Speaker Details

Full Name
Estelle Hughes
Company
Sky Kids
Job Title
Commissioning Editor
Biography
Estelle is part of the commissioning team at the UK’s Sky Kids SVOD service which commissions and acquires all genres for under-12s. Her current Sky Kids projects include Magic Light’s preschool animation “Pip and Posy”, Wildseed’s animated comedy “Dodo” and several shows in development. Prior to joining Sky in 2020 she was an Executive Producer on the UK/New Zealand 3 season co-production of ITV/Pukeko’s animated “Thunderbirds Are Go”, and co-owner of 3Line Media who created and produced 104 episodes of “Driver Dan’s Story Train” for CBeebies and Abu Dhabi’s Twofour54.

Her earlier career was in UK broadcast as Controller of Children’s ITV (2003-2006 which spanned the launch of the CiTV Channel), Head of Acquisitions at Children’s BBC, and in channel management at the UK Disney Channel. There was also a wonderfully sunny brief period at the start of the millennium story-lining for Jonathan M. Shiff Productions in Melbourne and Brisbane. In the sun.
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Country (Address)
United Kingdom
Estelle Hughes