I think it’s fair to say that reporting for Newsround is a job like no other in journalism. I know John Craven and all those who’ve followed in his footsteps would agree. This week alone, I’ve gone from explaining the situation in Myanmar to revealing which celebrity was behind the sausage costume on ITV’s The Masked Singer. In case you were wondering, it was Joss Stone… all in a day’s work for a Newsround presenter.
Celebrities such as Gemma Collins, Kimberley Walsh, Bobby Berk, Courtney Act and Bruno Tonioli are set to take part, with Julie Hesmondhalgh providing the voiceover.
The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma Collins will showcase her entrepreneurial flair and give a business studies lesson, sharing advice on how to come up with a killer business idea, plus the best way to create a brand that will stand out.
Under the new title Mimi & Co, the CBBC series will see influencer Mimi Missfit try a host of exciting new activities with her family and friends that push her further out of her comfort zone, from trapezing with her sister Erika to ballet dancing with her friend Koladet.
The platform will include a wide range of both entertaining and educational series and films from the CBBC and CBeebies, as well as other suitable BBC programming.
To access the site, users simply have to select the monster shaped ‘children’ button when asked who’s watching.
The categories have also been simplified to make it easier for child viewers, who will find their favourite series divided into Trending, Drama, Funny and Cartoons. Live broadcasts of the CBBC and CBeebies channels can also be easily accessed.
The BBC has announced an array of new multi-platform commissions developed by BBC Children’s In-House Productions, introducing a strong line-up of children’s drama for CBBC and BBC iPlayer.
Blue Peter will mark its 60th anniversary with Blue Peter’s Big Birthday. The celebrations started last October with a Strictly Come Dancing Special for Children in Need, a Royal visit and the introduction of guest editors to the show.
"Slime is officially dead,” declares Emma Scott, CEO of Beano Studios. As the custodian of one of Britain’s most beloved brands, she is responsible for bringing the Beano brand into the 21st century.
The Beano comic is still profitable, she points out, although the 35,000 copies it sells each week are a far cry from the 2 million copies it sold during its heyday in the 1950s.
CBBC’s Horrible Histories was the subject of RTS London’s latest production focus in early November – with a team of creatives from producers Lion Television explaining how they put together the award-winning show.
Veteran diversity campaigner Baroness Benjamin shows that campaigning and creativity go hand-in-hand