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Hot50 2022 is open for entries

The submissions window for Kidscreen’s Hot50, an annual ranking of the top 50 companies in kids broadcasting, production, distribution, licensing and digital media, is now open.

Applicants have until July 29 to complete an online form outlining their company’s three biggest achievements from the last 12 months. Submissions can be made in more than one category, depending on the scope of a company’s business, and there is no cost to enter.

In October, Kidscreen’s newsletter and magazine subscribers will get a chance to vote once in each category to determine 2022′s official rankings.

Last year, Disney+ joined repeat winner Netflix at the top of the broadcasting list, while Jetpack earned its first-ever Hot50 distribution crown. In production, Canadian prodco 9 Story Media Group dethroned Sinking Ship Entertainment; PBS KIDS was number-one in digital media for a third consecutive year; and The LEGO Group defended its top licensing spot.