Free-to-air broadcast networks will have the opportunity to acquire the series for further broadcasting after Nickelodeon’s first window.
Superights, the distribution arm of France’s Superprod Group, has signed a deal with ViacomCBS Networks International to bring its animated series titled Anna & Friends to Nickelodeon channels, according to a report by Variety.
The agreement marks the first multi-territory deal between the French company and Nickelodeon. It delivers episodes to Asia-Pacific territories (excluding mainland China), Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.
The deal for the series, which is produced by Superprod, France Télévisions and Digital Graphics Animations and distributed by Superights, was announced on October 11, the first day of MipJunior.
Anna & Friends (78×7’) follows the adventures of six-year-old Anna and her group of pals, including Froga the frog, Ron the cat, Bubu the dog and Christopher the orange worm.
Commenting on the partnership, Nathalie Pinguet, Deputy General Manager at Superights, said: “We are thrilled to be undertaking this new collaboration with Nickelodeon and feel honoured by the trust they have placed in Anna & Friends. We are looking forward to the exciting opportunities this new partnership promises.”
Layla Lewis, Senior VP of Global Acquisitions and Content Partnerships at Nickelodeon, added: “Anna & Friends is a charming preschool series that is full of heart. We are excited for this new partnership with Superights, and look forward to using the power of our platforms to introduce Anna and her friends to our audiences internationally.”