On the heels of Kidscreen last month, Sinking Ship Entertainment (SSE) announced a raft of new international sales for its flagship content. TVP in Poland has acquired both seasons of the company’s sci-fi conservation series “Endlings”, while SKY in the UK has picked up the puppet series “Playdate.”
In another deal, Kids channel ejunior, from evision, part of e& life from e& (formerly known as Etisalat Group UAE) has renewed “Odd Squad”, the award-winning math comedy series produced by Fred Rogers Productions and SSE, and acquired Emmy®-nominated animated series, “Alma’s Way,” also produced by Fred Rogers Productions.
In addition, CBC in Canada has acquired the first two seasons of “Odd Squad” for its streaming platform CBC Gem. Finally, the company’s successful dinosaur brand “Dino Dana” continues its stomp across the world with a recent sale of the first season to NHK in Japan, brokered by SSE’s distribution partner in Asia, Bomanbridge Media.
“Sinking Ship’s catalogue of provocative and entertaining series for kids continues to be of substantial interest to our international buyers” says Kate Sanagan, Head of Sales and Distribution. “We are lucky to be working with such talented creators, both internally and third party, and look forward to new audiences being built for these shows across the world.”
“Endlings” was produced by SSE for CBC Kids and Hulu, while “Odd Squad” is produced for PBS KIDS and TVO Kids in partnership with Fred Rogers Productions. “Playdate” was produced for Wildbrain in Canada, and “Dino Dana” was produced for Amazon and TVO Kids. Third party series “Alma’s Way” is produced by Fred Rogers Productions for PBS KIDS.