Nick signs up SpiesAlso, from Kidscreen:
Nickelodeon has come onboard Zodiak Kids' animated series Totally Spies! for the first time.
Totally SpiesProduced 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).
TAGS: Season renewal
GENRES: Animation, Children's
SHOWS: Totally Spies
COMPANIES: Nickelodeon, TF1
COUNTRIES: Africa, Benelux, Europe, France, South-East Asia
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