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 www.monsterdistributes.com.

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.