Shaftesbury secures international deals
Toronto, Canada’s producer and distributor Shaftesbury has scored sales for tween live-action series Baxter (13 x half hours), Connor Undercover (39 x half hours) and Overruled! (39 x half hours), which will air in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
In the first deal, Portugal-based Dreamia has acquired pay TV and SVOD rights for Baxter, Connor Undercover (seasons one and two), Overruled! (seasons two and three) for broadcast on Portugal’s Panda Biggs channel and Portuguese-speaking Africa.
The second deal sees German public broadcaster KI.KA acquire the free TV rights for Baxter in Germany (Shaftesbury’s first deal with the children’s network). Spain’s Imira Entertainment brokered the third deal on behalf of Shaftsbury which sees Baxter acquired by new pay TV service YUPS in Latin America (excluding Argentina & Brazil).
Baxter (produced by Shaftesbury in association with Family Channel Canada) stars Degrassi: The Next Generation’s Evan Williams as Baxter McNabb, who has to cope with balancing school, friends and dance recitals at the Northern Star School of the Arts. Baxter is broadcast on Family Channel in Canada, Starz Entertainment in the US, HBO FAMILY in Asia, and Turner’s Cartoon Network Nordic in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland.
Connor Undercover (produced by Shaftesbury and Heroic Film Company in association with Family Channel Canada) follows the mystery, action adventures of 15-year-old spy buff Connor Heath (Max Morrow).Connor Undercover is broadcast on Starz Entertainment in the US, Family Channel in Canada, Nickelodeon in Germany, HBO FAMILY in Asia, Turner’s Cartoon Network Nordic in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland, ABC in Australia, Turner’s Boomerang in Latin America, Gulli in France, VRT in Belgium, and is represented by Daro in Central and Eastern Europe and Africa.
Comedy series Overruled! (produced by Shaftesbury in association with Family Channel Canada) features the fictional trials and tribulations of a group of teens that preside over cases in their school’s court. The series has been acquired by Disney Channel in the UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, India, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Canal+ in Poland, Turner’s Boomerang in the UK and Latin America, Noga in Israel and e-junior in the UAE.