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CMF Says Get it Right

New CMF event on March 4th 2016 Join us to hear Tony Bradman outline the purposes and approaches of the “Get it Right” campaign and talk about his philosophy and career as an author. Date/time: 4th March 5.15 – 7.15pm Venue: Warner Bros. Preview Theatre and Bar Register here – free event, including drinks reception “Get It Right from a Genuine Site” @getitright is a pan-media campaign […]

Charter Conversation Continues

BBC Charter renewal and it’s impact on BBC Children’s and beyond… Update from CMF Chair, Anna Home O.B.E A number of CMF supporters attended a meeting at New Broadcasting House in London on 18th January organised by the BBC alumni group in association with CMF, at which Alice Webb, Director of BBC Children’s and James Purnell, […]

New Animation Scheme – Shortlist Announced

  CBBC and BBC Worldwide announce the shortlist for the Channel’s first animation pilot scheme Eight Companies Shortlisted for Anim8 A nationwide search for ideas received almost 300 entries. The eight chosen will be supported in the next stage of development by CBBC and BBC worldwide with the projects being assessed again in March, and an announcement of the successful animation […]

A Better Deal for British Kids

CMF launches campaign to secure funding for children’s content at the BBC and beyond. Sign up in support today. Consultation has closed on the Government Green Paper on the Future of the BBC (and two Parliamentary reviews into the same issue).  We now move in to a phase in which the DCMS will formulate its ideas for a White Paper. The Green Paper […]

Jackanory at 50 – Join us to celebrate an icon of storytelling

On December 13th, a star-studded cast will take to the stage at the new Foyles building in Charing Cross Rd, to remember ‘Jackanory’ at its best – and funniest. Don’t miss your chance to join the celebration in the heart of London’s West End. Jackanory at 50 Sunday December 13, 3pm (for a 3.30pm start) – 5pm Plus: a drinks reception […]

CMF Financial Support

Donations from Supporters and Patrons are what keep us going – join up today. With CMF now entering a full campaigning period we need the help of our Patrons, Corporate Supporters and Supporters more than ever.We are actively lobbying the government on issues which will define the landscape for children’s media over the next ten years. If we can achieve […]


When MPs and Lords returned in the early summer, CMF’s Jayne Kirkham rebuilt the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children’s Media and the Arts. As the new Parliament got under way, with many new faces and some of the APPG’s supporters and officers taking ministerial roles, it took a lot of behind the scenes work to establish which […]

The CMS Select Committees Report into The Future of the BBC – A statement from The CMF

The Children’s Media Foundation read with interest the Culture Media and Sport Select Committee’s Report into the Future of the BBC, and is glad that the Report commends the BBC for the provision and content of its children’s programming over the last Charter period and recognises the importance of television to children’s early learning and […]

YouTube’s Free Children’s App – A Statement from CMF

The Children’s Media Foundation welcomes YouTube’s launch of its standalone free children’s app – it is a great step forward particularly for younger viewers. But more still needs to be done and we urge YouTube and other platforms to focus more research and development into making their web provision more child appropriate, particularly for the […]

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