Cyber Group goes on global sales spree

Animated series Gigantosaurus, Mirette Investigates and The Pirates Next Door are among the 15 shows just acquired by a raft of international broadcasters.
November 14, 2018

Cyber Group Studios is growing its global footprint, signing a bunch of new broadcast deals for 15 series in its library, including Gigantosaurus (pictured).

The Paris-based company has sold its dino-centric preschool toon to RAI (Italy) and SRC (Canada), who will join Disney Junior (worldwide), Super RTL (Germany), France Télévisions and Netflix in airing the series. Earlier this year, Jakks Pacific was tapped as the IP’s global master toy licensee, and a first wave of products is set to roll out at retailers worldwide in fall 2019.

Meanwhile, animated comedy The Pirates Next Door will sail onto RTVE (Spain), RAI (Italy), WDR/ARD—KiKa (Germany), RTP (Portugal) and Vianet (Ukraine); and RTVE (Spain), RTBF (Belgium), Vianet (Ukraine) and TFO (Canada) have picked up Mirette Investigates.

The first season of action/comedy series Mini-Ninjas is set to bow on RTP (Portugal) and TVA (Canada), while the preschool show Zou was picked up by Vianet (Ukraine), Ceska TV (Czech Republic) and TVA (Canada). Zak Jinks will join the schedule at TG4 (Ireland) and Télé-Québec (Canada); Zorro is heading to Vianet (Ukraine); and Long Long Holiday was acquired by Ceska TV (Czech Republic). Cyber Group also signed deals with Channel 1 in Russia for Leo the Wildlife Ranger and Cloud Bread 2, CJ English Gem (Korea) for Ozie Boo Saves the Planet and Adam’s Bakery, and Forever Group (Myanmar) for Baloopo, Mia and Raju The Rickshaw. Package deals were also inked with US OTT platforms Future Today and PlayKids.

The sales spree comes in the wake of Cyber Group partnering with media conglomerate Turner to create animated comedy series Taffy. And the busy company has teamed up with with Russian animation company Soyuzmultfilm Studio to co-produce two new animated series, Digital Girl and Magic Chess Odyssey.

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