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Entertaining the kids


Company name: Sixteen South

Colin Williams is the founder and creative director of Sixteen South Television, a children's television production company making programmes for broadcasters across the globe, including the BBC, Nickelodeon, US cable giant Sprout and ABC Australia.

Sixteen South is based in Belfast where it has produced all its work since being founded in 2008.

That includes more than 200 episodes of premium children's television including Sesame Tree, Big City Park, Big and Small, Pajanimals and Driftwood Bay. It has also worked with the most respected names in kids' TV around the world, including Sesame Workshop and The Jim Henson Company.

Sixteen South's shows have won around a dozen creative plaudits, including an IFTA, a BAFTA and a nomination for two EMMY awards, which saw them compete with shows of the calibre of Sesame Street.

Mr William is also visiting professor at University of Ulster's School of Art, where he is working to bring international attention to the school.

Belfast Telegraph