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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Nickelodeon Acquires International Broadcast Rights For "The Day Henry Met" Seasons Three And Four

Nickelodeon has picked up the international broadcast rights to seasons three and four of the Irish-produced award-winning animated preschool The Day Henry Met! Additionally, Nickelodeon International has renewed it's existing rights to seasons one and two from the show's distributors.

Nickelodeon acquired the international broadcast rights to seasons one and two of The Day Henry Met in July 2016, following successful debuts on Nick Jr. UK & Ireland and Nick Jr. Australia & New Zealand. The first two seasons of The Day Henry Met currently airs on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels across six continents, including the UK and Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, Scandinavia (Sweden, Denmark and Norway), Iceland, Benelux (Netherlands and Belgium), Finland, Iceland, Germany, Switzerland & Austria (GSA), Greece, Italy, Portugal, Central & Eastern Europe, Russia, Israel, Africa, South East Asia and Asia Pacific, India, the Middle East and Latin America.

The deal brings the Irish show to an audience of 1.1bn subscribers in more than 170 countries.

Aimed at the preschool audience, The Day Henry Met..? is a 2D animated preschool series that encourages children to use their imagination and discover the world around them through play and adventure. In every episode Henry, a charming, inquisitive little boy, meets something new, which becomes the focus of his journey of discovery and adventure, ultimately teaching viewers about real-life objects and occupations. The Day Henry Met a Whale!, The Day Henry Met the Moon!, The Day Henry Met a Postman!, The Day Henry Met a Knight! Hmmm, I wonder what Henry's going to meet today?

The Day Henry Met has built a legion of young fans across the globe.

The Day Henry Met is produced by Dublin-based Wiggleywoo Ltd. and distributed by Monster Entertainment. The series is funded by RTÉjr, The Irish Film Board, Section 481, Creative Europe and pre-sales. The new deal with Nickelodeon is a major coup for Monster Entertainment and Wiggleywoo, and is a boost for the digital and animation industry in Ireland.

The show was launched at MIP Junior 2015 and won the Pulcinella Award for Best European Work at Cartoons on the Bay in 2015. In March 2017 the series also won Best Animation at the Irish Animation Awards.

The Day Henry Met has also been sold to RTÉ in Ireland; TVOntario, Télévision Française de l’Ontario and Knowledge Network in Canada; Canal Plus for all French-speaking territories worldwide; ABC in Australia; Kids TV in Korea; Yle in Finland; and SVT in Sweden.

Original sources: Silicon Republic, The Irish Film & Television Network, C21 Media.
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