BEYOND KIDS ANOUNCES LATEST SALES DEALS FOR MIPTV
Beyond Kids, the newly launched kids division of Beyond Distribution is announcing a number of sales deals ahead of MIPTV.
New kids animated series Dumbotz (52 x 11’) has been pre-sold to German-based Studio 100 Media, which broadcasts children’s channel Junior across German-speaking Europe and BeJunior on the BeIN Media Group network across the Middle East and North Africa. The series, aimed at kids aged 7-11, follows three hopeless robots on a quest to save their world. Produced by Blue Rocket Productions and Beyond Entertainment in Australia, Dumbotz is scheduled to air on BeJunior in 2020.
The Beatles-inspired animated series Beat Bugs (52 x 15’) has been acquired by Austrian broadcaster, ORF. Aimed at 4-7 year olds, it tells the story of five best friends who band together to explore and learn in their overgrown back garden, which to them is their entire universe and features songs made famous by the Beatles, sung by contemporary artists, including P!nk, Eddie Vedder and Sia. The soundtrack is available on Republic Records.
Science-based live action series Wow, That’s Amazing (26 x 30’), has been acquired by RTL Croatia and Noga Communications in Israel. It is a co-production between Beyond Productions and Super RTL Germany.
Finally, all three series of CBBC series Ice Stars (30 x 30’) and the first series of Gym Stars (20 x 22’) has been acquired by US TV channel, BYU Broadcasting. Both series feature the ups and downs of young sports stars and athletes as they battle to be the best in their field. The series is produced by UK production company, Drummer Television.
Munia Kanna Konsek, Head of Sales, commented: “We are so pleased to secure these deals so soon after we launched Beyond Kids at MIPCOM. The response from producers and broadcasters alike has been great and we are looking forward to bringing new kids content to market throughout 2019.”