The Jim Henson Company has announced new licensing agreements following MIPTV across multiple platforms for its popular animated preschool series ‘Doozer’, ‘Dinosaur Train’, and ‘Sid the Science Kid’. The series will reach viewers across multiple countries and via platforms such as free TV and SVOD.
“Programmers for free TV, SVOD and every platform in between recognize the impeccable value, sustained appeal and consistent performance of our properties, and this is why our company has dominated the worldwide marketplace for 60 years,” said Richard Goldsmith, EVP, Global Distribution of The Jim Henson Company. “Every new series created and produced by The Jim Henson Company continues to build on the legacy, expertise and innovation that is synonymous with the Henson name.”
Among the new agreements recently completed are a slew of deals forDinosaur Train. Netflix has picked up global SVOD rights for season one, and for season two for U.K. and Korea. TVO acquired free TV rights for the new fourth season in English-speaking Canada. France Televisions also picked up season four, and France Televisions Distribution acquired TVOD rights to season three and four. Further deals were inked with Movile Internet Movel (season one, SVOD in Germany), MTVA (exclusive season one rights for free TV, Hungary), Tring TV (seasons one, two and three; free TV and basic cable, Albania and Kosovo) and Multichoice Africa Limited (seasons one, two and three, SVOD and AVOD, Africa).
German online SVOD service Watchever Gmbh picked up ‘Dozers’, while France Televisions Distribution has acquired TVOD rights for France. POD Worldwide has also picked up Doozers for free TV airing in Thailand.
Netflix also acquired global SVOD rights to Sid the Science Kid season one and Sid the Science Kid: The Movie. Global education rights for seasons one and two of the series were taken by Discovery Education. Movile Internet Movel picked up on-demand rights for season one and interstitials for the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the U.K. And Tring TV snapped up free TV and basic cable rights for the movie and interstitials in Albania and Kosovo