eOne Family secures broadcasting deals for popular pre-school titles across Central Eastern Europe

Robert Hutchins

By Robert Hutchins

October 4th 2013 at 10:53AM
UPDATED October 4th 2013 at 12:49PM
eOne Family secures broadcasting deals for popular pre-school titles across Central Eastern Europe

Acquisitions across the region for Peppa Pig, Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom, Tractor Tom, Mist and Lost and Found.

Entertainment One Family has secured a host of new broadcast deals across Central Eastern Europe and other European markets for its portfolio of kids programming.

Acquisitions across the region deals for the firm's popular pre-school series, Peppa Pig, Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom, tractor tom, Mist and Lost and Found.

Peppa Pig will launch on MTVA Hungary for the first time alongside Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom, Tractor tom, Mist and Lost and Found.

In Ukraine, kids channel Inter 1+1 will debut six series of Peppa Pig, series one and two of Tractor Tom, intergalactic pre-school show Rob the Robot and Lost and Found.

Chello Central Europe has licensed the broadcast rights to Lost and Found as well as renewed Pat and Stan shorts for its pan regional Minimax and Megamax channels across several territories in CEE, including Hungary, Romanian Czech republic, Slovakia, Serbia and Croatia.

Meanwhile, in Scandinavia, NRK in Norway has taken series three and four of Peppa Pig and YLE in Finland has licensed TV rights for Lost and Found.

Star Channel in Greece will air series three of Peppa Pig this autumn, while Capital TV in Cyprus has picked series one two of the popular kids show.

Noga Communications in Israel has acquired Lost and Found.

Monica Candiani, head of international sales at Entertainment One Family, said: "Central and Eastern Europe are key emerging territories for us and we're delighted that our new partnerships with MTVA, 1+1 and Chello will further expand our broadcast footprint in this market.

"We have a rich portfolio of children's properties, many of which are award winning, and it's hugely exciting that these deals will bring our titles to new families when they launch on these channels later this year."