Pocoyo (104 x seven minutes), co-produced by Zinkia and ITV Studios Global Entertainment, will debut this month on the Italian pubcaster RAI 2.
The animated preschool series is scheduled to be broadcast during RAI 2′s kids slot, with two episodes airing back-to-back from Tuesday to Thursday, and one episode airing on Fridays.
The series, which debuted on the UK’s ITV in 2005, has sold more than 2.7 million toys, 1.3 million books and 1.4 million DVDs.
Pocoyo has been licensed to broadcasters the world over, including Televisa (Mexico), Univisión and WGBH (United States), Treehouse (Canada), Five’s Milkshake and CITV (UK), ABC (Australia), RTP (Portugal), TVE (Spain), Disney Pan Asia, Kika (Germany), Nick Junior (France), Discovery Kids (Latin America) and WowWow (Japan).
Worldwide TV distribution rights for Pocoyo are handled by ITV Studios Global Entertainment, excluding Spain, Italy, Portugal and Latin America, which are handled by Zinkia.