Monster Entertainment

Monster takes Misho & Robin to MIPTV

Ireland’s Monster Entertainment has new kids shows for buyers at MIPTV. These are Misho & Robin (pictured), which comes from Recircle in Croatia and has been picked up by the territory’s pubcaster, HRT. The 30x5mins show for 3-to-6s aims to bring together stories of adventure, friendship and the joys of helping others and being well […]

News brief: African broadcaster enters Jabu’s Jungle

Africa’s Econet Media has bought South African animated kids series Jabu’s Jungle and will broadcast it in 17 territories. Gulli in Africa and South African network SABC have already bought the show from Ireland-based distributor Monster Entertainment. The 4-7-targeted 13x22mins series follows the nine-year-old Jabu and his magic talking drum as they explore the jungle […]

Nick buys Monster’s The Day Henry Met

Nickelodeon has scooped the international rights to The Day Henry Met, a preschool series from Monster Entertainment and Wiggleywoo. The Viacom kids net has acquired the animated show for its international channels and will air it in the EMEA region, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The latest deal builds on an earlier agreement that saw […]

Monster launching John Lennon doc

Monster Entertainment has picked up the rights to The Last Lennon Interview, a one-off doc about John Lennon, featuring an interview with the star conducted two days before his assassination. The show went out on the Showbiz channel in the UK on the Freeview plartform. It is based around a December 1980 interview between the former […]

DRG, Outline in major content pact

Distributor DRG has entered into a content partnership agreement with Outline Productions, the UK indie that’s producing the UK remake of Norwegian format Born On. DRG will help Outline expand its business and growth by contributing to a development fund designed to aid the creation of formats for the local and international markets. DRG will […]

Norwegian format given life at Channel 4

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a local version of Norwegian format Born On following a deal with distributor DRG. Each episode of the 4x60mins series will see three disparate individuals, one a celebrity, whose only link is being born on the same day reveal how their lives have travelled in very different directions. The […]

New early learning app buys Irish toon

A new interactive content app for preschoolers, Curious World, has acquired Monster Entertainment-sold toon The Day Henry Met..?. Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt recently launched Curious World on the App Store, and has now added Wiggleywoo-produced .? and Canadian series Hippothesis, which comes from Yowza, to its offer. The shows will be available to […]

Smithsonian buys Irish music special

Smithsonian Channel has acquired the latest special of Irish music series Other Voices. The one-hour show will run on Smithsonian in the US and Canada after acquiring it from Dublin-based Monster Entertainment. Hosted by Aidan Gilen (Game of Thrones, The Wire), the special features then-unknown Irish singer-songerwriter Hozier’s first television appearance. YLE in Finland, Arts […]

Turner plays to Monster’s Jungle Beat

Turner Broadcasting System has acquired Monster Entertainment-sold non-verbal kids toon Jungle Beat for its Boomerang channel in various European territories. The third season of the 13x7mins show, which comes from South Africa’s Sunrise Productions, will debut on Boomerang in the third quarter of this year in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Benelux region and eastern Europe. […]

Cartoonito, RTE buy Pip Ahoy!

Cartoonito in the UK and Ireland and Irish pubcaster RTE have acquired rights to Channel 5’s animated series Pip Ahoy!. RTE’s deal gives it free TV rights in Ireland. The show comes from Ireland’s Monster Entertainment, and is about an eager young pup and his best friend, a cat, in a seaside resort. Monster is […]