Classic Media has secured a multi-territory broadcast deal with Nickelodeon for new tween series Life with Boys, solidifying the first key deal since Classic Media announced its distribution rights to the series earlier this month. The deal covers exclusive TV rights across Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Benelux and exclusive Pay TV rights across the Nordics.
Life with Boys, to be produced by Canadian-based Corus Entertainment, Nelvana Studio and family network YTV, follows 13 year-old Tess Foster who is trying to navigate her way through the turmoil of teen life as the only girl in her household. Production of 26 half-hour episodes is scheduled to begin in February 2011 and the series is set to premiere in Canada on YTV in September 2011 and Helion has secured pre-sales across Canal J (France), Nickelodeon (United Kingdom) and ABC (Australia).
Classic Media will manage TV distribution in all territories worldwide excluding Canada, Latin America and Asia (exc. Japan), which will be handled by Nelvana Enterprises, and Australia, France and the United Kingdom, which will be covered by UK indie Helion Pictures. Classic Media will also manage and roll out a global L&M programme in all handled distribution territories with the inclusion of the UK.
Classic Media will present the show to buyers at next week’s Mipcom in Cannes, France.