Paris-based prodco Okidoki Studio has signed up France Televisions Distribution to handle the international licensing and global media rights to its TV-based property The Podcats.
The musical comedy series (78 x seven minutes) revolves around four video game characters who’ve formed their own pop-rock band, targeting kids eight to 10. FTD’s agreement with Okidoki covers TV, internet, video and mobile phones, and it’s currently developing an international L&M program, looking at categories such as publishing, fashion, video games and mobile phones.
The first DVD is already available in France, with a second rolling out in 2010 under FTD’s label. Licensee Tennessee is also on board for an exclusive range of stationery and school bags for back-to-school 2010.