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Children's programming takes a hit as Apple TV+ lays off eight staffers

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Apple TV+ has been hit with a small round of layoffs as eight people who worked in kids content were let go on Tuesday.

The cuts included music, production, and development for children's programming. It is likely that the layoffs have come as Apple TV+ ended its contract with Skydance Animation, which happened in October.

According to Deadline, the fraction is pretty small compared to overall staff as the company remains dedicated to the genre. Apple TV+ has released more than 60 original kids titles since launch, and recently announced a raft of new children's shows.

In November, Apple TV+ received a record 27 Children's & Family Emmy Award nominations. When the awards were announced the following December, Apple received five awards for its content, including "Life by Ella," "Pinecone & Pony," and "Shape Island."