23 APR 2021

KIDS FIRST SHOWS TRAVEL TO CHINA, NORTH AMERICA AND FRANCE

SVOD platform Tencent has picked up rights to "Best Bugs Forever" and "Nate Is Late", which has also been picked up by Chinese IPTV platform Puxin. The company has also closed agreements in North America and France.

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"Nate is Late"

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Paris-based children’s entertainment content distribution company Kids First, has secured a raft of VOD deals across its catalogue of titles, including its first key partnerships in China. Chinese SVOD platform Tencent has picked up rights "Best Bugs Forever" and "Nate Is Late", which has also been picked up by Chinese IPTV platform Puxin.

In North America, AVOD platform AMEBA has secured "Nate is Late", "Rocky Kwaterner", "Max & Maestro" and "Marblegen". AVOD platforms Kidoodle and Kidstream have both picked up "Nate is Late!, with Kidstream also set to air "Rocky Kwaterner", "Best Bugs Forever" and "I, Elvis Riboldi".

In France, Kids First has sold "Nate is Late", "Rocky Kwaterner" and "Marblegen" to SVOD platform OCS; while Netflix has picked up "Nate is Late" for France, the UK, Ireland and Benelux and "Marblegen" for France and Benelux.

Philippe Alessandri, CEO of Kids First says: “We are thrilled to have secured our first deals in China and look forward to children across the territory watching some great animation produced by some of the leading producers in Europe. Our slate of children’s titles have genuine international appeal demonstrated by the breadth of new VOD deals signed globally with key platforms.”

We are thrilled to have secured our first deals in China and look forward to children across the territory watching some great animation produced by some of the leading producers in Europe” Philippe Alessandri CEO of Kids First