The Spanish production, distribution and service studio company Motion Pictures has secured a deal with Channel 5’s Milkshake! for the first two seasons of its new 2D animation MyaGo, which will see the preschool series launch in the UK from January 2020.
Co-produced with Irish content studio Piranha Bar, both seasons have also been picked up by RTP in Portugal where its set to launch in the first quarter of 2020 and ETB for the Basque region in Spain, with a scheduled launch date of April 2020.
In addition, Motion Pictures has sold both seasons of MyaGo to Discovery Kids (MENA), where the first season started airing in September 2019.
A third season of 52 episodes has also been greenlit, with production scheduled to start in January 2020. The new series will be produced in 4K and feature brand new characters, locations and countries.
Supporting the third instalment, Motion Pictures is collaborating with image and sound academy ITES to develop five interactive apps to complement the episodes.
These latest sales join existing broadcasters currently airing the series including RTEjr (Ireland), Club Super 3 (TV Catalunya), Clan (Spain) and TVNZ (New Zealand). The series also debuted on YLE’s TV2 in Finland in May 2019 where the first 13 episodes received an average share of 81 per cent among kids aged four to nine years.
Additionally, MyaGo will premiere on HOP! in Israel in December 2019, TVE’s Clan in Spain in January 2020 and SVT in Sweden in Q1 2020. In Brazil, the series launched on SVOD platform Globoplay in September 2019 and will air on preschool channel Gloobinho from March 2020.
Jorge Patiño, exec producer at Motion Pictures, added: “With MyaGo’s international roll-out well underway, we’re thrilled Channel 5’s Milkshake! is now set to become its UK home and to see the show’s presence strengthen even further in Europe.
“For season three, we’re looking to bring MyaGo’s values of gender equality further to the forefront and introduce storylines that give a presence to multiculturalism and racial diversity in this unique and colourful series.”
MyaGo tells the story of Mya, a young girl whose enthusiasm infects everyone around her. She lives in the very busy town of Everyday with her closest friends Suzie Play, Emily Share and the hilarious Tommy Stop.
With her fearless sense of adventure, she tries things for the first time with an ambitious and go-getter attitude.