Animaccord’s hit 3D family comedy Masha and the Bear is heading to Spain, where leading animation channel Clan TV has picked up seasons 1 and 2. “Clan TV is the best broadcaster we could have in Spain for Masha so we are delighted to team up with them and we are sure this will boost the whole licensing program,“ said Jordi Rey, CEO of Biplano Licensing, the sub-agent of Ink Group for licensing in Iberia and France.
The show’s TV presence currently spans nearly every country in the world. Other recent deals brokered by Ink Group, which represents Masha across Europe, MENA and Turkey, include Danish Broadcasting Corporation (season 2), free TV channel PTS and MOMO TV in Taiwan (season 2), ANTV in Indonesia (season 3), Italy’s De Agostini and pubcaster RAI (Season 3 and spin-off series Masha’s Spooky Stories), Canal Plus in France (season 3) and France TV (Masha’s Spooky Stories), and Puls TV in Poland (Masha’s Spooky Stories).
“The success Masha and the Bear has enjoyed in just a few years is nothing short of phenomenal. It’s gone from screening solely in Russia to become one of world’s hottest kids’ shows, which is testament to the extraordinary strength and quality of scripts, animation and production,” said Ink Group Managing Partner Claus Tømming.