Germany’s m4e has signed a number of global broadcast deals for girl-skewing series Mia and me. The series has been picked up in the Nordic territories, Benelux, Estonia, Portugal, France, French-speaking Africa, Australia and Thailand.
Nickelodeon is taking season three to the Nordic territories for its pay-TV rights operations, as well as taking free-TV and pay-TV rights for Benelux. Estonian Public Broadcasting ERR picked up free-TV rights for its channel ETV2. The show’s pay-TV rights were picked up in Portugal by Canal Panda owner Dreamia, while Turner has acquired pay-TV rights in France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Monaco, Switzerland and French-speaking Africa.
Thailand’s TIGA Co. acquired pay-TV rights, and Australia’s Channel 11 snapped up free-TV rights for all three seasons.
In South America, Brazil’s Globosat has renewed its pay-TV rights for season one.
Season three has already premiered in Germany on KiKA. Simba Toys picked up the toy license for Mia and me in February, and playthings will be launching in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 2018 before rolling out globally. Mia and me‘s fourth season, plus a feature film, are currently in development.
The 78 x 23-minute show was created by Gerhard Hahn and is a production of Hahn & m4e Productions, along with Rainbow and ZDF. The show was acquired by m4e last June, when the company took a 45% stake in the international rights (excluding Italy) to the property. Hahn Film purchased the remaining 5% of Rainbow’s original 50% stake. Studio 100 then purchased a majority stake in m4e in January.