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ZDFE Sells Rafts of Kids’ Content into LatAm, Iberia


ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) has signed new agreements with channels and SVODs throughout Latin America and Iberia for hundreds of hours of children’s programming.

In a major package deal with Brazil’s Globoplay for over 220 hours of content, ZDFE sold seasons one through three of The Jungle Book series as well as the TV movie, the teen drama series The Athena, Marcus Level and Ziggy and the Zoo Tram. School of Roars was picked up by Nick Jr. and Netflix in Latin America, while Ziggy and the Zoo Tram was acquired by Noggin.

Canal Once in Mexico has bought season one of Mister Twister for its Once Niños channel while Colombia’s Señal has taken season two of The Jungle Book and Scream Street. SVOD rights for seasons one and two of H20 Just Add Water, season two of The Jungle Book, and the first seasons of H2O—Mermaid Adventures and Peter Pan—The New Adventures have gone to Chile’s VTR.

ZDF Enterprises concluded four deals across Europe’s Iberian region. The Catalonian channel TV3 licensed the first two seasons of The Worst Witch, Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures and renewed Zoom—The White Dolphin and Peter Pan—The New Adventures. Two of Portugal’s pay-TV channels acquired titles with Mako Mermaids going to SIC K, while The Athena will air on Dreamia’s cable channel Biggs. National broadcaster RTP has bought seasons one and two of Heirs of the Night and The Athena, as well as renewing licenses for Inui, Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs and Sherlock Yack—Zoo Detective.

Peter Lang, VP of ZDFE.junior, said: “From Chile to Catalonia, it’s great to see how widely our children’s content travels. Classic stories, clever animation and live-action series make up our vast range of entertaining shows that can be enjoyed by young audiences everywhere.”

About Chelsea Regan

Chelsea Regan is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]


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