Acamar Films’ Bing continues to bound around the world with new broadcast sales and renewals secured in key territories. Acamar, now handling all global sales for the hit series, has inked deals with broadcasters RAI YoYo (Italy), Fox Kids (Finland), RSI (Switzerland), Česká Televize (Czech Republic), CJ Korea English Gem Channel (South Korea) and Karousel’s new preschool channel O! (Russia). In addition, ABC (Australia) and SVT (Sweden) have both renewed their license for the first 78 episodes.
Deals have also been secured with SVOD platforms Just 4 Kids (Netherlands) and Videoland (Netherlands), which has also picked up home entertainment rights. SF Studios has also picked up SVOD and home entertainment rights for the Nordics.
These new partners join existing Bing carriers BBC, ABC and Nick Jr, (Australia); Disney Junior (Southeast Asia); KiKa (Germany); NPO Zappelin (Netherlands); TVO and TFO (Canada); Okto (Singapore); S4C (Wales); RTE (Ireland); SVT (Sweden); DR (Denmark); TiJi (France); Clan (Spain); Canal+ (Poland); BBC Worldwide (Africa); NRK (Norway); LTV (Latvia); HOP (Israel); and VRT (Belgium).
“The global appetite for Bing is very strong and the latest deals highlight the continued international appeal of the series,” said Eroulla Constantine, Head of Sales at Acamar Films. “We’re thrilled that new preschoolers and their carers around the globe will now be able to enjoy the experiences of Bing and Flop and their friends.”
Produced by Acamar Films and Dublin-based partners Brown Bag Films, Bing has seen extraordinary success since it launched in 2014. A ratings hit on CBeebies in the UK, Bing is the #1 requested preschool show on iPlayer with over 250 million requests and #2 across the iPlayer programming. It is the #1 show for Kids 2-5 on Amazon Prime UK (w/c 03/04/2018) and #4 most popular preschool TV show in the UK (KidzGlobal Brand Trends, Oct 2017). The series won an International Emmy Award in the Kids Preschool category in 2016, a Writer’s Guild Award and a BAFTA nomination for Best Preschool Series.