Cyber Group Studios is bringing a pair of its top-rated shows to the UK in partnership with Sony Pictures Television’s Pop and Tiny Pop kids’ channels.
The studio’s new animated series Sadie Sparks and pre-school series Gigantosaurus will both be broadcast in the UK for the first time on the free-to-air channels.
Raphaelle Mathieu, Senior Vice-President Sales, Acquisitions and New Media, Cyber Group Studios, says: “We see this collaboration with Sony Pictures Television as a pivotal step in our journey which will enable us to grow the reach and audiences of both properties. We are confident that securing free-to-air broadcast on the UK’s top-performing children’s channels – POP and Tiny POP – will help elevate Sadie Sparks and Gigantosaurus to great heights in such a key market.”
Sadie Sparks, aimed at children aged six to 10 years old, is the new 52x 11’ animated comedy series following the daily life of a teenage girl who discovers she has extraordinary powers. Unfortunately, such powers can only be harnessed in partnership with Gilbert, an ancient and extremely grumpy magical rabbit who just wants to retire. Sadie Sparks will make its UK free-to-air debut on POP, in Q2 2020.
Gigantosaurus brings to life Jonny Duddle’s book published by Templar. The award-winning 52x 11’ CGI comedy-action series has sold more than 250,000 units in the UK alone. It features four fiercely-fun dinosaur friends – Rocky, Bill, Mazu and Tiny – who take pre-schoolers on exciting, comedy-filled adventures as they dare to be themselves and explore the world beyond their nests. Currently airing on Disney around the globe, the series will hit UK screens on Tiny Pop also in Q2 2020.
Craig Hunter, Head of Kids Networks at Sony Pictures Television, says: “Our goal is to bring all kids and parents the best possible content, and so we’re thrilled to be working with Cyber Group Studios to bring Sadie Sparks and Gigantosaurus to a free to air audience for the very first time in the UK. These two new titles are full of exciting characters surrounded by great stories, and they'll be great additions to our portfolio.”
This latest announcement coincides with a period of significant growth for Cyber Group Studios’ brands following the start of an extensive licensing programme for Gigantosaurus. Partners include Jakks Pacific as master toy licensee, and Outright Games for video games.