Toronto– Kidscreen has announced the results of its Hot50 ranking of this year’s leading companies in broadcasting, production, distribution, licensing and digital media. Held over a three-week period, the rankings were determined by vote, with 15,000+ Kidscreen magazine and newsletter subscribers invited to participate.

The top-ranked companies in each category will be formally inducted into the Kidscreen Hot50 Hall of Fame in a celebration that will be held during the Kidscreen Summit of 2016. The companies will be profiled in a special print issue to be mailed to Kidscreen’s circulation list come December. It will also be available at the upcoming NATPE and Kidscreen Summit

The final results are as follows:

BROADCASTING

1.  Netflix

2.  Cartoon Network US

3.  CBeebies

4.  PBS KIDS

5.  Disney Channel

6.  DHX Media

7.  Sprout

8.  KiKa

9.  Super RTL

10.  YTV

 

PRODUCTION

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

 

DISTRIBUTION

1.  DHX Media

2.  CAKE

3.  9 Story Media Group

4.  Entertainment One (eOne)