The Jim Henson Company has secured several new linear broadcast deals around the world for tech-savvy kids’ animated series Dot. (52 x 11 min.), based on the picture book by Randi Zuckerberg. Produced by Industrial Brothers in association with Henson and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Dot. has now been licensed by TG4 (Ireland), YLE (Finland), Hop (Israel), ABC (Australia) and EBS Korea.
The new deals come just as the show has made its debut on Disney Channel Japan, and follows recently announced pick-ups by Piwi+ (France) and SVT (Sweden).
“Dot. demonstrates how technology can be used to inspire and enhance everyday kid adventures and discoveries, appealing to both parents and children alike,” commented Ian Lambur, Management Consultant, Global Distribution, The Jim Henson Company. “With our new partners on board, kids around the world will soon be able to share Dot’s enthusiasm to use tech to connect, play, capture moments, tell stories and most importantly, feed their curiosity.”
Aimed at kids 4-7, Dot. follows an inquisitive, exuberant and tech-savvy young girl who loves to explore the outside world with her dog, friends, and any tool or technology that can enhance their play and exploration.
The show currently airs in the US on Universal Kids’ Sprout preschool block, where it’s a top performer; past episodes also stream on Hulu and Sprout online. Dot. also airs on CBC in Canada, Canal Panda (Portugal), Jim Jam (MENA & Benelux) and Israel Education Television.