Animania HD Grabs Two from Monster

Since hocking its wares at MIPCOM last month, Monster Distributes has been sewing up a number of deals including sales of the animated shows PicMe and Jungle Beat to VOOM’s high-definition toon channel, Animania HD, currently available on Echostar’s DISH Network. The agreement covers HD broadcast rights in the U.S.

PicMe (104 x 5) is an award-winning interactive animation show from Irish production company Jammedia. The series, which allows childr

star in their own cartoons, airs on RTE in Germany and has been picked up for a second season.

Jungle Beat (13 x 5) from Zimbabwean production company Sunrise Media manages to do without dialog as it follows the adventures of a group of animals led by Giraffe, Monkey, Bee and Tortoise. More details on these and other Monster Distributes properties can be found at

Animania HD is one of 10 high-definition core channels available through VOOM HD Networks, a subsidiary of Rainbow Media. Other VOOM channels available on Dish Network offer sports, movies, fashion, music and art programming.