Monday, July 29, 2013

Canadian Broadcasters Acquire Rights To Nickelodeon's Brand New CG-Animated Preschool Series "Paw Patrol"; To Debut On Canada's TVOKids And Knowledge Network In September 2013

The entertainment industry news website C21Media is reporting the Nickelodeon International news that two Canadian broadcasters have picked up the broadcast rights to Nickelodeon's "Paw Patrol", a brand new CG-animated preschool series based on a concept by "Bob the Builder" creator Keith Chapman!

Following the world premiere of "Paw Patrol" on Nick USA on Monday 12th August 2013 at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT), TVOKids, a daily children's programming block on TVOntario (TVO), Ontario's provincial educational television network, and British Columbia's Knowledge Network, a Canadian English language public educational cable television network in the province of British Columbia, will start to show episodes of "Paw Patrol" from Monday 2nd September 2013.

The series will also begin airing on Nickelodeon's international channels from Autumn/Fall 2013.

It is currently unknown whether Nickelodeon Canada and/or YTV will also start to air "Paw Patrol".

"Paw Patrol", a Nickelodeon co-production with Spin Master Entertainment, stars a pack of six heroic rescue pups – Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma and Skye - who are led by a tech-savvy boy named Ryder. Together they work hard to protect the Adventure Bay Community believing, "no job is too big, no pup is too small!" The series features a curriculum that focuses on citizenship, social skills and problem-solving:
Canada sniffs out Paw Patrol

Two Canadian broadcasters have picked up Nickelodeon’s forthcoming toon Paw Patrol, based on a concept by Bob the Builder creator Keith Chapman.

TVO Kids and Knowledge Network will begin airing the preschool toon on September 2.

Paw Patrol is the first solely owned property from Canadian toyco Spin Master’s prodco Spin Master Entertainment. The CGI animated toon has been coproduced with Guru Studio (Justin Time) and Nickelodeon.

The series, which follows a group of heroic puppies led by a tech-savvy 10-year-old, will debut on Nickelodeon in the US next month before airing on Nick’s international channels in the fall.

The series focuses on citizenship, social skills and problem-solving, Nick said.

The creation of Paw Patrol follows the demise of Chapman Entertainment, the prodco Chapman co-founded in 2002 and went into administration last year.

Nickelodeon has licensed the global (excluding Canada) distribution rights to Paw Patrol on behalf of Viacom International from Spin Master, as well as all ancillary exploitation rights, including licensing and merchandising.

Nico Franks

GENRES: Animation, Children's
SHOWS: Paw Patrol
PEOPLE: Keith Chapman
COMPANIES: Knowledge Network, Nickelodeon, TVO Kids