Marathon Media and OUAT Entertainment announced yesterday at MipTV plans to launch Totally Spies! Fashion Agents—the first role-playing game on Facebook adapted from a TV series. Meanwhile, Day 2 rolled in more broadcast deals and new series showcas

April 6, 2018

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Marathon Media and OUAT Entertainment announced yesterday at MipTV plans to launch Totally Spies! Fashion Agents—the first role-playing game on Facebook adapted from a TV series. Meanwhile, Day 2 rolled in more broadcast deals and new series showcases from FremantleMedia, HIT, Discovery and others.

Marathon's and OUAT's beta version of Totally Spies! Fashion Agents will launch on April 20 in both French and English on Facebook. For more information, visit www.fashionagents.com.

In other MipTV news, FremantleMedia Enterprises has announced two deals for Jamie Oliver's programming catalog. Fox Latin America, the South American Pan-regional broadcaster, has taken seven Jamie Oliver titles, re-introducing him to South American audiences for the first time in almost a decade. Danish public broadcaster, Danish Broadcasting Corporation, the largest broadcaster in Denmark, has signed a three-year output deal with FME for nearly 20 shows from the Brit chef. FME has represented Jamie Oliver programming internationally since 2002. Oliver's programs are broadcast in more than 140 countries and translated into more than 30 languages.

Also at MipTV, FME debuted its new prime-time game show, "Push the Button," the Gallowgate format, which was the U.K.'s highest-rated new entertainment launch this year on ITV1. "Push the Button" pits two families against each other in a series of challenges.

HIT Entertainment highlighted new series, "Monkey See Monkey Do," yesterday and signed seven broadcast deals for the property. "Monkey See Monkey Do" is a high-energy kids' series combining CG-animation with live-action children produced by Smartoonz. The 26x7 show was sold to France 5 (France); TVA, TVO and Knowledge (all Canada); Al-Jazeera Kids (the Middle East); Minimax (Eastern Europe); and Disney Latam (Latin America). A deal with a U.S. broadcaster is also imminent.

Studio Liddell, a Manchester, U.K.-based independent creative agency, partnered with Fun Crew and is showcasing new property, "Spooky Skaters" at MipTV. "Spooky Skaters" is based on an original idea from Angela Salt and Stuart Harrison a.k.a. Fun Crew, originally drawn as 2-D cartoons and featured in D.C. Thomson's Dandy Xtreme magazine, as well as the subject of two children's books. Studio Liddell is expanding the 3-D animation for TV, online and gaming platforms, targeting kids ages 6 to 11. The company is also the official iPhone and Nintendo Wii developer for the property. Studio Liddell is seeking broadcasters interested in the series for TV and/or multiplatform, as well as a distributer for an international audience.

Demand Media and Discovery Enterprises International signed a three-year DVD output agreement for the U.K. and Ireland. The deal covers both DVD and Blu-ray releases of new Discovery Networks' programming, as well as strong continuing series that already exist within the Demand Media stable. New releases will come under channel brands that include Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Quest and Discovery Shed.

ABC Commercial (Australia and New Zealand) has secured multi-platform rights to ActiveTV's and Apartment 11 Productions' "Prank Patrol." The kids' reality series has granted ABC Commercial its home entertainment, merchandise, mobile and online content, transport/hotel and live event rights. The first DVD will release next month.

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