British Columbia, Canada-based broadcaster Knowledge Network has picked up the fourth season of hit preschool series Martha Speaks and the popular stop-motion kids series Rastamouse from DHX Media for its BBC Kids channel.
The latest deal comes on the heels of DHX inking a number of new international broadcasting deals with BBC Worldwide Channels for Rastamouse with broadcasters in Hispanic US, Latin America, Africa, Greece and Cyprus.
Season two of the Three Stones Media-produced series, which was picked up in February this year, is currently in production and Rastamouse now airs in more than 40 territories worldwide supported by a growing licensing and merchandising program.
The series is produced in association with Wales’s Dinamo Productions, London-based Little Roots and DHX Media, which handles worldwide TV sales (excluding the UK) and worldwide licensing and merchandising.
Martha Speaks, targeting kids ages four to seven, is a WGBH Boston and DHX Media co-production that follows the adventures of a loveable dog who can talk like a human by eating alphabet soup.
It is based on the best-selling books by Susan Meddaugh, which have sold nearly one million copies in the US.
DHX’s new deal further expands the list of broadcasters airing the series which includes Italy’s JimJam, France 5, India’s Sun TV, Australia’s Nick Junior, Latin America’s Discovery Kids, Poland’s Canal+ Cyfrowy Sp. z o.o. and OP Art, Finland’s YLE, Israel’s Noga Communication’s Logi Channel, Al Jazeera Children’s Channel for the Arabic countries, and Central and Eastern Europe’s Minimax. TVO and SCN also air the series in Canada.
DHX Media represents the series’ global television and home entertainment rights outside of the US.