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ZDF Enterprises sells 220 hours of children’s programming to Asia

MUMBAI: Ahead of Asia TV Forum 2016, ZDF Enterprises has sold over 220 hours of programming from its ZDFE.junior slate across the region.

GMA (Philippines) acquired FTA rights of the first season of ‘Mako Mermaids’ (26×26’) and all three seasons of ‘H20 – Just Add Water’ (78×26’) while Vietnamese VietContent picked up FTA rights for all seasons of ‘Dance Academy’, Teen saga ‘WolfBlood’  and live action adventure comedy ‘Sam Fox – Extreme Adventures’.

HBO Asia bought pay TV rights of season three of ‘Mako Mermaids’ as well as seasons three and four of ‘WolfBlood’. MCOT Thailand acquired FTA rights of ‘Mako Mermaids’ season two.

The digital rights for Mainland China of ‘Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs’, a new animated TV action-adventure comedy series for preschoolers and older children, was picked up by JY Entertainment along with the award-winning pre-school show ‘JoNaLu’ ( 26×26’) and ‘Igam Ogam’ (52x 10’), an innovative stop-frame comedy series for toddlers set in the Stone Age.

The first season of the animated series ‘Coconut, the Little Dragon‘, based on best-selling books with over 6 million sold worldwide, was acquired by ThaiPBS (Thailand), PTS Taiwan (Taiwan) and VietContent (Vietnam).

GoldBee MD Christophe Goldberger will again be representing ZDFE.junior’s catalogue at this year’s ATF. ZDF Enterprises and GoldBee have been partners since early 2014 in order to manage and distribute ZDFE.junior’s programme catalogue and consumer products in Iberia, Latin America and Asia.

ZDFE.junior VP Peter Lang said, “We at ZDFE.junior have one of the strongest catalogues of kids programs in the industry. With more than 3,500 commercial hours, we are currently looking to expand and reinforce our presence in the region through partnerships with local and pan-Asian broadcast and digital platforms, and are actively looking for partners in the licensing and merchandising area for our mermaid brands.”