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Zodiak Kids, the children’s production/distribution arm of Zodiak Media, has finalized a number of deals in the Central and Eastern Europe territory, totally over 300 hours of programming.
A large chunk goes to Minimax and Megamax which have both picked up multi-territory deals for a number of series. Minimax (Hungary, Romania, Czech Rep., Slovakia, Moldova, Albania & Ex-Yugoslavia) has opted for Teleimages’ film Emilie Jolie, Optimistic Pictures’ Charlotte and Henry and Marathon Media’s Famous (26 x 26); while Megamax (Hung., Rom., Czech, Slov., Mold.) has picked up animated fantasy series Gormiti (65 x 26) and Teleimages’ toons Street Football and Basketeers seasons 1 and 2 (both 26 x 26).
Slovenia’s Pop TV has nabbed seasons 1 & 2 of crafts show Mister Maker (40 x 20), The Foundation’s preschool toon Tickety Toc (52 x 11) and Basketeers, as well as newly acquired animated series Horrid Henry from Novel Entertainment (seasons 2 and 3, 52 x 11). Prava i Prevodi had previously picked up a substantial package of Zodiak Kids shows for Ex-Yugoslavia and is renewing seasons 1 and 2 of Waybuloo as well as taking on season 3 for a 150 episode total. In addition, Da Vinci Learning (CEE, Russia+ CIS, Asia, Middle East and Africa) has signed a multi-territory deal for The Foundation’s Fingertips (seasons 1-5) and Brilliant Creatures (seasons 4-6).
London-based rights management group Target Entertainment has signed new broadcast deals for Novel Entertainment’s Horrid Henry, including a prestigious Asian deal following ATF.
Cartoon Network has picked up the first two seasons of Henry for its Asia Pacific region, which includes Australia and New Zealand, China and India. Additionally, Icelandic public broadcaster RUV has re-upped by nabbing season 3, while YLE Finland has acquired season two.
Adapted from the best-selling books, Horrid Henry (156 x 11; 52 episodes per season) stars an iconic anti-hero who does all the wonderfully mischievous things most children on dream about. The show targets 6 to 9 year olds and is the most successful show ever on CiTV. The books by Francesca Simon are published in over 28 countries and 22 languages and salves have topped over 17 million copies in the U.K., making Horrid Henry the most successful children’s literary character in the country after Harry Potter.
“We’re thrilled to be bringing Horrid Henry to Cartoon Network Asia Pacific,” said Layla Lewis, director – acquisitions and development for Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific. “Horrid Henry captures the curious and mischievous nature of kids and their eternal quest for fun, which is what Cartoon Network is all about. We’re sure that this loveable and cheeky character will delight our audiences across the Asia Pacific region as much as he has in Europe.”
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Harmonix Music Systems is, once again, an independent game developer. MTV Games parent company Viacom announced this morning that a buyer had been found for the studio behind Rock Band, Dance Central, and the first two Guitar Hero games.
Viacom confirmed via today’s press release that it has sold the company to Harmonix-SBE Holdings, LLC, a division of the New York-headquartered investment firm Columbus Nova. The financial terms of the deal were not specified by either party.
Harmonix communications manager John Drake commented on the sale in a thread on the official Rock Band forums. A selection from his post follows:
“Viacom and MTV Networks have been an amazing home for us over the past 4 years. It’s where we launched both Rock Band and Dance Central, worked with The Beatles, Green Day, AC/DC, The Who and thousands of other artists. We want to take a moment to thank everyone in that organization who helped make these awesome games possible.
“We’re excited to be returning to our roots as an independent and privately owned studio. As for what it means for you, the DLC schedule marches on for Rock Band, we will continue our support of previously released titles and we’re hard at work on some unannounced projects that we think you’re going to be pumped about.”