Global production and distribution powerhouse Keshet International (KI) and Ananey Communications Group, which represents the Viacom brands Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., MTV and Comedy Central in Israel, have partnered to bring teens’, tweens’ and kids’ series to the global market in KI’s first foray into the genre!
Alongside its subsidiary Nutz Productions, Ananey has created some of Israel’s biggest kids TV hits airing on Nickelodeon, including the daily live-action teen drama The Greenhouse (החממה), an English language version of which, entitled Greenhouse Academy, has become the first Israeli original commissioned by Netflix. Greenhouse Academy is produced by Nutz productions for the global streaming platform and is due to launch later this year. KI will hold worldwide second-window distribution rights.
Among other series launching in Cannes internationally as part of the new wide-ranging, long-term relationship between KI and Israel’s largest multichannel group are two daily live-action teen dramas, The Hood (שכונה) and the fantastical suspense series Spell Keepers (כדברא) as well as the kids’ comedy Bed And Biscuit (בית הכלבים). All three series currently air on Nickelodeon Israel.
Keshet International CEO Alon Shtruzman said, “We are incredibly fortunate and honored to be partnering with one of the most reputable and outstanding providers of kids’ content in the business. We look forward to doing great things together in the future, as KI expands and diversifies into the business of kid’s distribution and production.”
Ananey Communications Group Co-CEO, Orly Atlas-Katz, said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with KI and together raising further global exposure and awareness in the international market to our award winning kids and teens content”.
The news follows the launch of TeenNick Israel on the yes Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) platform. As part of the launch, TeenNick will air an original TV reunion special featuring the cast of the original live-action daily-drama series The Greenhouse.
Sources: TelevisionPost.com, TVKIDS.
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