Chapman Entertainment bags new broadcast deals

Target Entertainment secures new multi-regional broadcast deal with Nickelodeon for Roary.
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The first series of the 52 x ten-minute show has been licensed for broadcast by Nickelodeon’s international Nick Jr. Channels in Europe (including Benelux, Scandinavia, Germany, Spain and Italy), the Middle East, Asia (including India), Africa, Latin America and New Zealand.

Series two (52x10’) has also been acquired for Nickelodeon’s Scandinavian and Benelux feeds. The deals were brokered by Karen Wise, head of sales at Target Entertainment.

Other recent deals for Roary the Racing Car include a sale of series two to Rai Yoyo Italy, along with renewals of series 1 with Rai, SVT Sweden and YLE Finland.

With sales to over 150 territories, a nomination for a kids’ BAFTA and consistently ranking in the top five pre-school shows on Five Milkshake (UK), Roary shows no signs of slowing down.

Chapman Entertainment’s new pre-school series, Raa Raa the Noisy Lion has also received strong interest from international broadcasters and Target has now signed new deals with TVNZ, RUV Iceland, EBS Korea and Hop Israel taking global sales to now over 60 territories.

Fifi and the Flowertots continues to command significant enthusiasm from international broadcasters and Target has now signed Fifi’s second series to YLE Finland and has relicensed series 1 to ABC Australia where the show has performed consistently well since it launched seven years ago.

Target’s head of sales, Karen Wise, said: "The Chapman titles continue to grow in popularity around the world as demonstrated by this raft of recent deals for Roary, Raa Raa and Fifi.

"As well as being an established UK home for Roary, we are confident the series will resonate with Nick Jr. audiences around the world."

Chapman Entertainment’s director and co-founder, Andrew Haydon, added: "It’s wonderful to see our new property Raa Raa the Noisy Lion getting off to such a great start and of course its fantastic news that we have been able to secure Nickelodeon in multiple regions for Roary and of course to continue to sell our very first property Fifi and the Flowertots."

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