Distribution360 Bolsters Catalog, Inks Global Sales


TORONTO: Distribution360 (D360) is growing its kids’ and unscripted lineup with the acquisition of titles such as the children’s series The Mystery Files, in addition to securing sales for programs across its catalog.

In the kids’ space, Distribution360 acquired the competition format Snapshots from Forte Entertainment. The show encourages youngsters to use photography to tell stories about themselves and the world around them. The company also picked up Apartment 11’s The Mystery Files, which follows the adventures of Kylan, E.B. and Aunt Tilly after they inherit a mysterious set of boxes containing ancient objects.

D360 also added to its kids’ slate the mathematics-themed short mathXplosion, as well as The Prime Radicals, which follows cousins Kevin and Alana as they help wacky Uncle Norm with his misadventures using the power of math. Both titles are produced by GAPC Entertainment.

D360 also secured sales for a host of kids’, teen and family titles. Jim Jam has taken YaYa & Zouk, while DHX also picked up the title for its channel Family Junior. In addition, DHX went for The New Adventures of Figaro Pho and The Adventures of Figaro Pho for its Family CHRGD channel. YOUniverse went to U-7 Group for Ginger (Russia), and GHI Media (Israel) signed on for Alphabet Stories. Daydreamers Czech TV in the Czech Republic, meanwhile, signed on for the second season of Splatalot, while Red picked up the first two seasons for Russia and AVRO in the Netherlands renewed the broadcast rights for season one of the series.

Other sales across D360’s catalog include the documentaries Safe Haven for Chimps (for the Philippines), Chasing Snowflakes (the Philippines and Thailand) and Nuts About Squirrels (the U.S., Latin America, Asia and French territories). The company also sold The Man Who Tweeted Earth to Discovery Europe and The Sextortion of Amanda Todd to Planète+ in France. D360 also secured deals for factual-entertainment titles, including Open House Overhaul, as well as several seasons of Healing Yoga, season four of House of Bryan, season five of Leave It to Bryan, Puppy SOS and Mississippi Snake Grabbers. In the scripted space, D360 sold the ninth season of Heartland to Corus Entertainment’s Series+ for French Canada.

Additionally, in the factual space D360 has picked up Good Earth Productions’s Inside Paradise, which follows a group of people working in the St. Martin tourist industry. Also from Good Earth Productions is Great Canadian Rivers, showcasing Canada’s diverse landscape, natural history and cultural heritage. D360 also acquired Confucius Was a Foodie from Mark Media and its first 4K pickup, Tales by Light.

“We’ve had a tremendous quarter at Distribution360 and we are so pleased to announce our new content partnerships with the release of these new series,” said Diane Rankin, the senior VP of international sales and acquisitions at D360.