Wizards vs Aliens seals international sales

FremantleMedia's drama series will head to the US, Australia, France and more.
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TV show Wizards vs Aliens has been sold to upwards of 50 territories across the globe.

The adventure drama series from FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment, which debuted on CBBC late last year, will head to North America, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, France and more.

Wizards vs Aliens will make its American debut on US kids’ and family network The Hub in 2013.

It has also been sold to territories including Australia and New Zealand (ABC, UKTV), Canada (BBC Kids), Latin America (HBO Family), France (Canal J), Poland (Canal +), Israel (Imagine Media), Thailand (Workpoint) and Malaysia (RTM).

"Our number one goal with the creation of Wizards vs Aliens was to produce a global hit that would entertain children and families alike," said Bob Higgins, executive vice president, FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment.

"The global response to this show has been amazing and we can’t wait to extend this zany and clever adventure to more countries throughout the world.”

Wizards vs Aliens follows the adventures of two 16-year old schoolboys, Tom and Benny, who battle to save Earth from the Nekross, an alien race. 

It is filmed in Cardiff and produced by BBC Cymru Wales in association with FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment for CBBC. The series was seen by 1.3 million children aged six to 12, accounting for 28 per cent of all six to 12 year olds in the UK.

FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment manages worldwide distribution of the series outside the UK, as well as brand licensing, home entertainment and other ancillary rights including publishing.

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