The licensing agreements cover properties including Dinosaur Train, Doozers and Sid the Science Kid series.

New licensing deals announced for The Jim Henson Company’s pre-school brands

Following MIPTV, The Jim Henson Company has announced a string of new licensing deals for its varied pre-school brands.

The licensing agreements cover properties including Dinosaur Train, Doozers and Sid the Science Kid series.

Richard Goldsmith, EVP of global distribution at The Jim Henson Company, said: “Programmers for free TV, SVOD and every platform in between recognise the impeccable value, sustained appeal and consistent performance of our properties, and this is why our company has dominated the worldwide marketplace for 60 years.

“Every new series created and produced by The Jim Henson Company continues to build on the legacy, expertise and innovation that is synonymous with the Henson name.”

For Dinosaur Train, Netflix has snapped up global SVOD rights for season one of the series, while TVO has acquired the free TV rights for the all-new season four for English speaking Canada

Other companies on board for the show include France Televisions, MVTA, Tring TV and Multichoice Africa Limited.

Elsewhere, Germany’s online subscription video on demand service Watchever GmbH has secured the rights to Doozers, and France Televisions Distribution has acquired TVOD rights for France. Plus, POD Worldwide has taken on Doozers for free TV airing in Thailand.

Lastly, global SVOD rights for Sid the Science Kid and Sid the Science Kid: The Movie have been given to Netflix, while the likes of Discovery Education, Movile Internet Movel and Tring TV are also on board.

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