Studio 100 and m4e secure global digital rights to Turkish kids brand

German media companies Studio 100 Media and m4e have signed a distribution contract with Turkish media company Fauna Production relating to digital brand Kukuli. Under the terms of the deal, Studio 100 and m4e will place the show on YouTube worldwide, except in Turkey where Fauna is exploiting the brand. They hold English language rights, […]

m4e buys Rainbow out of Mia and Me

German brand management and production firm m4e has acquired Italian toon producer Rainbow’s shares in Mia and Me, the animated preschool series the pair coproduces. The deal, financial terms of which were not disclosed, hands m4e the 45% of the international rights the brand it didn’t already own, though Loreto-based Rainbow retains 100% of the […]

m4e taking comic Jinnrise to TV

German media group m4e will adapt popular comic book series Jinnrise as a 3D CGI-animated series after a series was successfully financed. m4e will create Jinnrise with Jabal Entertainment, which originally created the comic book series in 2012, and is also handling worldwide distribution and licensing and merchandising rights. Billed as an action-adventure comedy for […]

Euro kids firms form strategic alliance

German brands firm m4e and Spanish-Italian kids venture Planeta Junior have formed a strategic alliance that spans coproduction, distribution and rights. The family entertainment-focused firms say the pact is “long-term”, and will also cover licensing and merchandising. “Several rights” from Planeta’s IP catalogue and m4e’s development slate will be coproduced going forwards, while both parties […]

Disney Lat-Am buys Tip the Mouse

Disney Junior has taken regional rights to animated preschool series Tip the Mouse for Latin America. The deal, with German distributor m4e, gives Disney exclusive rights to the show on pay TV throughout the region. “We are very happy that Disney Junior Latin America has picked up this preschool property for Latin America and especially […]

Nick Jr. brings Euro toon to UK

US channel Nick Jr. has acquired European-produced CGI toon Wissper, and will debut it next year. The 52x7mins show comes from German brand management and content group m4e, compatriot BASTEI Media, Ireland’s Telegael, the UK’s Absolutely Cuckoo (Waybuloo) and Indian’s Discreet Art Productions. Nick Jr. has bought it from m4e after Channel 5 in the […]

m4e, Hahn fortify production pact

Germany-based kids company m4e has tightened its pact with producer Gerhard Hahn through a new agreement that will see fresh products launching in Cannes. m4e and Hahn Film have widened their existing production joint venture, which saw Hahn coproduce shows with m4e Productions (fka Lucky Punch), and created Hahn & m4e Productions. This prodco will […]

Jo Daris joins m4e

German based kids producer and distributor m4e has hired Jo Daris. He will take on a business development and strategy role at m4e having left Studio 100 last year. The German firm said Daris will work on expanding its international activities. During his time at Studio 100 Daris worked on the acquisition of E.M.Entertainment and […]

New German channel says Yep! to kids block

A new ProSiebenSat.1 male-skewing channel that’s launching this year has secured a long-term children’s content output deal with new m4e and Mainstream Media co-venture Yep! TV Bebtriebs. From September 3, ProSieben MAXX will broadcast on German free-TV, targeted at a 30-59 male audience with US series, international documentaries and an in-house magazine series. The channel […]

Germany’s kids’ channels competition heats up

German children’s TV is set for its biggest shake-up in years, with the Disney Channel set to go free-TV – a move that places it in direct competition with Super RTL, the market leading family network that the Mouse House joint-owns. Jesse Whittock assesses the battle ahead. The pace of change in the German kids’ […]