Hot on the heels of announcing its Amazon US deal, Toronto, Canada’s Nelvana Enterprises continues to expand its reach in the broadband download-to-own market. A new deal with Azureus will see all 78 episodes of classic kids series Babar and the feature-length films Babar: King of the Elephants and Babar and Father Christmas landing on its new online platform Vuze.
The content will be available in multiple languages on a rent or download-to-own basis via www.vuze.com in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Russia and the US. As a special promotion, the first two episodes of the series will be free.
The Vuze platform provides long-form, high quality video to a global audience on the internet’s most popular peer-to-peer application.
Azureus already boasts a large online community, estimated in the millions, where users can browse and download self-published content as well as licensed and premium content.