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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Andrew Beecham



Andrew Beecham is Senior Vice President, Programming for 24-hour preschool television channel Sprout.  Beecham is responsible for program and digital strategy, original programming, scheduling, program operations and acquisitions for Sprout’s digital cable channel and video on demand (VOD) and online offerings.

Prior to joining the network, Beecham was Senior Vice President for HIT Entertainment where he developed the overall look and feel, programming strategy and launch for Sprout in September 2005.

For nine years previously, Beecham worked for ABC Cable Networks where he launched the Disney Channel in the UK.  As Director, Playhouse Disney for the Worldwide Programming Strategy Group, he created and rolled out the International Playhouse Disney format to Disney Channels worldwide and executive produced over 50 studio production series.  He is also credited with creating the world’s first preschool cooking show, Bite Size.

Beecham also worked for BBC TV in the UK as a writer/producer creating on air promotions, as well as launching BBC Prime.  Previous to this, he ran Pink Hippo Productions, a corporate training video production company, where he won numerous awards including Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Beecham earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Television and Music from Kent University in the UK.  He and his wife now reside in Philadelphia with their two children, Hannah and Ollie.

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