Australian free-to-air broadcaster Nine Networks has picked up UK-based Zeptolab’s flagship animated series Om Nom Stories. Nine will air all 16 seasons (80 x three minutes) on its free-TV and AVOD platforms, marking the first time the show will be available in Australia.
Om Nom Stories focuses on the adventures of a hyper little monster who originally made appearances in a few of Zeptolab’s video game titles. The preschool short series has netted more than 20 billion views on 86 YouTube channels, according to Zeptolab.
Ahead of the Australian premiere, Zeptolab is working with Aussie licensing agency WP Brands on a licensing and merchandising strategy for the region. The game developer is also prepping for additional growth of the brand, with two new games in the works, and an eye on exploring new spin-off formats.
Australia recently did away with its content quotas, which has creators concerned that children’s programming in the country could be in danger. Prior to the change, Nine Networks had picked up Alien TV (eOne and Australia’s Pop Family Entertainment) and animated series Space Nova from Sydney-based SLR Productions for its kids lineup.