Toronto-based distributor Distribution360, a marblemedia company, has sold more than 260 eps to broadcasters and digital platforms across North America.
NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s 24-hour US preschool network Sprout, which recently refreshed its platform and announced plans to increase original content, has picked up D360′s latest preschool property, Yaya & Zouk (pictured). It is produced by indie prodco ToonDraw Productions in Montreal, in association with Société Radio-Canada and Yoopa.
The 78 x five-minute series from the creators of Toopy and Binoo follows the adventures of a sister and brother duo, who get themselves into hilarious situations while exploring real and imaginary worlds through creative play. YaYa & Zouk is expected to premiere in the US early this year on Sprout.
D360 has also reached a deal with BBC Kids Canada for the second season of The New Adventures of Figaro Pho. The 39 x seven-minute series is produced by boutique entertainment company Chocolate Liberation, which has offices in Toronto and Melbourne. The story follows Figaro Pho, who is determined to head out into the wild world and conquer the phobias that have stopped him from leading a normal life.
On the heels of picking up 58 original kids productions, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s new SVOD platform Curious World has nabbed Ottawa prodco Victory Arts’ creative mixed-media series’ Alphabet Stories (26 x 1.5 minutes) and YOUniverse (26 x 2.15 minutes). Alphabet Stories tells imaginative tales using words beginning with a letter of the alphabet, while YOUniverse lets preschoolers guide viewers through their vision of the universe.
Finally, D360 is sending two marblemedia properties to New York-based kids video service batteryPOP. Joining the platform aimed at kids six to 11 is the adrenaline-filled amusement park ride trivia series, Ride or Wrong (42 x three minutes/six x 21 minutes), as well as the third installment of the popular Sinking Ship Entertainment and marblemedia preschool franchise, This is Scarlett and Isaiah (52 x six minutes/13 x half hours).