Imira Expands Into New Areas in Spain

Spanish Imira Entertainment—formerly Icon Animation—has made a number of sales to Spanish broadcasters from its programming library. It has partnered with ZDF Enterprises to place two of its shows on RTVE. The public broadcaster has acquired Wicked Science (52x26’) for TV2 and Clan TV, and The Lost Treasure of Fiji (13x26’) for Clan TV, two series from award-winning Australian producer Jonathan M Shiff and co-produced by ZDF, ZDF Enterprises, and Network Ten. Through the partnership with ZDF, this deal represents Imira Entertainment’s first live action distribution agreement.  

The Disney Channel Spain has picked up animation Ozie Boo, Learn To Live Together (52x2’) for its Playhouse Disney Channel. The penguin-themed preschool series is produced by Cyber Group Animation.

In a further deal, Jetix’s new girl-skewed magazine Jetix Chic!, which has a circulation of over 100,000 in Spain, has signed a deal to feature the hit property Lola & Virginia in each monthly issue. The series airs in Spain on The Disney Channel as well as RTVE, TV3, and ETB. Imira has also made further sales of Lola & Virginia with TV Andorra and Digiturk in Turkey.

In Portugal, Imira has scored a free TV deal with RTP for Millimages’ Pitt & Kantrop (39x26’), alongside DVD deals for Lola & Virginia with LNK and 64 Zoo Lane , also from Millimages, with Prisvideo.