International kids’ channel KidsCo has confirmed that the Syfy Kids programming block will launch in Asia this July. The block is a result of a partnership between KidsCo and Syfy and will debut with a line-up featuring original series and newly acquired titles from Platinum Films and KidsCo joint-venture partners. Syfy Kids will air exclusively on KidsCo at peak viewing time and content (over 120 hours worth) will be fully dubbed into local languages, including Mandarin, Cantonese, Malaysian and Indonesian—enhance with a new graphics package and imaginative line-up.
The block will launch with a first-run exclusive of KidsCo’s new original production Zuzu & the Supernuffs (Matchbox Pictures), which follows five furry intergalactic Nuffs who crash-land on Earth where they meet new pal Zuzu. The genre-based programming will also feature recently acquired CG series Matt Hatter Chronicles (Platinum Films) which follows Matt’s adventures battling famous film monsters in the multiverse. KidsCo has also acquired rights for Z-Squad (Nelvana, Enemes) and the Back to the Future animated series.
Other shows scheduled for the launch include The Future Is Wild (Future Is Wild Ltd), Evolution: The Animated Series and Dino Squad (Cookie Jar, DHX Media). Furthermore, the channel has invested in dubbing additional content for Southeast Asia—key July regional dubbed premieres include Sonic Underground, Grossology and Turbo Dogs.