Australia-based Beyond Distribution has inked a number of broadcast agreements for the preschool series Footy Pups.
Two seasons of the 60 x 15-minute live-action/animated series have been licensed as a format by ITI Neovision in Poland. The series will air under the title Psiaki Futbolaki & MiniMistrzowie on the kids channel MiniMini+ later this year.
Footy Pups was also picked up by BBC Worldwide for CBeebies in Australia. Last year, the series was acquired by BBC Worldwide for Africa and the Middle East.
Produced by Dot to Dot Productions for CBeebies in the UK, Footy Pups is hosted by Olympic football (soccer) champion Rachel Yankey. Yankey, along with a team of animated dogs called the Footy Pups, teaches a different skill to a group of children each episode.
Additionally, the show’s animated spinoff series Go Go Footy Pups (pictured) was acquired by public broadcaster RTV in Slovenia.