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• Toronto, Canada-based CCI Entertainment and UAE-based Blink Studios have inked a development and production deal. The first project on the joint slate is a new preschool CGI-animated series entitled Tooterville (working title), which will be previewed at MIP Jr. this coming weekend.

• New pan-Euro channel KidsCo has signed a content deal with Daro Film Distribution. Daro will supply KidsCo with series such as 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd and New Adventures of Ocean Girl.

LazyTown is launching an e-commerce site with Digital Stores. The online storefront will sell merch based on the Icelandic television series, which currently airs in the UK on Nick Jr. and CBeebies. A launch date has yet to be set.

BBC Worldwide has sold its DinoSapien series to SABC (South Africa), NRK (Norway) and NOS (Holland), bringing the number of broadcast deals up to an even dozen.
October 4, 2007

• Toronto, Canada-based CCI Entertainment and UAE-based Blink Studios have inked a development and production deal. The first project on the joint slate is a new preschool CGI-animated series entitled Tooterville (working title), which will be previewed at MIP Jr. this coming weekend.

• New pan-Euro channel KidsCo has signed a content deal with Daro Film Distribution. Daro will supply KidsCo with series such as 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd and New Adventures of Ocean Girl.

LazyTown is launching an e-commerce site with Digital Stores. The online storefront will sell merch based on the Icelandic television series, which currently airs in the UK on Nick Jr. and CBeebies. A launch date has yet to be set.

BBC Worldwide has sold its DinoSapien series to SABC (South Africa), NRK (Norway) and NOS (Holland), bringing the number of broadcast deals up to an even dozen.

About The Author
Gary Rusak is a freelance writer based in Toronto. He has covered the kids entertainment industry for the last decade with a special interest in licensing, retail and consumer products. You can reach him at garyrusak@gmail.com

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