Norwegian producer CreaCon Group has appointed Spanish distributor, Imira Entertainment to rep the TV and DVD rights to the preschool series City of Friends in Latin America, Spain, Italy and Portugal.
Under the agreement, Imira will represent two 26 x 10-minute series and two half-hour City of Friends specials. The company has also appointed Dubai-based 20TOO to rep the series in the Middle East.
Sky Vision handles TV distribution for City of Friends globally, with the exception of the territories covered by Imira Entertainment and 20TOO. City of Friends has been sold into more than 180 countries worldwide and has been translated into more than 23 languages. Broadcasters include including Channel 5 (UK), Boomerang and Cartoon Network (Nordics), France TV (France), Al Jazeera (Middle East & North Africa), M-Net (Africa), HOP! (Israel) and Yoopa! (Canada).
Dubai-based, independent licensing agent 20TOO will build a licensing and marketing program for City of Friends across 16 countries in the region. Currently, City of Friends airs on Al Jazeera Children’s Channel JCC across the whole region.
The series is based upon the adventures of a real-life Norway state police officer, CreaCon Founder and CEO Carl Christian Hamre, who first told them as bedtime stories for his young son.