"The Parker Andersons"
Ahead of the Kidscreen Summit next week, Distribution360 announces a raft of new sales across its kids’ catalogue. “These recent sales demonstrate not only the breadth and depth of our evolving kids’ catalogue but also the wide appeal that our content continues to have with broadcasters, platforms, and viewers all over the world. As we head into Kidscreen, we are excited to build on our relationships with global buyers and introduce new titles in development to the market, while sharing our passion for bringing engaging content to kids, tweens, and family audiences everywhere,” Diane Rankin, Distribution360’s SVP rights and executive producer comments.
The marblemedia-produced live action comedy series "The Parker Andersons / Amelia Parker" (20x30), has been acquired by UPtv in the US, ABC in Australia and TVNZ in New Zealand. This inter-connected series follows the heart-warmingly funny everyday of this diverse, newly blended family.
Elsewhere in the US, Future Today has snapped up live-action kids’ culinary series "Tastebuds" (33x30), produced by marblemedia, and fun natural history title "Animal FanPedia" (26x11) from Mobius.Lab Kids. Other buyers picking up the series include Knowledge Kids in Canada and Duo Media in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
Duo Media has also picked up two edutainment series from GAPC Entertainment, "ScienceXplosion" (45x3.5) and "MathXplosion" (50x3) and seasons 1-4 of marblemedia’s "All-Round Champion" (44x60), the exciting sports series where young athletes compete in each other’s events to decide the best overall athlete. Also buying "All-Round Champion" is Akili in Kenya, which has acquired all four seasons and RTM in Malaysia which has taken seasons 1 and 2 (22x60’) along with Skyship Entertainment’s pre-school title "Caitie’s Classroom" (26x22).
D360 has secured further sales for Skyship Entertainment properties including a deal with Mini Me Videos for a package of popular pre-school title "Super Simple Songs" (75x1-4) in Spanish for Latin America, while Asiana Licensing in South Korea has taken a package featuring "Super Simple Songs" (220+x1-4), "Super Simple Draw" (58x3) and "Super Simple ABCs – Phonics Fun" (52x1-2). Elsewhere in Asia, PCCW has renewed its license for marblemedia’s "Super Mighty Makers" (26x11) and "MathXplosion" (50 x 3) in Hong Kong and Macau.
Finally, beIN Media Group has picked up the second season of "Yaya & Zouk" (68x5), produced by ToonDraw Productions, as well as GAPC’s "ScienceXplosion" (45x3.5) for the Middle East.