The Fix&Foxi kids channel is launching in the US and Canada after its owner, Germany’s Your Family Entertainment, struck a deal with Eutelsat subsidiary Alterna’TV.
It will distribute the channel, which features two twin foxes in animated escapades. The channel is programmed with live-action and animated fare. The feed will rollout as part of the Alterna DTH platform and be split into English and Spanish versions from early this year.
The deal was announced at the ongoing NATPE programming market in Miami.
“We are very impressed with Alterna’TV’s approach to distribution, seeking myriad platform options which appear as natural extensions of the content and Fix&Foxi brand identity,” said Dr. Stefan Piëch, CEO of Your Family Entertainment.
“We’re confident in their ability to connect us with the most suitable distribution platforms to ensure the successful introduction of the channel in these important world markets,” he added.
Your Family Entertainment’s executive VP of international channels and former Disney exec and KidsCo founder, Paul Robinson, will work with Alterna’TV on the channel’s rollout.
Fix&Foxi was created by German comic artist and publisher Rolf Kauka, the ‘German Walt Disney’.
Other shows on the channel include Altair in Starland, RiC the Raven, Mission Odyssey, Urmel, Bobs Beach and Shadow of the Elves.
Fix&Foxi launched in four German-language territories last year as a pay TV offering.