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Joseph Channon

The Walt Disney Company

Programme Planner

Joseph Channon

Joseph has been working in Children’s TV for over ten years and is currently a Programme Planner in the Disney XD team. He’s had the privilege of attending CMC twice before now and will be blogging for it for the first time this year.

Joseph's Sessions

Report - Let’s Talk About Sex

Posted on: Thursday 05 July 2018 1:57pm

What is being done to bring taboo topics to kids and young people? Covering sexual, emotional and personal education in engaging and meaningful ways.  Takeaway: Sex education is an important part of a child's emotional development and needs to be addressed in a frank but human manner. There is no…

Report - Prix Jeunesse in a Suitcase

Posted on: Thursday 05 July 2018 1:00pm

The world of children's TV comes to Sheffield, with outstanding and intriguing highlights from the recently staged premier international festival, Prix Jeunesse. Takeaway: • There is an astounding variety in children's TV worldwide that is worth becoming acquainted with by anyone who is looking to work on a global stage.…

Report - Put It Down To Experience

Posted on: Thursday 05 July 2018 12:16am

How do real-world experiences engage children and enhance a brand's relationship with its audience? Four different approaches to the new emerging experience economy. Takeaway: • Consumers are increasingly looking for experiential events rather than products. • An experience can be a powerful brand enhancing tool for some companies or the…

Report - Is The Internet Really Broken?

Posted on: Wednesday 04 July 2018 4:36pm

Can publishers, creators, parents and governments trust computers and algorithms to make intelligent decisions about what is shown to children online? Takeaway: Big platforms (especially Google) are placing an increased importance on algorithms both to model their users for advertising and to control what content is provided to them. However,…

Report - Bagging a Book Deal

Posted on: Wednesday 04 July 2018 3:08pm

Do you have a brand or license that you believe is perfect for a children's book? Find out what publishers are really looking for from our expert panel. Takeaway: • Whilst an IP can be attractive to publishers due to the promise of a built-in audience, the key thing that…