9 Story Entertainment has secured a number of new international broadcasting deals for its new animated preschool series Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.
Forty x 22-minute episodes have been sold to ABC (Australia), Canal+ Family (France), Hop TV (Israel), YLE (Finland), NRK (Norway) and Zee Learn (Indian Subcontinent).
The series, produced by The Fred Rogers Company in association with Out of the Blue Enterprises and 9 Story, made its PBS Kids US debut on September 3 with a special one-hour block of two back-to-back episodes. Also currently on-board is Canadian pubcaste CBC and distributor Luk International for Spain and Portugal.
In addition, a licensing program based on the series is growing with toys from Jakks Pacific set for North American retail stores from spring 2014. Most recently, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Play at Home with Daniel for iOS mobile devices hit the App Store.