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Imira makes raft of global sales

The Spanish distributor has inked a series of deals for shows including WatchCar (pictured), Hogie the Globehopper and Badanamu.
January 11, 2017

Spain-based distributor Imira Entertainment has finalized deals with global broadcasters and platforms for a number of its kids series.

Imira’s agreement with HBO Spain includes live-action adventure series Jamillah & Aladdin (52 x 11 minutes), Imira co-pro Bat Pat (52 x 11 minutes), sci-fi comedy series Alisa (24 x 26 minutes), preschool series Pororo the Little Penguin (156 x seven minutes and 78 x 13 minutes), the 52 x 13-minute series Sandra the Fairytale Detective and preschool comedy Cleo (39 x six).

Also in Spain, kids channel Clan TV picked up Mika’s Diary (52 x seven minutes) after having recently signed an agreement with Imira for its series Bat Pat.

In France, Turner will broadcast Marvel superhero series Wolverine & The X-Men (26 x 22 minutes). Across the Atlantic, TVA Canada has picked up Imira’s comedy adventure Lucky Fred (52 x 11 minutes), the second season of which is currently in production.

Meanwhile, Discovery Kids MENA secured preschool adventure series Hogie the Globehopper (52 x 11 minutes) as well as Mika’s Diary. In Mexico, Canal Once has signed an agreement for preschool titles Yahoo&Friends (104 x 11 minutes) and Zack & Quack (52 x 11 minutes).

Canal Plus is adding more of  Larva (208 x two minutes and 52 x four minutes) to its slate, while National Geographic picked up preschool series Vitaminix (104 x two minutes). Additionally, Argentina’s Primo TV signed an agreement for Lucky Fred, Lola & Virginio (52 x 12 minutes) and musical adventure series Freefonix (40 x 22 minutes).

Imira is also preparing to debut a renewed catalog at the upcoming NATPE market. These shows—including online preschool series Badanamu, musical series Live your Planet and action-adventure series WatchCar (pictured)—are part of a renewed focus on the Latin American and US Hispanic markets. The company bolstered its global content lineup late last year.

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Elizabeth Foster is Kidscreen's Senior Writer. Contact Elizabeth at efoster@brunico.com

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