‘Grandpa’ travels to Australia
National Indigenous Television (NITV), a division of SBS Australia, has acquired UK children’s series The World According To Grandpa for its new kids AVOD platform NITV Jarjums, following a deal with distributor Beyond Rights.
Produced by Saffron Cherry Productions for the UK comcaster Channel 5’s Milkshake!, the series was created and written by Chris Heath and stars Don Warrington as the titular grandpa, who provides imaginative and ridiculous answers to his grandchildren’s many questions about the world.
NITV Jarjums has taken tape of the original show, but will redub it with indigenous actors.
A Welsh version of the series has also just launched on S4C, co-produced by Saffron Cherry with Cardiff-based Boom Cymru.
Meanwhile, Creative Rights International has also taken theatrical rights to the series, with plans to develop a live stage adaptation with partner DLAP Productions.
Caroline Roberts-Cherry, MD of Saffron Cherry Productions, said: “It is truly wonderful to see our vision for the show realised in these first international announcements, which promise to be the first of many.”
Fauna brings ‘True’ to Turkey
Canada’s Guru studio has appointed Turkey’s Fauna Entertainment as its exclusive licensing and media distribution partner for True And The Rainbow Kingdom in the country.
Fauna Entertainment will represent the preschool series across broadcast television, YouTube, and other media, as well as apparel, publishing, accessories, and games.
“It is a testament to the growth and demand for True And The Rainbow Kingdom that we continue to sign world class partners,” said Corey Caplan, director of international sales at Guru Studio. “We are excited to be working with the energetic and entrepreneurial team at Fauna to build the vibrant and beloved True brand in Turkey.”
Eccho shops K-drama duo
Eccho Rights has added two new titles from parent company CJ ENM to its autumn slate – High Class and Hometown.
High Class stars Cho Yeo-jeong as Song Yeo-wool, a successful lawyer falsely accused of murdering her husband and is set to debut on tvN in South Korea on 6 September.
Hometown, meanwhile, is a mystery thriller, following a small-town detective whose investigation into a missing child leads him towards finally solving the case of his murdered wife, with a terrorist cell seemingly behind both crimes.
The series stars Han Ye-ri and will premiere on tvN on 22 September.
“These are two of the most high-profile new series coming out of South Korea in 2021 and we are delighted to once more partner with CJ ENM on bringing K Drama to a global audience,” says Fredrik af Malmborg, MD at Eccho Rights.”