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Kidscreen Announces Final Hot50 Rankings

Netflix, DHX Media, LEGO and Cartoon Network all secure number-one spots.

TORONTO -- Kidscreen announced the results of its Hot50 ranking of 2015’s leading companies in broadcasting, production, distribution, licensing and digital media. These rankings were determined by vote, with all of Kidscreen’s 15,000+ magazine and newsletter subscribers invited to participate over a three-week period earlier this month. Here are the final results by category:


1.  Netflix

2.  Cartoon Network US

3.  CBeebies


5.  Disney Channel

6.  DHX Media

7.  Sprout

8.  KiKa

9.  Super RTL

10.  YTV


1.  Cartoon Network Studios

2.  9 Story Media Group

3.  DreamWorks Animation Television

4.  DHX Media

5.  Sinking Ship Entertainment

6.  Animaccord Animation Studio

7.  Amazon Studios

8.  Breakthrough Entertainment

9.  Brown Bag Films

10.  Spin Master Entertainment


1.  DHX Media

2.  CAKE

3.  9 Story Media Group

4.  Entertainment One (eOne)

5.  Sesame Workshop

6.  Nelvana Enterprises

7.  The Jim Henson Company

8.  PGS Entertainment

9.  Breakthrough Entertainment

10.  Saban Brands


1.  The LEGO Group

2.  Entertainment One Family (eOne Family)

3.  DHX Brands

4.  Nelvana Enterprises

5.  Sesame Workshop

6.  Saban Brands

7.  Wicked Cool Toys

8.  Zodiak Kids

9.  Budge Studios

10.  ITV Studios Global Entertainment


1.  Cartoon Network Digital

2.  Toca Boca

3.  DHX Media

4.  Sesame Workshop

5.  Hopster

6.  Rovio Entertainment

7.  DreamWorksTV

8.  Maker Studios

9.  Nelvana Digital

10.  National Geographic Kids

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 2016 (February 8-11 in Miami, Florida) as well as being profiled in a special print issue due out on December 10. The issue will be mailed to Kidscreen’s full circulation list, plus distributed at NATPE and Kidscreen Summit in the New Year. The Hot50 companies will also be showcased on a dedicated microsite for a full year. The content will then be archived so it’s still searchable and accessible online.

Source: Kidscreen

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.