KidsCo acquires five titles from Nelvana

Beyblade, Rolie Polie Olie and Babar among those to debut on channel in January.
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International children's TV channel, KidsCo has licensed a slate of new content from Nelvana.

Beyblade, Grossology, Rolie Polie Olie, Jacob Two-Two and Babar are all included in the deal.

The content acquired from Nelvana - which is owned by KidsCo joint venture partner, Corus Entertainment - will form part of the channel's January 2013 schedule when the refreshed brand is debuted on-air.

"2012 has been a year of content and dubbing investment for KidsCo, with our 2013 programming line-up looking stronger than ever," said Hendrik McDermott, MD of KidsCo. "Our new Nelvana titles will mean that our valued affiliates can continue to deliver a compelling range of KidsCo's safe, feel good and diverse content to audiences worldwide."

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Founded in 1971, Nelvana is made up of two divisions. Nelvana Studios develops and produces animated content from its production facility in Toronto.

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