New Mr Bean FAST Channel


Banijay Rights has introduced the FAST channel Mr Bean, comprising the first three seasons of Mr Bean: The Animated Series.

The Mr Bean channel is set to launch on Samsung TV Plus in the coming weeks before rolling out on LG Channels, Plex, Rakuten TV and TCL across 29 territories later this summer.

The channel will be available in the U.K., the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, India, France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Mexico and more.

The animated series is produced by Tiger Aspect Kids & Family, part of Banijay Kids & Family. It follows the antics of Mr Bean and Teddy as they embark on a series of adventures and make plenty of mischief along the way. A fourth season has been commissioned.

Mr Bean: The Animated Series is inspired by the original live-action Mr Bean series that first debuted in 1990. Co-created by Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis, the titular character was played by Atkinson. Atkinson also voices the character in the animated series.

Mr Bean’s global image has known no bounds over the last 30-plus years, so to expand this iconic brand into the FAST arena–and grow the animated series’ presence ever further—is an exciting moment for us at Banijay Rights,” said Shaun Keeble, VP of digital at Banijay Rights.

“Mr Bean is one of the most beloved characters in British—and international—television history with a huge global footprint,” commented Tom Beattie, managing director of Tiger Aspects Kids & Family and series producer. “It’s brilliant that fans across the world can now watch the Mr Bean animation series 24/7 on a dedicated FAST channel.”

Jennifer Batty, Samsung TV Plus’s European head of content acquisition, added, “We’re thrilled to be bringing Mr Bean to our Samsung TV Plus users across Europe. Mr Bean is among the most iconic characters in television and bringing a new dedicate FAST channel and VOD offering to our service demonstrates our commitment to provide users with all the content that they love, for free.”