Zodiak Kids

De Agostini buys 60 hours from Zodiak Kids

Zodiak Media’s Italian parent company, De Agostini, has acquired a 60 hour-plus programming package from children’s content division Zodiak Kids. The deal hands De Agostini Editore’s Italian free TV channel DeA Super! seasons two and three of Escape from Scorpion Island, comprising 60 half-hours; and the first two seasons of Tele Images-produced Sally Bollywood, comprising […]

News brief: Presales for Zack & Quack

Zodiak Kids new preschooler Zack & Quack has presold to five broadcasters around the world. The 3D animated show from Zodiak-owned UK toon house The Foundation, QQD Limited and High 1 Entertainment has gone to Treehouse in Canada, Discovery Kids Latin America, France Televisions, YLE in Finland and Turkey’s Minika. It is expected to launch […]

News brief: Zodiak Kids brings Flapper to MIPCOM

Zodiak Kids is taking the 26x10mins Polish-produced preschool toon Flapper and Friends to Cannes. The show comes from SE-MA-FOR, one of Poland’s oldest stop-frame animation studios, and follows a curious hare and his friends living in a wood. Zodiak Kids has all worldwide rights and will launch it at MIPCOM. “At Zodiak Kids we are […]

ABC Oz buys Mister Maker and Waybuloo

The ABC has acquired a 30-hour package of programming from Zodiak Kids. The Australian pubcaster has picked up live-action show Mister Maker (pictured) and preschool hit series Waybuloo as part of the deal. Both shows are on CBeebies in the UK and the UK digital channel recently extended arts and crafts show Mister Maker with […]

French broadcasters buy Pac-Man

Allen Bohbot’s 41 Entertainment has sealed free and pay TV deals for its Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures series in France. Free-to-air digital kids channel Gulli has picked up the free TV rights to the 39x22mins series. Its pay TV counterpart Canal J has taken pay rights. Both channels are part of the Lagardère group. […]

Discovery Familia to debut DHX’s Matemonstruos

Discovery Communications’ Discovery Familia has acquired preschool series Monster Math Squad, which will go out under the moniker Matemonstruos on the US Hispanic net. The DHX Media-distributed show will be stripped through the week on the channel as part of a back-to-school block of programming. The show is about a team of number-crunching monsters who […]

CBeebies’ Mister Maker gets companion app

Mister Maker, the CBeebies preschool TV series, has got its own companion app. Mister Maker: Let’s Make It! has this morning (August 12) launched on the Apple Store, available for iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone and iPod touch for £2.99 (US$4.63). The P2 Entertainment-produced app allows users to create pictures using nearly 400 different digital art […]

News brief: Zodiak Kids scores TV3 package deal

Zodiak Kids has sold a package deal of 125 hours to children’s programming to Spanish public broadcaster TV3 Catalunya. This comprises the new 26x26mins sixth season of Totally Spies! for kids channels Super3, plus renewals of the 1x75mins Totally Spies! The Movie and seasons one to five. TV3 has also bought 26x26mins animated series The […]

News brief: CBBC orders more Dani’s Castle

UK kids channel CBBC has greenlit a second season of live action drama series Dani’s Castle. The show, a follow-on from Dani’s House, is produced bu Zodiak-owned The Foundation and is distributed by Zodiak Kids. It follows Dani Harmer (Tracey Beaker) as she moves to a run-down castle that she has inherited. The second 13x30mins […]

Zodiak clocks another Tickety Toc deal in Spain

Spanish broadcaster Clan TV has acquired preschool series Tickety Toc. The series is distributed by Zodiak Kids (ex-Korea and Japan) and it has already been sold to pay TV channel Nickelodeon in Spain as part of a global deal for the show. The Clan deal covers free TV rights to the first 26x11mins of the […]