Taffy grows Eastern European profile

Firm inks key broadcast sales for numerous properties in the region.
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Taffy Entertainment has revealed a number of new Eastern European sales, completed after last month's DISCOP market in Budapest.

Lithuania's LNK has obtained free TV rights to the animated shows Dr Dog and The Fantastic Four; Pet Alien has been picked up by Ukraine free TV broadcaster 1+1; Urania has picked up the home video rights to Dive Olly Dive (pictured) in both the Czech Republic and Slovakia; while new CGI animated series Casper's Scare School has been snapped up for home video by SDT in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia territories.

In addition, Croatian distributor Blitz Films has obtained the free TV, pay TV and home video rights to Dive Olly Dive and SamSam for ex-Yugoslavian territories.

"The Eastern European markets are continuing to grow and we're happy to be meeting their ever growing demand for quality children's programming," commented Marie Conge, senior VP of international sales at Taffy.

"All of these new sales are for brands that have already been sucessful in other territories, so we are confident this trend will continue for our newest partners."

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