Coral Gables, Florida-based Hispanic broadcaster Alterna’TV has partnered with Your Family Entertainment to bring the German independent content owner’s 24-hour kids channel Fix & Foxi to viewers across the US and Latin America.
With creative and rollout support from Your Family Entertainment’s EVP of international channels Paul Robinson, who joined YFE from KidsCo last year, Alterna’TV will make Fix & Foxi accessible as a linear channel, a VOD option, and as an app for iPads and mobile devices, to its carriage partners in 25 countries from Chile to Canada.
Alterna’TV, which is a subsidiary of Miami-based satellite service provider Eutelsat Americas, is offering the channel’s children’s animation and live-action programming in both English and Spanish from early 2015.
YFE holds the rights to the iconic 40-year-old Fix & Foxi characters created by famous German comic artist and publisher Rolf Kauka.
The comics starring the twin fox brothers went on to become the most successful German comic series in the world with 718 million copies sold globally.
Expanding on a half-hour animated Fix & Foxi TV series that debuted in 2000, YFE launched the 24-hour Fix & Foxi kids channel on December 1, 2014, for pay-TV in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and other German-language markets across Europe. It’s also available across the MENA region via Dubai-headquartered satellite platform My-HD.