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Cyber Group secures raft of international sales

Coming out of MIPCOM, Paris-based Cyber Group Studios has secured a significant round of new TV sales for its kids properties including Zou, Mademoiselle Zazie and Mia.
October 22, 2013

Coming out of MIPCOM, Paris-based Cyber Group Studios has secured a significant round of new TV sales for its kids properties including Zou, Mademoiselle Zazie and Mia.

For Zou (104 x 11 minutes), Italian pubcaster Rai has picked up the Cyber Group/Scrawl co-produced series for Italy, Spanish-speaking pubcaster VME TV for the US Hispanic market, and a home entertainment deal has been inked with Netminds for DVD releases in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Uruguay and Paraguay. Additionally, Cyber Group has inked pre-sales for Zou (season two) from Canada’s Tele-Quebec and France TV.

New broadcasters on board the Cyber Group/Scrawl/France Televisions co-produced comedy Mademoiselle Zazie include Disney (Italy), VRT (Belgium), TV2 (Norway), Ceska Televize (Czech Republic), Canal Panda (Portugal), MTVA (Hungary), POD (Thailand), Lepl Public Broadcaster (Georgia), E-Vision (UAE), Kurdmax TV (Northern Iraq) and Air France. The series launched on France 5 at the end of August and debuted internationally at MIPCOM 2013.

Preschool series Mia (39 x 11 minutes), which is produced by Cyber Group with Sardine Productions and Spacetoon, has been pre-sold to VRT (Belgium),TV2 (Norway) and Pro Plus (Slovenia). The show is set to launch next year on Tiji (France), Radio Canada, and Spacetoon in the Middle East, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

New broadcasters picking upĀ Tales of Tatanka (52 x 13 minutes) include SVT (Sweden), Television de Galicia (Spain), TRT (Turkey), Play Media (Bulgaria), Lepl Public Broadcaster (Georgia), Ceska Televize (Czech Republic), SBS (Australia), Incomsa (Colombia), Air France, YLE (Finland) and RSI (Switzerland). The series has already been sold to more than 70 broadcasters including Discovery Asia, Al Jazeera, and Russia’s Channel One.

For 78 x seven-minute 3D stereoscopic preschool series Cloud Bread (season two), Canal+ ( France), YLE (Finland), Ceska Televize (Czech Republic), IRIB (Iran), TG4 (Ireland), Television de Galicia (Spain), and E-Vision (UAE) have all signed on.

Rounding out the new sales, Cyber Group has inked a number of package deals for its catalogue of series including Kurdmax TV (Northern Iraq), Juita Viden (Vietnam), Lepl Public Broadcaster (Georgia), MTVA (Hungary), P.& P. PERMISSIONS & RIGHTS (Serbia), Play Media (Bulgaria), and POP TV and RTV (Slovenia).

All of the deals have helped Cyber Group double its international sales since October 2012.

About The Author
Jeremy is the Features Editor of Kidscreen specializing in the content production, broadcasting and distribution aspects of the global children's entertainment industry. Contact Jeremy at jdickson@brunico.com.

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