France Télévisions has acquired Season One of "Odd Squad" from Sinking Ship Entertainment and Fred Rogers Productions for the French-territory. The Emmy Award-winning series was premiered last weekend both online on the Okoo platform and on-air on France 4.
“We are delighted to be working with a trusted and established broadcaster like France Télévisions to bring this popular kids’ brand to France,” said Kate Sanagan, Head of Sales and Distribution at Sinking Ship Entertainment. “It is great to know that this beloved series will continue to deliver a fun and educational experience to children and families internationally.”
“Thanks to our partnership with Sinking Ship Entertainment, we are thrilled to launch 'Odd Squad' on France 4 and on our digital platform Okoo,” said Claire Heinrich, Deputy Head of Children and Youth Unit and Head of Acquisitions for France Télévisions. “It will complement our live-action line-up for older kids perfectly. We have no doubt that younger audiences –and others!- will also laugh out loud and learn a lot too as they join the zany adventures of these lovable and quirky characters, who use math and logical skills to solve the mysterious phenomena that they encounter.”
"Odd Squad" is an Emmy and BAFTA-winning live-action comedy series for kids 5-8 about a high-tech organization run by kids that investigates odd phenomena and uses math to put things right again. The series features a core team of young agents whose problem-solving, teamwork, and perseverance help them to overcome the ever-changing oddness in each episode.
The series, which first premiered on TVOkids Canada and PBS KIDS in 2014, was created by Tim McKeon and Adam Peltzman and co-produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment and Fred Rogers Productions for PBS KIDS, in association with TVOkids. Since its premiere, the Odd Squad brand has grown to include publishing and consumer products, along with films such as "Odd Squad: The Movie" (2016), award-winning interactive games (“Agent Academy”) and a podcast for kids (“Odd Squadcast”).