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Imira’s Toons Take Over Latin America
Barcelona-based Imira Entertainment has sold over 200 hours of its animated shows to Latin America and Spanish-speaking U.S. networks.
In pan-Latin America deals, Pay TV channel Yups has acquired Jonathan M. Shiff & ZDF Enterprises’ Scooter, Secret Agent (26X26′) and Shaftesbury’s Baxter (13X30′) for all territories excluding Argentina & Brazil and Discovery Communications has picked up season one of Guru Studios’ Justin Time for Pay TV.
In Mexico, Free TV channel Canal Once has picked up Breakthrough Entertainment’s Dino Dan (26X30′) and Imira-produced Sandra, The Fairytale Detective (52X13′). In further Mexican deals, Televisa has picked up DQ Entertainment and ZDF Enterprises’ The Jungle Book(52X11′+1X60′), which has also sold to Canal Encuentro for Argentina.
Imira has also sold Spellbound Entertainment’s The Koala Brothers (39X26′) to TEVES in Venezuela and from distributor IMPS The Smurfs (163X26′) to KM Services in Nicaragua.
“We have a variety sales library full of dynamic, high-quality properties which we believe satisfy broadcaster demand, particularly in the Latin American market,” says Begona Esteban, Imira’s sales manager for Iberia, Latin America, U.S. Hispanic and Central Europe. “The fact that we have a presence on all kids’ channels in Pay TV and a considerable presence on Free TV across all markets in the region is a testament to our success.”