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KidsCo Picks Up Five Nelvana Toons
International children’s channel KidsCo has licensed a slate of new content from Nelvana, including Beyblade, Grossology, Rolie Polie Olie, Jacob Two-Two and Babar. The content acquired from Nelvana, which is owned by KidsCo joint-venture partner, Corus Entertainment, will form part of the channel’s January 2013 schedule when the refreshed brand is debuted on-air.
“2012 has been a year of content and dubbing investment for KidsCo, with our 2013 programming line-up looking stronger than ever,” says Hendrik McDermott, managing director of KidsCo, comments. “Working closely with our strategic shareholders, Corus Entertainment and NBCUniversal, we will be delivering a completely refreshed on-air look and much stronger content proposition from January 8.”
Beyond the recent Nelvana order, KidsCo recently acquired the rights to the series My Place and CG-animated show Shelldon. It has also commissioned Matchbox Pictures to produce Zuzu and the Supernuffs, which will air in all KidsCo territories next year.
Further content from Nelvana coming to KidsCo across Western Europe will be announced early next year.