London-based Cake Entertainment has secured a home entertainment deal in the UK with Lionsgate for preschool series Poppy Cat.
The Coolabi-produced series based on author Lara Jones’ bestselling books of the same name currently airs in more than 90 territories worldwide.
It is now a top-rated show on commissioning channel Nick Jr. UK and on Sprout in the US. The series will also launch on the new NBC Kids weekend block in the US from July, making it available in more than 110 million US homes.
Additional broadcasters airing Poppy Cat include EBS in Korea, Disney Junior (Spain and Latin America), France 5, Al Jazeera Children’s Channel, e-vision (UAE), SVT (Sweden), S4C (Wales), EBS (Korea), OKTO (Singapore), Nickelodeon (Australia), TVO and Knowledge Network (Canada), NRK (Norway), RTÉ (Ireland) and CiTV (UK).
The new deal adds to the increasing list of licensees for the property in the UK, which includes toyco Golden Bear for plush, plastics and arts & crafts products launching this fall. The Joester Loria Group handles licensing for the brand in North America.