Jetpack inks round of global broadcast deals

Broad range of EMEA and Asia agreements bring Daisy & Ollie, Talking Tom and Friends and more to new territories around the globe

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 02.04.2020 | Watch

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Jetpack Distribution has inked a fresh round of broadcast partnerships for some if the biggest shows in its 690-hour catalogue.

International networks have come on board to air global hits including Daisy & Ollie, Emmy & Gooroo, Buck & Buddy and Talking Tom and Friends for new audiences around the world amid what Jetpack CEO Dominic Gardiner calls “challenging and uncertain times for the TV industry”.

Discovery Kids MENA has boosted its pre-school offer through the acquisition of the pay TV rights for season three of Daisy & Ollie and season two of Emmy & Gooroo, alongside non-dialogue comedy animation Bucky & Buddy.

AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe has acquired a large package of pay TV and VOD rights for five seasons of comedy animation Talking Tom and Friends, shorts from the same series, and Talking Angela videos for its Minimax channels in much of Central Europe, including Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Moldova, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia.

Talking Tom and Friends will also extend its stay on WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks channels, including Boomerang and Cartoon Network, in SoutheastAsia, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand, extending an on-going agreement to include series four and five of Talking Tom and Friends. The deal also includes Talking Tom Heroes.

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Super RTL has acquired the SVOD rights for Talking Tom Heroes, The UK’s CITV has bought the free-to-air rights for Buck & Buddy, and German channel KIKA has acquired the free-to-air rights for animated show Wolf.

Finally, United Media has picked up the rights for Emmy & Gooroo, and seasons one to four of pre-school live action Our Family for Pikaboo, United’s Vavoom channel will also welcome seasons one to three of The Cul De Sac and seasons one and two of comedy animation Barefoot Bandits. The deal covers Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia and Montenegro.

“These deals are testament to the enduring appeal of good quality kids and family content. Long may that continue,” adds chief executive Dominic.

“We are really pleased to be working with such brilliant production and IP owners and doing business with prestigious international networks who remain as committed as ever to delivering great experiences for young audiences.”


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