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Turner picks up Jungle Beat for Boomerang in Central and Eastern Europe

World premiere of third season to take place in Q3 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux and Eastern Europe.
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Jungle Beat - the non-verbal children's animated series from South Africa's Sunrise Productions - has been picked up by Turner Broadcasting for its Boomerang channel across Central and Eastern Europe.

The new third season of 13 episodes will have its world premiere on the kids network in Q3 2015 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux and Eastern Europe, following which it will be licensed to free TV broadcasters.

VRT is already on board for Flemish-speaking Belgium.

Distributor Monster Entertainment has sold seasons one and two to broadcasters in 182 countries and to 30 airlines.

Season three is being completed at the moment, while seasons four and five are in production.

There is also an active licensing programme, theatrical screenings, a high-end iOS and Android game, a digital kids club and promotional opportunities underway.

"Our passion with Jungle Beat is to build a quality brand in every respect and we are incredibly excited that the show will be broadcast on Boomerang," said Phil Cunningham, producer at Sunrise Productions.

Sylvia Nagl, programming director kids channels at Turner Broadcasting System for Central and Eastern Europe, added: "We are very happy to extend our programme portfolio with the multi-awarded show Jungle Beat. It suits perfectly to our kids and family channel Boomerang."

Jungle Beat is a series of CG animated, self-contained, dialogue-free episodes focusing on different animals and the bizarre situations they encounter in nature.

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