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Final Kidscreen Hot50 Rankings Announced

Netflix, Amazon Studios, DHX Media, The LEGO Company and YouTube Kids all secure number-one spots.

TORONTO -- Kidscreen has announced the results of its Hot50 ranking of 2016’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:


  1. Netflix
  2. Cartoon Network
  3. BS KIDS
  4. CBeebies
  5. Amazon
  6. NBCU Sprout
  7. Nickelodeon
  8. Corus Kids
  9. DHX Media
  10. Disney Channels Worldwide


  1. Amazon Studios
  2. DHX Media
  3. Sinking Ship Entertainment
  4. Cartoon Network Studios
  5. Mattel
  6. Brown Bag Films
  7. 9 Story Media Group
  8. The LEGO Group
  9. Entertainment One
  10. Zag America/Zagtoon


  1. DHX Media
  2. CAKE
  3. Entertainment One
  4. 9 Story Media Group
  5. The Jim Henson Company
  6. Sesame Workshop
  7. Sinking Ship Entertainment
  8. The Pokémon Company
  9. PBS Distribution
  10. Boat Rocker Rights


  1. The LEGO Group
  2. Aardman Animations
  3. Entertainment One
  4. DHX Media
  5. Cartoon Network
  6. Nickelodeon Consumer Products
  7. Mattel
  8. Sesame Workship
  9. Hasbro
  10. Rovio Entertainment


  1. YouTube Kids
  2. Toca Boca
  4. Cartoon Network
  5. DHX Media
  6. The Pokémon Company
  7. Sinking Ship Entertainment
  8. Rovio Entertainment
  9. DreamWorks TV
  10. Hopster

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 2017 (February 13-16 in Miami, FL).

All of the Hot50 companies are showcased on a dedicated microsite for a full year, 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.

Source: Kidscreen