Bomanbridge Media gets a raft of kids, factual and scripted sales in lead up to ATF

Players from China, Japan, Thailand and Filipinas have picked up kids shows, factual titles and scripted series for Asian market that the distributor will showcase in ATF.

30 NOV 2022

"Dino Dana"

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Bomanbridge Media announces a number of content sales to several broadcasters in key markets in Asia before its participation at Asian TV Forum & Market 2022. Chinese streamer Youku has acquired seasons 3 and 4 of Amazon Prime Video’s Canadian live-action series "Dino Dana" (52x11’), created by Sinking Ship’s. After excellent performance measures of seasons 1 & 2 in 2021, Youku commits to a further rollout and plans to up the game in extending this Emmy-award winning franchise in China.

“With such success on the dinosaur brand, sold globally in over 150 countries, Asia has shown to be a hotbed for the Dino franchise. We’ve licensed this to almost every territory in Asia; we’d like to thank partners who have picked up the series, such as Discovery Asia, TVB, I Cable, and PCCW, GMA Philippines, Mediacorp, VTV, Astro, EBS, Coupang South Korea, Mola TV, RTB, Mongol TV, TPBS Thailand and more. In India, talks are underway for a strategic launch.”Sonia Fleck, CEO of Bomanbridge Media.

Animax Asia have picked up Japanese anime titles "Yo-Kai Watch Jam – Yo-Kai Academy Y: Close Encounters of the N Kind" (63x30’) along with "Yo-Kai Academy Y the Movie: Can a Cat be a Hero". Further sales on the franchise include Astro Malaysia picking up "Yo-Kai Watch" Season 3 (45x30’), "Yo-Kai Watch Shadowside" (49x30’) and "Yo-Kai Watch Jam – Yo-Kai Academy Y: Close Encounters of the N Kind" (63x30’). In addition, FPT Vietnam have picked up "Yo-Kai Watch" Season 3 and "Yo-Kai Watch Shadowside" along with successful football franchise "Inazuma Eleven Ares" (26x30’) and "Inazuma Eleven Orion" (49x30’) from Bomanbridge’s Kids Japanese Anime slate along with Korean animation producer Hong Dang Moo’s "Magic Adventures" (52x11’).

"Odo" from Sixteen South Studios successfully premiered on HBO Max’s Cartoonito, has already won the hearts of young viewers in more than 151 countries, more recently included leading Taiwanese broadcaster YoYo TV. In Hong Kong, PCCW have picked up kids nature discovery series "Kids Safari" (36x14’).

In addition, Bomanbridge Media have picked up Paramount globally successful CG action-adventure preschool series "PAW Patrol", produced by Spin Master Entertainment, for broadcast on Thai Public Broadcasting, staging the first broadcast on Free TV in the territory, with Season 2’s premiere date on 11th November 2022.

Thai Public Broadcasting have also picked up 40 hours of content from Bomanbridge’s factual catalogue including technology-focused "#KidsOnTech" (1x60’) and wildlife documentary "Monkeys and More: Our Closest Relative" (1x60’). True ID Thailand have picked up more than 10 hours of factual and sports content include Sabbatical Entertainment’s "Qatar World Cup Vignettes" (108x2’) and West One International’s PBS climate change documentary "Earth Emergency" (1x60’).

In further news, Discovery+ have acquired over 110 hours of Indian culture and factual entertainment content from In10 Media Network’s catalogue distributed globally by Bomanbridge Media. The deal includes EPIC channel original food series "Raja Rasoi Aur Anya Kahaniyaan" (11x60’), which explores the history and flavors of regional Indian cuisine and 2-part wildlife conservation documentary "Emerald Forest – Return of the Tigers" (2x60).

On the scripted front, Bomanbridge has closed a deal with India’s MX Player for a 7-hour package of scripted romantic comedy movies produced by Hallmark (deal brokered by Muse Entertainment) including titles "Right in Front of Me" (1x90’) and "Two For the Win" (1x90’). South-East Asia, GMA Philippines have acquired 30 hours of scripted romantic comedy including "Flip the Romance" (1x90’) and "Christmas title Unlocking Christmas" (1x90’). Bomanbridge will be bringing their latest content slate to Asia TV Forum (ATF) next month.