HBO Asia Picks Up Shaftesbury Tween Series


TORONTO: Shaftesbury has sold the action-adventure series Connor Undercover and tween show Baxter in its first deal with HBO Asia.

The shows are headed to HBO Family to air in Asia across all territories. The 39×30-minute Connor Undercover is about the adventures of a 15-year-old spy buff. The 13×30-minute Baxter focuses on a group of friends at a performing arts high school. Both were produced for Family Channel in Canada.

“We’re looking forward to bringing these series to audiences in Asia for the first time in partnership with HBO Asia,” said Shane Kinnear, the senior VP of sales and marketing at Shaftesbury. “Connor Undercover and Baxter feature wonderful characters in fun and often outrageous situations that kids and families in the region will no doubt relate to and enjoy.”

“We are pleased to be working with Shaftesbury for the first time and to acquire two new family series, Connor Undercover and Baxter, which will add to HBO Family’s premier offerings of wholesome family-friendly entertainment in Asia,” added Magdalene Ew, the senior VP of marketing, creative and content at HBO Asia.