Paris-based producer & distributor GO-N Productions keeps on expanding its successful series Simon, as its commercial entity GO-N International has wrapped up a new raft of broadcast deals for Seasons 1 & 2 of the preschool show in many new countries, as well as pre-sales for Season 3, which will be completed in July 2020.
New broadcasters in Europe have picked up more seasons of Simon (52 x 5’ HD), produced by GO-N Productions with France Televisions: JimJam (AMC) picked up Seasons 1 & 2 for all of Central Europe, Clan RTVE in Spain just signed up for Season 2 following top ratings on both the channel and app, as did VRT (Belgium), DR TV (Denmark), TV5 Worldwide, ERR (Estonia) and RTS (Switzerland).
This follows the sales previously announced by GO-N:
- Worldwide: Netflix, TV5 Monde
- Asia: Disney Southeast Asia, NHK (Japan), Jetsen Huashi TV (China)
- Latin America: Disney Junior
- North America : TeleQuebec (Canada)
- EMEA: Clan-RTVE (Spain), Channel 5 Milkshake! (U.K.), Cartoonito (Turner Italy), RTS & RSI (Switzerland), NPO (Netherlands), YLE (Finland), RUV (Iceland), DR TV (Danemark), SVT (Sweden), NRK (Norway), ERR (Estonia), HRT (Croatia), RTV (Slovenia), HOP! (Israel), Discovery Kids (MENA)
Thanks to strong and increasing ratings on most channels, GO-N also secured pre-sales for Season 3: France Télévisions, Cartoonito (Turner) in Italy, HOP! (Israel), VRT (Belgium), TéléQuébec (Canada) and DR TV (Denmark) are already on board, with more to come as new episodes will be completed by July 2020. Simon is also confirming international digital success with 3.5 million subscribers worldwide and more than 1.25 billion views.
Based on the best-selling series of books by Stephanie Blake published in over 20 countries, the TV series follows Simon, an adorable little rabbit who exudes all the vitality of childhood. He’s at an age when little rabbits (and indeed, little children!) are starting to come into their own — challenging relationships with parents, embarking upon school life, learning about the world in general. Kids can use Simon as an example when standing their ground, they can learn from him, his mishaps and the way he has to get down off his high horse, but always with humor and good grace.
“Simon has been very popular with young audiences and plebiscited by their parents since its first launch, we are so glad it enjoys increasing success worldwide,” said Eric Garnet, Producer & Co-Founder of GO-N Productions. “Broadcasters all around the World have identified the potential of this energetic little rabbit, who is becoming a global preschool property.”