GO-N’s Simon Lands on Channel 5’s Milkshake!


GO-N International has inked a broadcast deal with Channel 5 in the U.K. for the animated preschool series Simon, which is slated to air on the network’s Milkshake! programming block.

Simon is based on the hit books penned by Stephanie Blake and published by Gecko Press in more than 20 territories. The story follows the adventures of a lovable young bunny as he learns about the world. The show, which is made by GO-N Productions with France Télévisions, will premiere on Channel 5’s Milkshake! as part of “All New Week” starting on July 24.

Simon has also been licensed by Disney Junior in Latin America, Disney in Southeast Asia, Télé-Québec in Canada, Cartoonito in Italy, VRT in Belgium, NRK in Norway, SVT in Sweden, YLE in Finland, RUV in Iceland, RTS in Switzerland, HOP in Israel, ERR in Estonia, Jetsen Huashi Wangju Kids in China and TV5 around the globe.

Sarah Muller, the head of children’s at Channel 5, commented: “Simon joins Milkshake! as we enjoy our most successful year to date and embark on our first brand refresh in our 20-year history. Simon is the perfect addition to the block and I am sure that our audience will love the mix of emotion and comedy in the series.”

Marie Congé, the head of sales and business development at GO-N International, added: “The enthusiasm of Sarah Muller and the Milkshake! team for Simon is very exciting. We are thrilled that our preschool hit is continuing to entertain children and their parents and to see it launched in the U.K. by such a renowned partner as Channel 5.”