PGS Grows ‘Gus, the Itsy Bitsy Knight’s Kingdom for S2

PGS  has closed several media deals around the world for Season 2 of the popular CGI-animated preschool series Gus, the Itsy Bitsy Knight, produced by Technicolor Animation Productions. The first batch of episodes from s2 will be ready by April 2023.

Tiny Pop (U.K.), DeAKids (Italy), Canal Panda (Portugal), Uyoung Culture & Media (China), Showmax (Africa), IFC media (Slovakia) and TV New Zealand (New Zealand) are the latest broadcasters joining for a second round of the show. These early commitments just six months after the launch of Season 1 are a hallmark of success for the chivalric comedy-adventure.

”We are very excited of having achieved this level of commitment at such an early stage of the brand. This has proved that Gus, the Itsy Bitsy Knight has generated high levels of satisfaction for our partners,” says Philippe Soutter, Founder of PGS Entertainment.

Gus, the Itsy Bitsy Knight
Gus, the Itsy Bitsy Knight

New partners join the long list of broadcasters who have already signed on for the second season: TF1 (France); RTVE (Spain); RTP (Portugal); NRK (Norway); MTVA (Hungary); Teletoon+, Minimini+ & TV Puls (Poland); Televisa (Mexico); HBO Max (LatAm); Cartoonito (LatAm & Brazil); Myndform (Iceland); and Knowledge Network & Radio Canada (Canada).

While Season 2 commitments are going strong, Season 1 (52 x 11′) is still conquering charts. Since debuting on air last year, Gus, The Itsy Bitsy Knight has topped #1 positions in multiple territories, including France and U.K.

“We couldn’t be prouder of Gus’ performance across the world. Achieving #3 positions in all of Europe is a reflection of our dedication to bring this unique and magical universe to life,” adds Sandrine Nguyen, President of Technicolor Animation Production.

Gus, the Itsy Bitsy Knight
Gus, the Itsy Bitsy Knight

Recently, PGS has also expanded territories by signing deals for Season 1 with Nine Network (Australia), Mediacorp (Singapore), Czech TV (Czech Republic), LRT (Lithuania), TG4 (Ireland) and RSI (Switzerland). Season 1 is also airing on Disney (Germany), Frisbee (Italy), RTBF (Belgium), Star (Greece), SVT (Sweden), MTV3 (Finland), Lattelecom (Latvia), Hop! (Israel), MBC (Middle East) and TV5 Monde (worldwide).

The show is now airing in over 100 territories across the globe, and Gus is already sharing his high-tech knightly tales in 21 languages.

Aimed at kids ages 4-7,  the series takes place in a world once upon a time … but now, where a little boy named Gus wants to become the greatest knight ever. Wielding his laser sword and mounted on his electric pony, Gus never misses an opportunity for adventure. Revolving around the theme of love, friendship and family, Gus will prove to one and all that a brave heart can overcome everything. Because there’s no greater cavalier than Gus, the Itsy Bitsy Knight!

Master Toy partner Mattel has confirmed an ambitious roll-out of Gus, The Itsy Bitsy Knight playthings by Fall 2022 across Europe, followed by a worldwide expansion in 2023.

Gus, the Itsy Bitsy Knight
Gus, the Itsy Bitsy Knight
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