The Jim Henson Company’s animated preschool series Doozers is now available to viewers of German pubcaster KiKA, and the program has also been licensed to new partners in the UK and Russia.
The KiKA signing follows a deal in February with German home video distribution company Polyband, which is distributing Doozers DVDs in German-language markets.
For the UK, Henson’s new partner Video On Demand 365 has acquired SVOD rights to the series while Letson Corporation has snapped up AVOD rights for Russia.
The deals come on the heels of a raft of new pick ups from international broadcasters including France Télévisions, RTVE for Clan (Spain), Dreamia (Portugal), AMC Networks International for Canal Panda (Spain), TV New Zealand, MediaCorp’s Okto Channel (Malaysia and Singapore), HOP! (Israel), as well as Radio Television Brunei and Emirates Cable TV & Multimedia LLC’s E-Junior (UAE).
In addition, NCircle Entertainment recently scooped up DVD distribution rights to the series in the US.
A co-production of The Jim Henson Company and DHX Media, Doozers debuted as the first Hulu Original series for kids in April 2014 in the US, before making its way to Cartoonito (UK), Boomerang (Germany), Boing (Italy), Discovery Kids (Latin America), Nick Jr. (Australia) and Cartoon Network (Asia).