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Monster inks broadcast, VOD deals

Irish distributor Monster Entertainment has finalized sales for a number of its non-dialog animated children's series to international broadcasters and VOD companies.
May 25, 2015

Irish distributor Monster Entertainment has finalized sales for a number of its non-dialog animated children’s series to international broadcasters and VOD companies.

Among the deals, Belgium’s VRT, Canada’s VRAK and Latvia’s BMA have snapped up 26 x one-minute Luchien (pictured), produced by Belgium studio Tuffe Productions. The series for kids three to six follows the zany adventures of Luchien the dog and his best friend Gabin the parrot.

BMA has also picked up comedy series Gazoon, which centers around a group of wild animals in the African savanna. In addition, Studio 100 has licensed Gazoon on behalf of Junior TV in Germany.

Indonesian toon Flip Flap, produced by Mikauru for MNCTV, has been licensed by Finnish broadcaster Sanoma/Nelonen Media. And in a deal with Urania, DVD’s will be distributed to Czech Republic and Slovakia.

For new video streaming business, Polish VOD company Galapagos has acquired Pikklui, Hullabalooba (Studio Outo) and Outopus. PakaPaka, the first children’s television channel operated by Argentina’s Ministry of Education, has also taken comedy series Outopus.

The latest deals from Monster follow its recent raft of sales for Jungle Beat from South Africa’s Sunrise Productions. Monster added Luchien, Hullabalooba and Flip Flap to its content portfolio in September 2014.

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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