April 4, 2020
Jetpack Distribution has announced a series of deals for a host of shows from its 690-hour catalogue, comprising comedy, animation, live action, pre-school, film and drama content.
The deals find new homes for “Daisy & Ollie,” “Emmy & Gooroo,” “Buck & Buddy” and “Talking Tom and Friends.” Jetpack shows will be airing this year across a series of international networks.
“These are challenging and uncertain times for the TV industry as we face unchartered territory,” says Dominic Gardiner, chief executive officer, Jetpack. “These deals are testament to the enduring appeal of good quality kids and family content. Long may that continue. We are really pleased to be working with such brilliant production and IP owners and doing business with prestigious international networks who remain as committed as ever to delivering great experiences for young audiences.”
Deals include partnerships with Discovery Kids for the Middle East and North Africa. AMC Networks International has also teamed up with Jetpack for Central and Northern Europe where it acquired pay TV and video on demand rights for its Minimax channels in Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Moldova, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia.
WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks channels including Boomerang and Cartoon Network in SoutheastAsia, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand have extended its offer to include series four and five of “Talking Tom and Friends.” The deal also includes “Talking Tom Heroes.”
SUPER RTL has acquired the SVOD rights for “Talking Tom Heroes.” The U.K.’s CITV has bought the free-to-air rights for “Buck & Buddy.” German channel KIKA has acquired the free-to-air rights for animated show “Wolf.” Uinted Media has bought the rights seasons of multiple shows. The deal covers Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia and Montenegro.
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