Thursday, June 01, 2017

Nickelodeon Acquires Rights To "Mia And Me" Season 3 For Nordic And Benelux Regions

Original m4e AG Press Release via m4e.de:

Various broadcasters snapping up MIA AND ME’s season 3


m4e strikes several international broadcast deals for season 3 of its flagship show MIA AND ME with partners for Nordic, Benelux, Estonia, Portugal, France and Thailand



The German brand management and media company m4e AG has signed various agreements on the latest installment of its successful TV series “Mia and me” (78 x 23 minutes). Nickelodeon has acquired the pay TV rights on the new season 3 for the Nordic territories, as well as free TV and pay TV rights for Benelux. The free TV rights were also picked up by Estonian Public Broadcasting ERR for its channel ETV2. “Mia and me” will be made available for cable and satellite television by Portugal’s Canal Panda with its owner Dreamia taking hold of the pay TV rights, which were also taken by Turner for France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Monaco, Switzerland and French-speaking Africa. For Thailand, TIGA Co. Ltd. has acquired the pay TV rights.

Further agreements were signed with Australia’s Channel 11 on the free TV rights of all three seasons of “Mia and me”, and Globosat has renewed its Pay TV rights on season 1 for Brazil.

Season 3 of “Mia and me” has recently premiered on the German kids channel KiKA with strong rating performance, underlining the continued success of the hybrid show which is produced by Hahn & m4e Productions and distributed worldwide by m4e.

Höhenkirchen/Munich, 1 June 2017
m4e AG – Executive Board

Links: www.m4e.de | www.mia-and-me.com

About m4e AG:

The m4e Group, founded in 2003, is an international brand management and media company focussing on children’s and family entertainment content. m4e AG is a leader in creation, production, distribution and marketing of animated and live action programming. Its library of more than 2,300 episodes features some of the most recognizable brands such as “Lizzie McGuire”, “Mia and me®”, “Tip the Mouse”, “Wissper”, “Miffy”, “Rainbow Fish” and “Conni”.

The m4e Group includes Tex‐ass Textilvertriebs GmbH, Telescreen B.V., m4e Television GmbH, the joint venture companies Hahn & m4e Productions GmbH and YEP! TV Betriebs GmbH & Co.KG, as well as m4e Licensing & Merchandising, a full  service  agency/division that represents international entertainment brands such as “Beyblade”, “Yo‐kai Watch” or “Super Wings”.

Since July 2007, m4e AG is listed on the Entry Standard at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN: DE000A0MSEQ3).

m4e Group – key facts:
* The full value‐added chain from one source
* Library of nearly 2,300 episodes of best children and family program
* Award‐winning shows in over 150 territories worldwide
* New shows in development/production: “Mia and me®” (season 3 & 4, feature film), “Me, Mum & Mystery” and many more

In February 2017 the Studio 100 Group acquired the majority interest in m4e AG. Both companies will from now bundle all synergies concerning their national and international activities ‐ from the very first idea to a kids’ smile in one of the theme parks. Under the roof of Studio 100 one of the largest European companies for children’s and family entertainment is now formed.

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Simba Toys picked up the toy license for Mia and Me in February, and playthings will be launching in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 2018 before rolling out globally. Mia and me's fourth season, plus a feature film, are currently in development.

The 78 x 23-minute show was created by Gerhard Hahn and is a production of Hahn & m4e Productions, along with Rainbow and ZDF. The show was acquired by m4e last June, when the company took a 45% stake in the international rights (excluding Italy) to the property. Hahn Film purchased the remaining 5% of Rainbow’s original 50% stake. Studio 100 then purchased a majority stake in m4e in January.

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H/T: TVKIDS; Additional sources: Kidscreen, Google.co.uk.
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