RDF Signs Raft of Licensing and TV Deals

RDF Kids & Family, a division of RDF Rights, has signed licensing deals for "Mister Maker," CBeebies' arts and crafts show for preschoolers. Partners include 2entertain, which is creating "Mister Maker" DVD "Let's Make It

April 6, 2018

RDF Kids & Family, a division of RDF Rights, has signed licensing deals for "Mister Maker," CBeebies' arts and crafts show for preschoolers. 

Partners include 2entertain, which is creating "Mister Maker" DVD "Let's Make It" for release in November 2008 and Creativity International, launching an arts and crafts range also later this autumn. 

RDF has also signed deals with Dorling Kindersley and Penguin Books, with an activity books range due in spring 2009. RDFK is also working with BBC Magazines for "Mister Maker" to appear later this autumn in its new preschool magazine, CBeebies Art. A stand-alone Mister Maker magazine will launch in spring 2009.

"From the outset 'Mister Maker' has been a huge ratings hit with kids, who love arts and crafts," says Rachel Barke, director of consumer products, RDF Kids & Family. "We're delighted to have signed up our key licensees who are committed to developing exciting, innovative products which are already in high demand from parents and kids."

Following

its international launch at MIPCOM last year, RDF Kids & Family has secured TV sales with Treehouse TV in Canada, Super RTL in Germany, Discovery Kids in Latin America, Hop! TV in Israel and Vision Entertainment in Kuwait.

Meanwhile, RDF Rights has closed two new production deals for its entertainment format "Don't Forget the Lyrics" with La Sexta in Spain and Mediacorp in Singapore. The series has now aired in 17 territories worldwide since it launched less than a year ago.

In addition, RDFR has secured nine pre-sales for season four of 19 Entertainment/Dick Clark Production's dance show "So You Think You Can Dance," which it is launching at MIPCOM. The pre-sales are to TVA in Canada, MBC Middle East, Channel 4 Nelonen Finland, Fox International Channels Italy, Kanal 11 Estonia and Fox Life Channel Poland. Other territories include Asia, South Africa and Turkey.

RDFR has also inked a two-year development deal with "betty." RDFR will represent all new "betty" productions internationally, in all genres and all media. The deal also includes a first-look format arrangement with RDF USA in America.

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