London’s Jetpack Distribution has purchased the international rights to preschool series Pip Ahoy! and Daisy & Ollie from CHF Media Group.
The deal includes seasons one to three of 2D-animated hit Pip Ahoy!, plus a 22-minute special, as well as Daisy & Ollie‘s first two seasons, a 22-minute special and 22 x 1.5-minute nursery rhyme shorts.
Since launching in 2014 on Channel 5′s Milkshake, Pip Ahoy! has sold to UK broadcaster Cartoonito and YouTube channel Wizz!. It most recently sailed onto iTVBe’s brand-new LittleBe preschool block and made its on-demand debut in China last year through a partnership with Yecheng Shanghai Media, Wings Media (owned by Shanghai Media Group) and China Telecom.
Daisy & Ollie, meanwhile, bowed in the UK in November 2017 and was Cartoonito’s most-watched program at launch. The series encourages young children to be curious and question the world around them. British comedian Jason Manford serves as executive producer, writer and also voices two side characters.
Jetpack has been expanding its portfolio of late, moving into teen content for the first time with the acquisition of exclusive worldwide rights to The Cul de Sac, a live-action sci-fi thriller from New Zealand’s Greenstone TV.