About the event

Kidscreen Summit is renowned as the kids entertainment industry’s most important annual event. In 2013, the conference welcomed more than 1,600 attendees from 47 countries. Top executives attend Kidscreen Summit to take advantage of the year’s best business networking, and to engage in critical dialogue on issues that affect the industry.

2013 statistics

1,600 delegates
47 countries represented
98% plan to attend again
99% would recommend the event to colleagues
400+ content buyers
900+ producers/distributors

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Sebastian Debertin

Head of International Content Acquisitions & Co-Productions


Sebastian Debertin helped create and launch KiKA – Der Kinderkanal of ARD & ZDF in November 1996. As Head of Fiction, Acquisitions and Co-Productions, a position he has held for more than 15 years, Sebastian oversees all international acquisitions, productions and co-productions. Sebastian has won several national and international awards, including an Emmy.

When it comes to acquisitions and co-productions, he looks for all genres of programming from international sources. Furthermore, he is responsible for program development, contract negotiations with national and international partners, relationship management with KI.KA’s international production and distribution partners, supervision of productions, co-productions and dubbing projects, and securing third-party funding. In his role as Deputy Managing and Programming Director, Sebastian is responsible for international business affairs and development on behalf of the channel.

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