KidsCo signs FME kids classics

Likes of Count Duckula and DangerMouse expand portfolio of children's channel in Europe.
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Fast growing children's channel KidsCo is teaming up with FremantleMedia Enterprises.

The deal will see a number of FME's classic children's programmes made available to Western European audiences in Spain, Portugal, France and Germany.

Series including Count Duckula, DangerMouse, The Big Friendly Giant and The Wind in the Willows will be added to the KidsCo portfolio. They will begin airing in early 2010 across KidsCo's Western European platforms.

"With our existing content like Jass Time and The Wiggles encouraging children to learn and be active - whether through arts and crafts or exercise - it's important to offer a strong mix of fresh programming and staple classics," explained Eileen McCarthy, programming director at KidsCo. "Children have enjoyed following characters like DangerMouse and Toad of Toad Hall for many years."

Hendrik Van Daalen, VP sales for Spain, Portugal, France and Italy at FME, added: "As KidsCo continues its expansion across Europe, we are pleased to provide high quality content for children of all ages and backgrounds."

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