Zodiak Rights, the former rights divisions of RDF Media Group, and Zodiak Entertainment, have signed air deals for animated series, "Atomic Betty" and "Street Football." Both are produced by Télé Images Productions, part of Zodiak Media Group.
"Atomic Betty" has been acquired by the new U.S. kids' channel The Hub. The series had previously aired on Cartoon Network U.S. It will now air daily in the afternoon slot on The Hub. In France, "Atomic Betty" will broadcast on M6 and Teletoon.
Meanwhile, "Street Football," based on a book by Stefano Benni, has been acquired by Tele 5 in Germany, where video and merchandising rights have also been sold to TMG; Cartoon Latin America; Noga in Israel; TSR in Switzerland; ERT in Greece; and Inter TV in the Ukraine. Zodiak Rights has also secured a number of in-flight sales.
In related news, Street Football's online gaming platform in France, which launched in June 2010 has posted 300,000 hits per month and more than 100,000 registered users with an average play time of more than 20 minutes per player.