Da Vinci strikes double APC deal
Kids edu-tainment platform Da Vinci has picked up season one and two of Go Green with the Grimwades for Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa as well as seasons one and two of Zoe & Milo, for the UK and ROI, Netherlands, CEE, Asia and Africa.
The deals were struck at MIPTV this week with distributor APC Kids, the children’s entertainment division of co-production and distribution group APC Studios.
Additional deals include PCCW taking free TV and streaming rights for Hong Kong and Macau for season one of Zoe & Milo, and Canada’s TVO taking seasons one and two for Go Green with the Grimwades for both free TV and streaming rights.
Lionel Marty, MD of APC Kids, said: “Both Go Green with the Grimwades and Zoe & Milo are fun, heartfelt series that are not only entertaining, but bring important themes to young audiences, such as learning about different cultures and the diverse world we live in and how to look after the planet.”
France TV acquires ‘Jasmine & Jambo’
France Télévisions has acquired 2D animation Jasmine & Jambo from local animation production and distribution company Dandelooo.
Produced by Barcelona-based Teidees and Televisió de Catalunya, Jasmine & Jambo (26 x 7-minutes) is an original show all about music directed by Silvia Cortés, co-founder of Teidees, and targeted at both upper pre-schoolers and parents.
Jasmine & Jambo will join the France Télévisions kids and family lineup available first on OKKO on 21 June.
Emmanuèle Pétry Sirvin, co-founder of Dandelooo, said, “We are so pleased to see that his wonderful and magical series, entirely devoted to music in a fun way is already conquering the hearts of buyers around the world.”
‘Theodosia’ in high demand
The BBC, Salto, France TV, Quebecor, OSN, Dreamia (Biggs Channel) and NPO have all acquired magical period Egyptology-themed adventure live action kid’s series Theodosia, following deals with Germany’s ZDF Studios and France’s Federation Kids & Family.
Produced by Cottonwood Media and co-production partners ZDF, ZDF Enterprises, HBO Max and Globo, the series recently marked its global premiere on HBO Max in the US on 10 March.
Katharina Pietzsch, director, junior, ZDF Studios, who brokered the deal with the BBC, said: “After our hugely successful collaboration with the BBC colleagues on previous projects such as Wolfblood, Heirs Of The Nightand The Worst Witch, we are very excited to partner with them on Theodosia as well.
“We also welcome broadcaster NPO on board and are convinced that the Dutch children will love the series just as much as we do. Other partners will soon join us for this wonderful magical adventure as we will be finalizing further deals at MIPTV in Cannes.”
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