Discovery Kids for Latin America, including Mexico, Brazil and Argentina, has picked up Emmy Award-winning series Peg + Cat for its preschool lineup.
The 80 x 12-minute program recently launched on Discovery Kids in Brazil and Argentina, and other markets in the region are expected to follow suit this month.
The series about a spirited little girl and her sidekick cat, who adventure to far-off lands and use simple arithmetic to solve problems, has been building its international profile thanks to distributor 9 Story Media Group. Broadcast partners currently include Treehouse (Canada), TFO (French-speaking Ontario), Télé-Québec (Quebec), Canal+ Family (France and French-speaking territories) and Super RTL (Germany and German-speaking Europe).
Peg + Cat is also up for two 2015 Kidscreen Awards in the preschool category—best new series and best animated series. Winners will be announced on February 24 at a special gala event during Kidscreen Summit in Miami, Florida.
The series is co-produced for PBS KIDS by Toronto, Canada-based 9 Story Media Group (which also handles international distribution rights) and The Fred Rogers Company. It was created by Jennifer Oxley (Little Bill, The Wonder Pets!) and Billy Aronson (Rent, Postcards from Buster).