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Jetpack Places Clangers with KiKA


Jetpack Distribution has secured new deals across Europe and Asia for the preschool series Clangers, produced by Coolabi Group.

ZDF has acquired all three seasons of the stop-motion animated show, which will air on its service and on the German free-to-air children’s channel KiKA. Clangers will also be available through its online platforms, including the FVOD channel ZDFtivi.

Other deals have been inked with Singapore’s national public broadcaster Mediacorp, which has taken in the exclusive free-TV rights for seasons two and three, and with Czech Republic’s public service broadcaster Ceska Televize, which has the exclusive free-TV rights for season three. Slovenia’s nationwide public broadcaster RTVS has renewed the free TV rights for season one, and the Croatian channel HRT has bought the free-TV and VOD rights for season one.

Co-produced by CBeebies, Coolabi Group and Smallfilms, the all-new episodes of Clangers have been animated by Factory (Scream Street, Newzoids) in the U.K.

Dominic Gardiner, Jetpack CEO, said: “I was delighted to bring this show into our library. The stop motion animation is very high quality, and it is a wonderful combination of entertainment and education. Preschoolers are pretty enthralled by the characters and the way they interact in their world. Parents are on board as the show is so focused on problem-solving. We want to thank our public service broadcast partners in Europe and Asia. Finding the right homes for our shows is something we are so passionate about. And that’s exactly what we’ve done here.”

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