April 6, 2018
Entertainment One Family has secured broadcast agreements around the globe for more than 100 hours of its children’s programming including new broadcast deals for "Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom," "Peppa Pig" and more.
"Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom" continues gain traction throughout Asia. PBS Thai has bought the first two seasons, while the second season has been picked up by TVB Hong Kong and Okto Singapore. Germany’s ZDF has also acquired the second season for their kids block as well as the children’s channel KiKA. The series is also attracting a growing audience in New Zealand where Four has secured the second season for broadcast. Finally, Nickelodeon recently acquired the second season and has renewed its global rights (excluding the U.S.) to broadcast season one.
"Peppa Pig" continues to expand throughout Europe with ETV Estonia picking up the first two seasons. Star Greece has acquired the fourth season along with a 10-minute Christmas Special. Additionally, WDR Germany has secured broadcast rights to seasons five and six and renewed the first two seasons.
eOne has also inked a home entertainment deal with Universal for the first two seasons of "Peppa Pig." The agreement will see Peppa DVD titles distributed throughout Germany, Latin America and Brazil. The deal is an extension of eOne’s existing partnership with Universal, which has already released Peppa DVDs in Italy and France.
Additionally, "Peppa Pig" will be available on the in-flight services of Virgin Atlantic, Air New Zealand and Jet Star flights.
eOne has also negotiated several agreements in Asia for its preschool series "Humf." All 78 episodes will air on PBS Thai, TVB Hong Kong and Okto Singapore.
Okto Singapore has also acquired "Magic Hockey Skates," which follows the adventures of pint-sized kid Joey as he is granted three wishes by his battered old skates. The half-hour special will also be aired on DR Denmark and SVT in Sweden.
MBC has picked up "Rob the Robot" to air across the Middle East. The CG animated preschool show follows the adventures of Rob and his friends as they explore the fantastical planets of the Robot Galaxy.
Finally, the critically acclaimed animated film Lost and Found, based on the best-selling Oliver Jeffers book, is set to debut in Latin America after eOne inked an agreement with Discovery Kids.
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