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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Malcolm Bird


The Viddiverse

Malcolm has worked in the entertainment industry for the past 28 years. Malcolm has operated across traditional and digital media launching three television networks, two online networks, producing thousands of hours of television programming and Internet programming.

Prior to creating The Viddiverse, Malcolm ran a public fund culminating in a $174mm acquisition. He served as senior vice president of kids and teens for AOL from December 2002 through his resignation in March 2007. Malcolm was responsible for building a business from inception, providing for AOL’s 2–12 year olds and 13- 17 year olds. Malcolm built the kids business KOL to be #4 in the US and teen business RED to be #1 in the US. Malcolm created and oversaw the strategy, development, instigation, sales, P&L, staffing, business development, marketing, and PR.

Previously Malcolm has been involved in publishing, radio, television development, television production, international business (looking after programming in Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America for a Hollywood studio), and multi platform business development. Malcolm has received two Emmy awards, nominated for a third and three Telly awards.

Malcolm played major roles in the launch of three television networks, Nickelodeon UK, TeleMonticarlo Italy and USA Broadcasting in the US. During the launch of Nickelodeon in the UK he created the programming juggernaut “NickAlive” which propelled the then failing network to first place in three months saving the network from closure and Nickelodeon’s international businesses from failing.

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