Chinese Qiyi, Lekan and Natseven TV buy US Classic Media’s animated shows

28 February 2012 18 h 23 min Comments Off

USA based children’s distributor Classic Media has sold animation programmes to several Chinese broadcasters and distributors.

. Qiyi in China have bought “Postman Pat”, “He-Man” and “the Masters of the Universe”

. Lekan bought Chinese rights for “Guess with Jess” and preschool brand “Finley the Fire Engine”

. Malaysian broadcaster Natseven TV acquired programming from the “Casper” franchise.

“These new deals extend the reach of our most time-honoured and trusted brands to even more children and families around the world,” says Chloe van den Berg, EVP, International, Classic Media. “Whether they were fans of the originals or are watching for the first time, we’re thrilled to further extend our programming and to have had such a good year in this region.”

About Classic Media
Classic Media, one of the world’s largest independent entertainment companies, is a leader in reinventing the classics of yesterday and creating the entertainment classics of tomorrow. The Company owns and manages a globally-recognized portfolio of well-known family and pop-culture entertainment brands, including Casper the Friendly Ghost®, Where’s Waldo?®, Lassie®, The Lone Ranger®, and new brand Life With Boys™. Big Idea Entertainment, a member of the Classic Media family, is the leading faith-based studio and producer of children’s programming, including the best-selling animated series, VeggieTales®. Classic Media programming is distributed in more than 170 territories worldwide and showcased in multiple formats, including TV, film, home video, consumer products, publishing, digital, and music.

Source: AWN, C21 media (27/02/2012)

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