Canadian producer/distributor Bejuba! Entertainment has sold Toronto-based Radical Sheep Productions’ preschool animated series Stella and Sam into France, Scandinavia and Estonia.
France’s Canal+, Norway’s NRK, Iceland’s RUV and Estonian Public Broadcasting have picked up the series which is based on the books by Canadian author and illustrator Marie-Louise Gay and follows the backyard adventures of four-year-old Sam and his older sister Stella.
The new deals come after sales in 2011 to Disney Junior (Australia and New Zealand), YLE (Finland), RTP (Portugal), Hop (Israel), TFO (Canada), and PakaPaka (Argentina).
The series has also become more interactive after the March 2011 launch by Toronto, Canada-based digital publishing firm zinc Roe and Radical Sheep of a series of Stella and Sam Adventure preschool apps for the iPad.
A second 13 x 30-minute season of the series, which premiered in January 2011 on Playhouse Disney in Canada, is also about to be delivered.