New Zealand’s TVNZ has snapped up the hit boy-skewing, CG-animated series Matt Hatter Chronicles for its free-to-air channel TV2.
The Arc Productions-animated series, from UK-based Platinum Films and Toronto-based Dream Mill, is set to make its TV2 premiere in 2013 as part of the spring lineup for the 2Kids weekend programming block. The launch will also be supported by an online and social media digital interactive component at matthatter.com.
The series, which has been a ratings success on Nicktoons and ITV in the UK, debuted on Canada’s Teletoon (English and French speaking) on September 8 and additional broadcasters on-board include Nickelodeon (Australia and New Zealand), RTE (Eire), SABC (South Africa) and JCC (Middle East).
The new deal comes on the heels of Australia’s Network Ten grabbing the series for its free-to-air channel ELEVEN.