Monday, February 06, 2012

Nickelodeon Benelux and Nickelodeon Scandinavia Pick Up The Rights To Animated Preschool Show "Peppa Pig"

From C21Media:
eOne finds Peppa, Raymond more homes

Entertainment One (eOne) preschool programming including Peppa Pig and The Secret World of Benjamin Bear has found new homes across the globe.

The Transatlantic entertainment firm’s Family division has sold Astley Baker Davies-produced Peppa to Nickelodeon's Benelux (comprising of Nickelodeon Belgium, Nickelodeon Netherlands (Nickelodeon Nederland), and Luxembourg) and Scandinavian (comprising on Nickelodeon Denmark, Nickelodeon Norway and Nickelodeon Finland) feeds.

Italian kidscaster [kids broadcaster] Rai has also acquired seasons three and four and renewed the first two seasons, while Ireland’s RTÉ has relicensed Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom and Peppa seasons one and four.

Both Nick and Rai plan to launch their new acquisitions this month.

Elsewhere, Germany’s KiKa has acquired Porchlight Entertainment/Amberwood Entertainment coproduction The Secret World of Benjamin Bear; and ZDF has taken Raymond, which follows the adventures of an eight-year-old boy.

Cartoon Network’s Japanese channel has also acquired seasons two and three and plans to broadcast them shortly.

eOne Family’s head of international sales Joss Duffield has secured further deals with Estonia TV for Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom and the Czech Republic’s Ceska Televisa.

eOne Family’s MD Olivier Dumont said he hoped these latest sales would “undoubtedly” increase the profile of the division’s content in new markets.

Jesse Whittock
Also, from Kidscreen:
eOne inks international deals

Toronto Canada’s Entertainment One (eOne) has secured a slew of new broadcast deals for children’s TV series Peppa Pig, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, Raymond and The Secret World of Benjamin Bear.

Broadcasters on board include RAI in Italy (season three and four of the Astley Baker Davies-created Peppa Pig), it’s preschool channel YO YO (renewals of Peppa Pig season one and two from February 2012), Nickelodeon (Peppa Pig from February 2012 for Benelux and Scandinavia), RTE in Ireland (renewals of Holly’s Little Kingdom and Peppa Pig series one and four), KIKA in Germany (The Secret World of Benjamin Bear) and Germany’s ZDF (Raymond), Cartoon Network in Japan (series two and three of Raymond to air from early 2012), Estonia TV (Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom), and Ceska Televise (Pat and Stan).

The agreements follow on the heels of recent deals by eOne for Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom to air in countries including Australia, Spain, and Russia.

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