Toronto, Canada-based producer and distributor Portfolio Entertainment has signed a raft of agreements that will see a number of animated and live-action series launch in the US, the Middle East and North Africa, and Ukraine.
Starz in the US has picked up both seasons of CBeebies docu-series Do You Know? Hosted by YouTube tech vlogger Maddie Moate, the live-action series will air on Starz’ on-demand and online platforms. Do You Know? previously sold to NOGA Children’s Channel (Israel) and Discovery Family (the Middle East and Africa).
Ultra Kids (ex-Yugoslavia) has taken the first two seasons of animated preschool series Doki (pictured), while Ukraine’s Niki Kids has signed on for the comedy toon Freaktown.
In MENA, Discovery Kids and E Junior acquired preschool show Mack & Moxy. The 12 x 13-minute series features voice work from Hank Azaria, Josh Duhamel and Rachel Ray.
These agreements come as Portfolio continues to expand its properties globally, inking a number of international deals recently for its shows. In the past year alone, Doki has been picked up by National Geographic Channel (MENA), Studio U7′s Channel Ryzhy (Russia), Discovery Family (Middle East, Africa, Greece), KiKa (Germany) and Hakka TV (Taiwan).
Freaktown, meanwhile, was acquired by Sony Pictures’ Kix (UK), DR ULTRA Channel (Denmark), Cartoon Network (Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand), ABC Australia and Turner’s Kids Networks in EMEA.