City of Friends set for further growth in Nordics

CreaCon signs multi-year deal with Turner Broadcasting for pre-school show.
Publish date:
Social count:

CreaCon is continuing to build up its pre-school show City of Friends, sealing a high profile deal with Turner Broadcasting System Europe to air the series across the Nordic region.

Turner has acquired the current City of Friends catalogue of two 26 x ten-minute series and two 30-minute specials. It will begin daily broadcasts of the animation in Norway, Finland, Sweden, Iceland and Denmark on Boomerang and Cartoon Network from October.

CreaCon has also begun development on a third series with its animation production partner Action Synthese Studios in France.

The agreement with Turner in the Nordics also boosts the licensing push for City of Friends. Alongside the seven-day broadcasting, CreaCon will execute a series of ad campaigns on Turner's network to support the licensing programme for the property.

"We are delighted to have entered into an important and strategically significant agreement with Turner Broadcasting," said Carl Christian Hamre, CEO of CreaCon. "We have always respected and admired Turner's ethos in nurturing and growing children's shows and we feel that City of Friends will perfectly complement and enhance their existing line-up."

Want to receive up to the minute licensing industry news straight to your inbox? Click here to sign up for the free Daily Digest and Newsflash services. You can also follow on Twitter and Facebook.


Featured Jobs

Aardman Job Logo 620 x 349

Brand Manager (Maternity Cover)

Part of the brand team, The Brand Manager works closely with several members of the department, including Studio Publicist, Community Managers, Licensing, Sales and Attractions and Live Experiences teams to implement local and international strategies in the form of brand plans and maximising on all activity surrounding the properties.

Universal Job Logo 620 x 349

Senior Graphic Designer, EMEA - Consumer Products

Working in tandem with the Product Development team and reporting into the Design Manager EMEA, the purpose of this role is to drive forward our creativity across all licensed consumer products. As part of the creative team, you’ll be developing exceptional creative assets and product concepts for numerous NBCUniversal franchises that inspire licensing partners across the entire region.

SanrioJob Logo 620 x 349

Creative Manager

Best known for global icon Hello Kitty, Sanrio has a portfolio of more than 400 characters. We license a unique collection of branded gifts, stationery and fashion accessory items while collaborating with the most respected companies in the world. Our EMEA business coordinates the development licensing throughout Europe, Russia, Middle East, Africa, Asia (for Mr Men), Australia and New Zealand. An exciting, permanent opportunity has come up at our London office to lead our Design team as Creative Manager (m/f)

Vivid Job Logo 620 x 349

Digital Marketing Executive - Toys & Games

Vivid is Britain’s biggest toy company and the 20 largest in the world. With offices across the globe, they sell an amazing portfolio of toys and games to over 60 countries. Vivid is best known for its association with blockbuster brands and is very excited about future opportunities around the world.