Jim Henson Company’s HIP signs deals for Annoying Orange and Driftwood Bay

The Jim Henson Company’s distribution and licensing banner, HIP is expanding its global business with a raft of new international broadcast agreements for children’s series Driftwood Bay and Annoying Orange.

The shows are just two of the children’s entertainment programmes the company offers, ranging from pre-school, children and family programming to tween, teen and young adult brands.

Annoying Orange, currently airing on Cartton Network in the US and ABC in Australia, will now air on Teletoon in canada, cartoon Network in Latin America, Nelonen in Finland, NOGA in Israel and CJ E&M’s anime channel Tooniverse, in South Korea.

Meanwhile, the mixed media series, Driftwood Bay (pictured) has been licensed to European broadcasters, including MTV and YLE in finland, NRK in Norway, SVT in Sweden and HOP in Israel.

 Richard goldsmith, EVP, global distribution for The Jim Henson Company, said: "HIP is committed to serving the needs of our clients, both the producers whose content we represent and the broadcasters whose programming needs are a top priority.

"Our diverse programming has allowed us to grow our business while augmenting the opportunities for both our programming partners and our distribution clients. The more variety there is in our catalog, the more broadcasters we’re able to work with and supply top both content."

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