Italian producer/distributor Mondo TV has partnered with Discovery on a three-year deal that will bring the first two seasons of Robot Trains to the Middle East.
The CGI series’ first season will launch in Arabic on Discovery’s DKids pay-TV channel next month. Season two is currently in production and set to premiere in the region in February 2019.
The 32 x 11-minute series targets children ages four to seven and follows a group of special trains that can transform into robots. Produced by South Korea’s CJ E&M, Robot Trains is distributed and licensed by Mondo TV in a number of European territories. (Mondo TV also co-produces the show’s second season with CJ E&M.)
Mondo recently inked a number of Robot Trains agreements with broadcasters including DeA Junior (Italy) and Canal Panda (Portugal, Angola, Mozambique and Cape Verde). Licensing is well underway for the brand in South Korea, where toys, publishing, kitchenware, food, back-to-school and stationery goods have launched.