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BBC, Sky, Disney, Sesame Workshop partner on Hope Works

Collection of short film will launch simultaneously on leading children’s networks around the world, and via a dedicated YouTube channel

Broadcasters and media companies from around the world are collaborating on a new project aimed at children.

Hope Works is a collection of short films offering stories of hope and inspiration – which will launch simultaneously on leading children’s networks around the world, and via a dedicated YouTube channel, on World Children’s Day on 20th November 2018.

Broadcasters involved in the project include BBC Children’s, UK; Disney EMEA; KiKA, Germany; Sky, UK; Turner; and VRT Ketnet, Belgium

Lucy Murphy, head of kids content, UK & ROI, Sky, said: “When we first came up with the idea of a project that would get to as many children around the world as possible we never dreamed that so many giants of kids entertainment would collaborate with us, along with invaluable support from incredible individuals. With kids’ anxiety levels rocketing in response to what they are seeing, hearing and witnessing it’s vital that we reassure them that there is kindness, tolerance and hope in the world.”

Alison Stewart, children’s media consultant and producer, added: “It’s taken two years to bring Hope Works to fruition, and we are so grateful for the amazing support we’ve had from our partners around the world. They have created a set of films which offer reassurance to children at a time when good news seems in short supply.”

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