Germany’s Studio 100 and m4e have signed new broadcasting deals with South Korea’s CJ E&M and Singapore’s Mediacorp for a number of popular animated series, including Maya the Bee and Australian-bred Tashi.
CJ E&M has acquired SVOD and pay-TV rights to the second seasons of Maya the Bee (52 x 11 minutes) and CGI preschool series Tip the Mouse (26 x 7 minutes), as well as 52 x 10-minute preschool toon Florrie’s Dragons. All three programs are expected to air on CJ E&M’s English Gem, a new premium, English-language learning channel launching in Korea next month.
Mediacorp, meanwhile, has snapped up broadcasting rights to Tashi (52 x 11 minutes) and Nils Holgersson (52 x 13 minutes) for its Okto children’s channel.
Exclusive pay-TV, free-TV and VOD distribution rights to Tashi were most recently picked up by China’s second-largest cinema investment company, Dadi Media, for Mainland China. Studio 100′s Aussie animation studio Flying Bark Productions produces the series in association with India’s Discreet Art Productions and Irish company Telegael Teoranta.
Studio 100-repped Big & Small and Zigby will also head to Mainland China, following an exclusive TV and VOD rights distribution deal inked with CJ E&M last month.