August Media expands into distribution
On the heels of its acquisition of Scotland-based Red Kite Animation, Singaporean media company August Media Holdings has created a distribution arm called August Rights.
The new entity will be tasked with acquiring and distributing children’s, youth and family content worldwide, as well as handling August Media Holdings’ existing properties.
Wasting no time, August Rights has already secured a distribution deal with Wendy Promotions that will see it handle international distribution across English-speaking territories worldwide and Asia for the new kids 3D-animated, equestrian-themed series Wendy (26 x half hours) which targets kids ages six to nine and is based on the bestselling German comic of the same name.
ZDF Rights and France Televisions Rights will handle distribution in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and French-speaking territories.
Wendy, created and produced by Red Kite Animation, was commissioned by European broadcasters ZDF and France Televisions and will launch at MIPCOM next month.