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C21May iPad

Amazon India boosts Cyber sales

Cyber Group's Zorro: The Chronicles

Cyber Group’s Zorro: The Chronicles has achieved numerous new sales

MIPCOM: Streamers Amazon and Netflix are among the firms to have licensed children’s content from French production and distribution outfit Cyber Group Studios following MipJunior.

Leading the pack is Amazon India, which has taken more than 300 half-hours of SD and HD series ahead of its launch this autumn, including CGI animated Zorro: The Chronicles, Mini-Ninjas, Ozie Boo and Tales of Tatonka, plus three seasons of hit preschool series Zou, which includes a pre-sale for S3.

Netflix has picked up The Long Long Holiday while Hulu US and Hulu Latino have licensed Zou, on the back of an deal with Hulu US for Zorro: The Chronicles earlier this summer.

Zou and Zorro: The Chronicles have also been sold to French channels Canal Play and TF1 Max. Zorro has chalked up sales to broadcasters in a further 10 countries, namely RTVE in Spain, KiKa in Germany, SVT in Sweden, DR in Denmark, AB Svensk in Scandinavia, Latvian TV, Al Jazeera in the Middle East, Thai PBS, Daewon in South Korea and Vietcontent in Vietnam.

Two new series, now in production, have also attracted multiple pre-sales funding.

CGI comedy The Pirates Next Door (52×11′), based on the best-selling book by author and illustrator Jonny Duddle, has been pre-sold to France Télévisions, SVT in Sweden, NRK in Norway and AB Svensk for Scandinavia.

The second is 2D series Mirette Investigates (52×11’), billed as the first travelling detective comedy for kids and a coproduction from TF1 and Canal+ in France, WDR in Germany and TV3 Catalunya in Spain. It has been pre-sold to Teletoon+ in Poland, Minimax for Eastern Europe and RTS in Switzerland, following pre-sales to broadcasters including Belgium’s VRT and Germany’s Studio 100 Media.

A third season of Zou (156×11’), which is produced for Disney EMEA, has also pre-sold to Canada’s Télé-Quebec, Daewon in South Korea and Spain’s RTVE Clan, along with Amazon India and WeKids in China.



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