PARIS– French digital terrestrial net Gulli and Ireland’s Monster Entertainment and Jam Media topped the Cartoon Tributes Awards at the Cartoon Forum, the co-production mini-mart dedicated to European TV animation.Lagardere-owned Gulli won broadcaster of the year, while Monster and Jam Media won the investor-distributor and producer nods, respectively. Kids’ channel Gulli broadcasts an eclectic mix of French and international shows, notably British fantasy-adventure series “Merlin” and local toon skeins like “Linus et Boon.” Dublin-based Monster finances and distributes TV series worldwide, notably the long-running, music-themed series “Planet Rock Profiles,” which has sold to more than 168 countries. Jam produces a range of shows that air around the world, including “Picme,” a popular toon on PBS Kids Sprout in the U.S., Nickelodeon Junior worldwide and Irish broadcaster RTE; and “Roy,” a live action-animation mockumentary airing in the U.K., Ireland, Australia and Scandinavia. The 800 Cartoon Forum participants selected the winners.
Data provided by:Nielsen Media Research (Preliminary Results)