Barcelona-based Imira Entertainment has signed a number of global content deals with broadcasters including Nickelodeon, Turner and Netflix.
Netflix signed a multi-title deal for Korean studio SAMG Animation’s preschool shows Vroomiz, MiniForce and Power Battle Watch-Car, while also picking up Imira-produced toons Lucky Fred, Lola & Virginia and Sandra, the Fairytale Detective.
Turner acquired Calm Island’s Badanamu and Vroomiz for Italy. while Nickelodeon is expanding its acquisition of TUBA n’s Larva by adding additional seasons for Spain, Portugal and Portuguese-speaking Africa.
Spanish children’s channel Clan, meanwhile, has picked up Showlab’s preschool show YoYo. South Africa’s Showmax channel acquired Jamillah & Aladdin, a co-pro from CBeebies, Kindle Entertainment, Toonz Entertainment and Mediabiz about a modern day Aladdin in Africa. Mexico’s Canal 11 is taking Zodiak Kids’ Zack & Quack, along with Aurora’s preschool show Yoohoo & Friends.
Portugal’s SIC K channel closed a deal for IMP classic The Smurfs for Portugal and Portuguese-speaking Africa. And Kids Network in the Middle East has acquired Sandra, the Fairytale Detective.
According to Imira, the distributor has seen a 70% increase in sales so far in 2017, which the company attributes largely to new, emerging and consolidating digital platforms in the kids space. Last week, Imira sold all four seasons of Larva to Disney XD in LatAm and the Caribbean basin, and distributor also signed a raft of content deals earlier this year.