Kids bulletin: APC Kids goes ‘Galactic’; Rainbow’s ’44 Cats’ readies US debut

APC Kids picks up Gulli’s ‘Galactic Agency’ APC Kids – the children’s entertainment arm of producer-distributor APC Studios – has picked up French broadcaster Gulli’s animated series Galactic Agency (52 x 13 minutes) for global distribution outside France, Belgium, Luxembourg and India. APC Kids will launch the series for pre-sales at the Annecy International Animated […]

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 […]

Nick enrols at Regal Academy

Nickelodeon has climbed aboard an animated children’s series from Italian studio Rainbow. The deal hands Nick global broadcasting rights to Regal Academy, with the show launching some time next year. In Italy, pubcaster RAI has rights as a coproduction partner. Nick’s parent, Viacom, owns a minority share in Loreto-based producer Rainbow. Regal Academy follows a […]

Rainbow buys Canadian studio

Italy-based animation firm Rainbow has acquired Canada’s Studio Bardel for an undisclosed amount. Bardel works with major US networks such as Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, and now joins Rainbow in a deal described as highlighting the Italian firm’s “strategic focus on quality content, technological innovation and ability to build a strong presence on a worldwide […]

Asian SVOD site opens local Winx Club

Asian subscription on-demand platform iflix has signed an output deal with Italian family entertainment producer Rainbow. The deal hands iflix children’s series Winx Club, Mia and Me, PopPixie and Huntix for its operations in Malaysia and the Philippines, and for Thailand and Indonesia when iflix launches there later this year. In Malaysia and the Philippines, […]

Winx Club opens in South Africa

Italian-produced fashion-and-fantasy toon Winx Club has launched on South Africa free-to-air channel ETV. Seasons five and six of the show, which comes from Italin family entertainment firm Rainbow, debuted this month. This follows on from a similar deal in May with Brazil’s TV Cultura for new seasons of the show, which is currently broadcast in […]

Zodiak Kids conjures Magiki deal

French kids channels Gulli and its Italian counterpart Super have ordered Magiki, a new animated kids series from Zodiak Kids and Winx Club producer Rainbow Media. DeAgostini runs the Super channel in Italy and the new show is based on a range of kids toys the media company sells across Europe. DeAgostini also owns Zodiak, […]

Brazilian net joins Winx Club

Brazil’s TV Cultura has acquired Italian-created girls toon Winx Club. The deal with Loreto-based family entertainment company Rainbow will see the show’s fifth and sixth seasons on Brazilian free-TV. Rainbow’s head of sales and coproductions Andrea Graciotti told TBI the deal was significant as it came with the caveat that the show was guaranteed to […]

News brief: Nickelodeon UK picks up Mia and me

UK kids channel Nickelodeon has acquired animated series Mia and me. The Rainbow-prodcued and distributed series -year old Mia as she juggles her life in the real world with another role in the magical kingdom of Centopia, where she turns into an elf who becomes the guardian of the land’s unicorns. The Nick deal means […]

MIPTV News: Rainbow to offer peak of new Winx season in Cannes

Italian producer-distributor Rainbow will head into MIPTV having secured a batch of new TV and digital programming deals with the likes of Nickelodeon, SBT and France’s Neomobile. Rainbow’s successful Winx Club has secured a sixth coproduced season with Nickelodeon, which will debut it in spring 2014. Rainbow will offer buyers a ‘sneak peak’ of the […]