Dublin-based creative production, distribution and licensing company JAM Media has signed a multi-territory agreement with Nickelodeon to air the brand-new animated preschool comedy series Becca's Bunch across its channels globally!
Nickelodeon has secured the exclusive broadcast rights to the series in the US and Pay TV rights for the rest of the world.
Becca's Bunch will debut in the US in 2017, with the series rolling out onto Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels internationally soon after.
Jam Media Chief Executive Officer (CEO) John Rice said, "Nickelodeon is the perfect partner for Becca's Bunch and it's exciting that they have made such a commitment to the show, rolling it out worldwide following its US debut next year. We are confident, that Becca and her friends will quickly win a multitude of fans around the globe."
Currently in production, Becca's Bunch (52 x 11 minute episodes) revolves around Becca, a unique little Bird! She has an innate curiosity and a wonderful way of looking at things. From her quirky dress sense to her hobbies - Becca is a bird like no other and chirps to her own tune! Her can-do attitude allows her big ideas to take flight on the most fantastical adventures with her three best friends - Stewy, Pedro and Sylvia. Becca’s infectious enthusiasm encourages her besties, aka The Wild Bunch, to seek out adventure in Wagtail Woods and boldly go where no Bird, Worm, Squirrel and Fox have gone before! The Wild Bunch haven't been everywhere, but it's on Becca’s list!
The series merges live action, puppetry, 2D and CG animation to create a textured world that the audience will want to reach out and touch.
Jam Media, which has studios in both Dublin and Belfast in Northern Ireland, pitched the series at Cartoon Forum in 2013 under the title Early Bird.
For more information about Becca's Bunch and to watch JAM Media's trailer for the series, please visit JamMedia.com.
Sources: TelevisionPost.com, Kidscreen, C21 Media, Toys 'n' Playthings.
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