Benoit Runel

Executive director of programming and acquisitions, Fox Kids Europe

Fox Kids Europe has come a long way since its launch, when much of its programming came from the Saban library. It’s getting into co-productions as well as acquisitions, investing $35,000-$45,000 per episode, depending on the territory.

One of the reasons for moving into co-productions and acquisitions, per Frenchman Benoit Runel, is to move away from the Saban animated action shows that only appeal to boys — hence the acquisitions of girl-friendly “Totally Spies,” “Brace Face” and “Hamtaro.”

Runel is the face of FKE programming, the top programming exec at the Disney-owned company, and is responsible for 50% of the network’s output, either through pan-Euro acquisitions or co-productions. FKE also boasts 6,500 half-hours of programming through its distribution arm Buena Vista Intl., and at Mipcom will be looking to beef up its library.

“We want to not only buy for our channels, but if we find the right opportunity we will buy international distribution rights,” says Runel.

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