Toronto-based 9 Story Entertainment has announced the sale of award-winning preschool toon Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (80 x 11) to Nick Jr. Italy. The deal was brokered by Italian distributor Funwood Media and will culminate in a regional broadcast launch in March of this year.
Recently awarded its second Silver Honor Parent’s Choice Award, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (a co-production of 9 Story and The Fred Rogers Company) premiered in 2012 on PBS KIDS in the U.S. and CBC in Canada. Since then it has been licensed to Disney (Russia, South East Asia, Latin America), SRC (French Canada), ABC (Australia), Canal+ (France, Africa), France 5, Super RTL (Germany), Hop TV (Israel), YLE (Finland), NRK (Norway), Zee Learn (Indian Subcontinent), E Junior (Middle East), True Visions (Thailand), Digiturk (Turkey), TVNZ (New Zealand), IRIB (Iran), SVT (Sweden) and Luk International (Spain & Portugal).
The preschool targeted spinoff of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood offers engaging storylines that model the core skills that form the foundation of early childhood development and school readiness. The hero Daniel is a shy but brave four-year-old tiger who lives in the Neighborhood of Make Believe and with the help of his neighbors, family and friends, learns valuable lessons that prepare him for school and life.