International broadcasters rock to Groove HighAlso, from C21Media:
The 26 x 30-minute series, aimed at kids six to 14 and co-produced with Telegael and Nexus, has been picked up by Disney Channels EMEA for broadcast in the UK, France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, India, Portugal and Spain.
Additional broadcasters acquiring the series include Canal Plus (Poland), Nickelodeon (Benelux/Scandinavia) [Nickelodeon Benelux; including Nickelodeon Belgium and Nickelodeon Netherlands, and [Nickelodeon Scandinavia; including Nickelodeon Denmark, Nickelodeon Norway, and Nickelodeon Sweden]], Noga (Israel), PBS Malta, TG4 (Ireland), Televisa (Latin America), YLE (Finland), E-Vision (Dubai) and French language channel TV5 Monde.
Groove High follows the high school adventures of two teen rock stars and premiered in France in September 2012. Its UK launch will begin next month with new territories set to air the series in 2013.
Tags: Canal Plus, Disney Channels EMEA, Groove High, Nexus, Planet Nemo, Telegael, Televisa
Kidscasters gets groovyAlso, from TBI Vision:
A raft of broadcasters across EMEA and Latin America have picked up Groove High, a French/Irish animation and live-action hybrid kids’ series.
Disney Channel has acquired the 6-14 year-old skewing Groove High (26x30′) for its pan-regional EMEA feed. The series is coproduced by French producer and distributor Planet Nemo alongside compatriots Nexus Factory and Irish toon house Telegael Teoranta.
After making its debut on Disney France in September, Groove High will air on the Disney Channel in the UK in November and then with the Mouse House in Italy, Portugal, Spain, Australia, New Zealand and India in 2013.
The comedy series follows the story of a group of talented kids living in an elite school for the performing arts, as told by two of its rock star alumni.
Nemo has also secured broadcast agreements with Canal Plus (Poland), Nickelodeon (Benelux/Scandinavia), Noga (Israel), PBS Malta, TG4 (Ireland), Televisa (Latin America), YLE (Finland), E-Vision (Dubai) and French language channel TV5 Monde.
TAGS: Mergers and Acquisitions
GENRES: Animation, Children's
SHOWS: Groove High
COMPANIES: Disney Channels EMEA, Nexus Factory, Planet Nemo Animation, Telegael Teoranta, The Walt Disney Company
COUNTRIES: EMEA, France, Ireland
Disney Channels orders French kids series Groove High
The network will air the 26x30mins series in the UK, France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, India, Portugal and Spain.
Groove High is a 2D animated series with live action segments and targeting kids six to fourteen.
The show is produced by Planet Nemo in association Telegael and Nexus. It has also been pre-sold to international broadcasters including Canal Plus (Poland), Nickelodeon (Benelux/Scandinavia), Noga (Israel), PBS Malta, TG4 (Ireland), Televisa (Latin America), YLE (Finland), E-Vision (Dubai) and French language channel TV5 Monde.
The series follows teens Zoe and Tom who are touring with their rock band but are also nostalgic about their high schools.
Patricia Hidalgo, VP, content and programming strategy, The Walt Disney Company EMEA comments: “We are delighted to welcome Groove High to the Disney Channel fold. This acquisition underscores our ongoing commitment to provide global programming with the very best creative production companies from markets across Europe. The series combines a unique mix of animation, live-action comedy and music, which perfectly complements our own highly successful quality content including the hugely popular series Phineas and Ferb and Austin & Ally.”
Frédéric Puech, president, Planet Nemo added: “We are delighted to be collaborating with Disney on this exciting new series and are extremely pleased to have secured agreements with leading broadcast platforms in such key territories. Groove High is sure to resonate with children everywhere as they recognise the funny scenarios and shared experiences which take place in schools all over the world.”