This year’s MIP-TV festival in Cannes attracted content producers and networks from around the world and facilitated agreements to broadcast a wealth of licensed properties. Highlights include:
Aardman to Produce ‘Timmy Time’
Aardman Animations announced plans to produce two half-hour specials of its preschool series “Timmy Time,” which will be delivered in October.
Aardman Wins ‘Tilly and Friends’
Aardman Rights has secured international TV distribution rights for the preschool series, “Tilly and Friends,” based on books by Polly Dunbar and published by Walker Books.
A&E and ZDF Enterprises Extend Agreement
A&E Television Networks and ZDF Enterprises announced a three-year renewal of their existing programming and co-production deal. The agreement includes co-production and program acquisition components, as well as a syndication representation deal.
‘Big Brother’ Returns to Britain
Endemol U.K. and Channel 5 announced a two-year exclusive agreement that will bring “Big Brother” back to British TV screens later this year.
CBeebies and FME Add ‘Tree Fu Tom’
CBeebies controller Kay Benbow has commissioned a multi-platform action animation series from CBeebies In House Productions and FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) designed to help children’s movement development called “Tree Fu Tom.”
Content Television Sends 50 Hours to Australia
Content Television has signed a significant deal with Australia’s national broadcaster ABC TV to provide more than 50 hours of children’s drama and comedy programming.
Discovery Delivers 600 Hours of Nonfiction
Discovery Communications announced that it is adding more than 600 hours of new releases to its MIP-TV program sales catalog, which is managed by Discovery Enterprises International.
Disney Jr. Acquires ‘Guess How Much I Love You’
Disney Junior has acquired SLR Productions’ preschool animated series “Guess How Much I Love You - The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare” for broadcast in the U.S.
DQE and Method to Make ‘Robin Hood’
DQE announced the signing of a co-production agreement with France-based Method Animation for a new 3D animated series “Robin Hood - Mischief in Sherwood,” targeted to children 6-9 years.
DHX Media Acquires ‘SheZow!’
DHX Media has acquired worldwide TV, licensing and merchandising rights, excluding Australia, to new animated comedy “SheZow!” The animated comedy has also presold to ABC Australia.
FME to Distribute ‘My Babysitter’s a Vampire’
FremantleMedia Enterprises signed a distribution deal with Disney Channel for Fresh TV’s adventure-comedy “My Babysitter’s a Vampire.”
Fremantle Corp. Presents ‘Psycho Kitty’
The Fremantle Corporation presents “Psycho Kitty” to the international broadcast market at MIP-TV.
FremantleMedia Develops Original Croatia Drama
FremantleMedia announced the development of a new daily drama called “The Clan,” created and produced by FremantleMedia Croatia and commissioned by RTL Croatia to air in the fall.
FremantleMedia Brings Nonfiction to MIP-TV
FremantleMedia brought a broad ranging slate of nonfiction entertainment formats to MIP-TV this year.
Fremantle Rolls out ‘Funk Flex Full Throttle’
The Fremantle Corporation will introduce the second season of its hip-hop car series “Funk Flex Full Throttle” at this year’s MIP-TV.
ITV Studios Signs Deals Down Under
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has inked several deals with leading broadcasters in Australia and New Zealand, which will see more than 150 hours of multi-genre content airing in the region this year.
MarVista Inks Multi-Territory Power Rangers Deal
MarVista Entertainment and Nickelodeon finalized a multi-territory agreement for the “Power Rangers Samurai” to be seen on Nickelodeon in key European territories, including Germany, Benelux, the U.K., Ireland, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand.
m4e Acquires TV-Loonland Properties
Munich-based m4e has acquired the available back catalogue of former TV Loonland out of its bankruptcy trust.
‘Mike the Knight’ Conquers Four Territories
HIT Entertainment has pre-sold its new pre-school animation, “Mike the Knight,” to four more territories: ABC Australia, SVT Sweden, DRTV Denmark and NRK in Norway.
Moonscoop Partners for ‘My Phone Genie’
Moonscoop, Lux Animation, Talent Television and Telegael will co-produce a live-action show with special effects called “My Phone Genie.”
MTV International Commissions ‘Flash Prank’
MTV International has newly commissioned the hidden camera prank show, “Flash Prank” from the U.K.’s Splash Media.
MTVNI Acquires Kikoriki
MTV Networks International announced the acquisition of television and digital media rights to the animated kids property Kikoriki from Russia-based Riki Group.
MTVNI Signs Five ‘Victorious’ Deals
MTV Networks International has signed agreements for five international broadcasters to air Nickelodeon’s live action show “Victorious.”
Rainbow Announces Russian Deal
Rainbow announced a major deal with Russian broadcaster CTC for its properties “Winx Club” and “PopPixie.”
Rive Gauche Brings Reality to MIP-TV
Rive Gauche Television has finalized licensing agreements with several broadcasters worldwide at MIP-TV for its reality programming line-up.
Schwarzenegger Unveils 'The Governator'
A Squared Entertainment, Archie Comics and Stan Lee announced that they have joined forces with Arnold Schwarzenegger to produce the next superhero from Stan Lee Comics: “The Governator.”
‘The WotWots’ Head to Latin America
Pukeko Pictures announced an agreement for its children’s animation series “The WotWots” with ABC Commercial selling the WotWots to HBO Family Latin America for PAY-TV and VOD rights.
Zodiak Active Property ‘The Qpiz’ Takes Italy
Zodiak Active has secured a deal with Libero.it, the main Internet portal in Italy, for its tween/teen cross-platform property “The Qpiz.”
Zodiak Rights Sells ‘Little Princess’
Zodiak Kids has concluded a number of television sales deals for its preschool property “Little Princess.”