Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana and Discovery have launched a joint venture dubbed Redknot.
The company begins by greenlighting two new animated series.
Redknot is named in honor of the shorebird that travels between South America and Canada. The moniker also includes initials of Discovery Kids (DK), Discovery´s pay TV network for preschoolers in Latin America, and Nelvana (N), Canada’s kid content producer.
Patricia Burns serves as the new organization’s executive manager and supervising producer. In her new role, Burns will manage Redknot’s entire production and development slate. Most recently, she served as the senior director of production at Spin Master Entertainment.
Executives from both parent companies including Scott Dyer, president of Nelvana, and Carolina Lightcap, executive vice president and chief content officer of Discovery Latin America/US Hispanic have joined the company’s board.
“This partnership combines two companies with decades of experience delivering great content to kids,” says Dyer. “This is an exciting new dimension to our growing relationship as Redknot creates a pipeline of premium kids content for linear and digital markets around the world.”
The venture is kicking off with two new preschool series, “The Dog & Pony Show” and “Agent Binky: Pets of the Universe.”
Both series will air on Discovery Kids Latin America and Treehouse Canada.