Dinosaur Train Among Henson’s New Multiplatform Deals


HOLLYWOOD: The Jim Henson Company has signed a slew of new licensing agreements across multiple platforms for the preschool series Dinosaur Train, Doozers and Sid the Science Kid.

Netflix picked up the global SVOD rights for the first season of Dinosaur Train, as well as season two for the U.K. and Korea. In North America, TVO acquired the free-TV rights for season four in English-speaking Canada. France Télévisions also went for the fourth season, while France Télévisions Distribution took the TVOD rights for seasons three and four.

Brazil’s Movile Internet Movel snapped up the SVOD rights for the first season of Dinosaur Train in Germany; Hungary’s MTVA licensed the exclusive rights for season one for free TV, including basic cable and basic satellite; and Tring TV took the free-TV and basic cable rights in Albania and Kosovo for the first three seasons. In addition, Multichoice Africa Limited licensed the first three seasons for SVOD and AVOD throughout Africa.

German SVOD service Watchever acquired the rights for Doozers, while France Télévisions Distribution picked up the TVOD rights for France. POD Worldwide also took Doozers for free TV in Thailand.

Netflix licensed the global SVOD rights for the freshman season of Sid the Science Kid and Sid the Science Kid: The Movie. Discovery Education took the global education rights for the show’s first two seasons. Movile Internet Movel snapped up the on-demand rights for season one and interstitial segments of the series for the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the U.K.; and Tring TV acquired the free-TV and basic cable rights to Sid the Science Kid: The Movie and interstitials for Albania and Kosovo.

“Programmers for free TV, SVOD and every platform in between recognize the impeccable value, sustained appeal and consistent performance of our properties, and this is why our company has dominated the worldwide marketplace for 60 years,” said Richard Goldsmith, the executive VP of global distribution at The Jim Henson Company. “Every new series created and produced by The Jim Henson Company continues to build on the legacy, expertise and innovation that is synonymous with the Henson name.”