Classic Media has secured a multi-territory broadcast deal with Nickelodeon for new tween series "Life with Boys" from Michael Poryes, co-creator and executive producer of "Hannah Montana" and "That's So Raven."
"Life with Boys" is produced by Corus Entertainment's Nelvana Studio and YTV, and will begin airing in September 2011. Classic Media is leading television distribution in all territories, excluding Canada, Latin America and Asia (excluding Japan), which will be handled by Nelvana Enterprises, and Australia, France and the U.K., which will be handled by Helion Pictures. A worldwide licensing and merchandising program for the series will also be managed by Classic Media in all handled distribution territories with the inclusion of the U.K.
"We are delighted to have partnered with Nickelodeon," says Chloe van den Berg, executive vice president of international at Classic Media. "This deal marks the first of many anticipated global broadcast partnerships for 'Life with Boys.' We are incredibly excited to be working with creative talent such as Michael Poryes to distribute quality content to tweens around the world and look forward to launching the series at Mipcom."