Indie producer Novel Entertainment has sold its children’s TV series Horrid Henry to a number of new territories through global distribution partner Zodiak Kids.
Korean agent Asiana has taken IPTV and DVD rights to Horrid Henry series three. Greek broadcaster ERT has picked up TV rights to the third series, while Mediacorp Singapore has acquired series three of Horrid Henry and relicensed seasons one and two. NRK in Norway, meanwhile, has renewed its deal for series one, Slovenian Pro Plus has taken series two and three and PlusPlus has scooped up seasons one through three for Ukraine. The first season of Horrid Henry will also debut in Israel through a deal with Noga Communications.
The show already airs on Cartoon Network for the Asia Pacific region, ZDF Germany, RTE Eire, Mediacorp Singapore, RUV Iceland, NRK Norway, SVT Sweden, YLE Finland, RTP Portugal, TVP1 in Poland, Iconix in Korea and Digiturk in Turkey.
Horrid Henry is also heading to new territories in the online realm, as for the first time Novel is making episodes of the show available for download via iTunes. In conjunction with the show’s DVD partner Abbey Home Media, the first of its three seasons will be available for download on the platform. The first of the releases, each containing 13 eleven-minute episodes, has been released, and the following three volumes will be available in the coming months.
Horrid Henry already has an online presence through flagship site horridhenry.me, and Novel has added a brand-new subscriber portal within the site that allows users to access exclusive online Horrid Henry content. This new ‘Purple Pass’ provides members with monthly webisodes, audio stories and virtual videos plus games and activities.
Now one of the biggest animated children’s shows ever in the UK, the broadcasting and online content initiatives follow recent brand extensions into film, stage, radio and digital.