Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Nickelodeon Acquires International Television Broadcast Rights For Zodiak Kids' Children's Animated Series "Totally Spies!"

From C21Media:
Nick signs up Spies

Nickelodeon has come onboard Zodiak Kids' animated series Totally Spies! for the first time.

Totally Spies
Produced by Zodiak subsidiary Marathon Media, the sixth season (26x26′) of the action comedy was commissioned by French broadcaster TF1 and has been picked up for French pay-TV by Disney.

Nickelodeon has acquired it for German-speaking Europe, Benelux, the Nordics, CIS, Southeast Asia and Africa.

Advanced negotiations are currently underway for broadcasters in Italy and Canada, a spokeswoman for Marathon told C21. The new season is set to launch at Mipcom Junior in Cannes next month.

Totally Spies! First appeared on TF1 in 2001 and follows three Beverly Hills college students who become spies for the secret international group WHOOP (the World Organization Of Human Protection).

Nico Franks

TAGS: Season renewal
GENRES: Animation, Children's
SHOWS: Totally Spies
COMPANIES: Nickelodeon, TF1
COUNTRIES: Africa, Benelux, Europe, France, South-East Asia
Also, from Kidscreen:
Global broadcasters pick up Totally Spies season six

Zodiak Kids has inked global broadcast renewals for season six of Marathon Media-produced girl-centric animated series Totally Spies! (26 x 26 minutes).

The hit action comedy’s original commissioning broadcaster, TF1 in France, has picked up the brand-new season along with Nickelodeon for German-speaking Europe, Benelux, CE Europe, Nordics, CIS, SE Asia and Africa, and Disney France.

Supporting the show’s cross-platform approach, an original four-month promotional event slated to culminate at Versailles in 2013 features a Versailles-themed movie, interactive app and treasure hunt, will launch in addition to updates for the brand's successful Facebook RPG, Totally Spies! Fashion Agents.

The new season is set to debut at MIP Junior next month. With 156 episodes, Totally Spies! is now the longest-running French animated series and has been one of TF1′s top-performing kids show since its launch in 2001. The series has also expanded into mobile apps with last year’s release of Totally Pinball Party.

Zodiak Kids handles all TV rights for the series while consumer products rights are managed by Zodiak Kids CP Paris.

Tags: Disney, Marathon Media, MIPCOM Junior, Nickelodeon, TF1, Totally Spies, Versailles, Zodiak Kids
Also, from Kidscreen's 'iKids' (article dated Tuesday 16th July 2013):
Totally Spies expands presence in Southern Europe

Totally Spies viewers will be seeing a lot more of the Zodiak Kids brand in Southern Europe thanks to new cross-platform initiatives by Italy’s Super TV and Spain’s TV3.

The Marathon Media-produced animated series launched as a brand new mini-site on Super TV's Super.it kid’s portal on June 24, becoming the portal's first property-based mini-site. The dedicated mini-site features wallpaper, cut-outs, coloring pages, puzzles, and action games. The launch was timed with a recent Super TV re-launch of the entire 156 x 26-minute Totally Spies franchise.

For Spain, TV3′s kids channel Super3 has launched season six with an extensive broadcast promotion highlighted by 12 new episodes of the series and strong ratings from airing Totally Spies! The Movie (1 x 75 minutes) on June15-16. Super3′s kids portal www.super3.cat has also added new online activities around the IP and TV3 recently renewed seasons one to five and Totally Spies! The Movie.

The latest projects follow the announcement of an international promotional event at Versailles taking place this summer.

The new season has also been sold to Nickelodeon (German-speaking Europe, Benelux, CE Europe, Nordics, CIS, SE Asia, and Africa), Disney (France), Cartoon Network (LatAm), Teletoon (Canada), DeA Kids (Italy) and MBC (Middle East).

Tags: Super TV, Totally Spies, TV3, Zodiak Kids