MIPCOM 08: Olivia ties up new partners

Chorion property secures new broadcast deals.
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Chorion has signed a raft of major international broadcast partners for new series Olivia.

TF1 in France, Nick Jr in the UK, Treehouse in Canada, Danmarks Radio and The Walt Disney Company Latin America have all pledged support.

Credited as one of the most viewed new shows at 2007's Mipcom Jr, Olivia is a Nickelodeon (US) commission. It has already been picked up by Five in the UK, ABC Australia, YLE Finland, SVT Sweden, NRK Norway and RUV Iceland. The show will begin airing nationwide in spring 2009.

"Olivia is proving to be incredibly popular as both a television and licensed property and we are delighted to have secured these new deals at Mipcom," said Geraint Marsh, senior VP of TV sales at Chorion. "The books are already an established brand and we are excited to introduce Olivia to new audiences worldwide."

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