A new kids TV distribution company, Jetpack Distribution, is taking flight next week at Annecy.
Its new CEO is former Disney executive Dominic Gardiner. Under his leadership, the London-based startup will distribute TV content for kids around the globe.
Jetpack Distribution is a partnership between Nerd Corps Entertainment, Samka Productions and Gardiner Entertainment.
The three founders are launching the startup to expand their global presence.
Jetpack offers kids series from Canada’s Nerd Corps (Endangered Species, Slugterra, League of Super Evil, Rated A for Awesome) and France’s Samka Productions (Jamie’s Got Tentacles, Invisible Network of Kids), and is actively seeking content from additional producers for global distribution.
Gardiner comes to Jetpack after starting his own strategic consulting business Gardiner Entertainment last year. Prior to that, he was director of acquisitions at Walt Disney Television, EMEA. Along with senior roles at Disney, Gardiner has experience at Jetix UK as director of programming and on-air, as well as at Turner Europe, as channel manager of Cartoon Network UK.