation Kids & Family is a global kids’ content producer and distributor, and a division of Federation Entertainment, a leading global media group specializing in high-end international programming. Federation Kids & Family distributes original content from Federation’s children’s production arm, Cottonwood Media such as animated preschool series The Ollie and Moon Show, animated comedy Squish for 6-10 year olds, daily teen dramas Find me in Paris and Love, Divina, as well as premium third party programming.
About Little Dot Studios
Little Dot Studios is one of the fastest growing next generation media companies, managing YouTube channels, Facebook pages, and social video content for kids content, global sport, TV brands and consumer products divisions – working with over 150 independent production companies (such as Darrell MacQueen, Collingwood & Co, Hoho Entertainment and CHF), brand owners and broadcasters including Cartoon Network, WB/DC Kids, Discovery Kids, ITV, Channel 4, as well as the ECB (England & Wales Cricket Board), FIA for Formula E, the FA, International Hockey Federation and IMG. In addition, Little Dot Studios is also one of the biggest producers of digital original video developing and creating content for broadcasters and brands such as Scripps, All4, Porsche, Samsung, Pepsi and Honda.