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Watchever buys Zodiak Kids package

Vivendi’s new European OTT platform Watchever is among a number of VOD services in Europe to have acquired shows from distributor Zodiak Kids.

Watchever has scored a package deal for German, Austrian and Swiss rights to series such as Famous 5, Gormiti, Street Football and Team Galaxy. Watchever launched in January, offering TV and movies from the likes of HBO and Lionsgate for a monthly subscription.

Elsewhere, Prosiebensat.1’s German VOD platform maxdome has licensed Famous Five and Rekkit Rabbit, while Nordisk Film Egmont bought UK preschool series Little Princess for its SVOD app Minbio.

French VOD site Ace Entertainment has taken more than 270 episodes of Zodiak Kids programming, including seasons one to five of Marathon Media-produced Totally Spies and seasons one to three of Martin Mystery and Teleimages-produced Street Football.

Finally, Turkish pay-TV channel Smart Çocuk has taken SVOD and TVOD rights, including Turkish-speaking northern Cyprus, to The Ranch and Sally Bollywood for its D-Smart Blu service.

“The online viewing experience is increasingly important to us and our audience as demand for these services grows worldwide,” said Karen Vermeulen, senior VP, global sales and coproduction, Zodiak Kids.