Thursday, January 19, 2012

Nick Jr. UK Picks Up Rights To Second Series Of "Ben and Holly"; Nick Jr. International Picks Up Rights To The First Series

According to this Nickelodeon News article on World Screen, Nick Jr. Channel UK and Ireland have announced that they have picked up the rights to broadcast series two of the popular animated Nick Junior Channel show "Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom" and will start to show the brand new episodes from season two of "Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom" in 2012, plus Nickelodeon's international Nick Jr. channels/blocks in Germany (Deutschland), Scandinavia, the Netherlands (Nederlands), Spain (Espana), Portugal, Italy (Italia), Eastern/Central Europe, Russia, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Latin America have picked up the rights to show the first series of "Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom":
Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom Lands New Broadcasters

LONDON: Entertainment One (eOne) Family has closed new deals for its kids’ series Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom, including with Nick Jr. in the U.K.

Nick Jr. UK will broadcast season two of Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom in 2012. The first season debuted on Nick Jr. UK in April 2009. In addition, RAI’s Yoyo channel in Italy, RTVE’s TV Clan in Spain and RTP, in Portugal have all picked up the first season of the show. Ireland’s RTE has re-licensed season one. The first season will also be broadcast on Nick Jr. channels/blocks in Germany, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Eastern/Central European, Russia, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Latin America.

Tina McCann, the managing director for Nickelodeon UK, said, “Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom is a beautiful show which plays a huge role in the success of Nick Jr. We are delighted to continue our collaboration.”

Joss Duffield, the head of international TV Sales for eOne Family said, “We’re thrilled that Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom is gaining the attention we know the show deserves. With Nick Jr.’s support internationally as well as in the U.K., where 36 licensees are already on board and other key foreign broadcasters attached, the show looks set to extend its success around the world.”
Also, from Licensing.biz:
International broadcasters sign up for eOne's Ben & Holly

Firm extends relationship with Nick Jr in various territories, among other deals.

Entertainment One Family has secured a number of new TV deals for Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom.

The firm has extended its relationship with Nick Jr, which debuted the show in the UK back in April 2009. Nick Jr UK will now also be broadcasting the second series of Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom this year.

Elsewhere, RAI's Yoyo channel in Italy, RTVE's TV Clan in Spain and RTP in Portugal have all picked up the first series of the show. Ireland's RTE has also re-licensed the first series.

On top of this, series one of the show will be broadcast on Nick Jr channels/blocks in Germany, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Eastern and Central Europe, Russia, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Australia and Latin America.

"Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom is a beautiful show which plays a huge role in the success of Nick Jr," said Tina McCann, MD of Nickelodeon UK. "We are delighted to continue our collaboration."
Also, from C21Media:
Ben and Holly on the move

Entertainment One (eOne) Family has secured deals across Europe for its Bafta-winning animated series Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom.

The second season of Ben and Holly, which features characters from an enchanted magical kingdom, is about to air on Nick Jr UK, which gave the first season its debut in 2009.

The first season has now been picked up by Rai’s Yoyo channel in Italy and RTVE-owned TV Clan in Spain. Portuguese national broadcaster RTP and RTÉ in Ireland will also air the first season.

Nick Jr will also now broadcast the cartoon across Central and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Latin America.

Joss Duffield, head of international TV sales for eOne Family said: “With Nick Jr’s support internationally as well as in the UK, the show looks set to extend its success around the world.”

Clive Whittingham
20-01-2012
C21Media

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