Warner Bros. Discovery & Disney boost kids offering in Asia


Warner Bros. Discovery and Disney are among a slew of broadcasters to acquire kids and family content for their services across Asia, following deals with UK-based Jetpack Distribution.

Jetpack secured a total of 269 half-hours of content sales from its library and comes as the company aims to expand its reach across Asia.

Among the deals were Warner Bros Discovery taking the rights to air season one of Mechamato on Cartoon Network and seasons one and two of Dennis The Menace and Gnasher on Cartoon Network and POGO across South Asia.

The Walt Disney Company in Japan, meanwhile, acquired the rights for season one of the Paper Owl-produced series Ladybird & Bee.

GRT Children’s Channel picked up The Moe Show for China and Hong Kong, while edutainment children’s channel Da Vinci has taken the rights for Critters TV and seasons 1-3 of Yoko for Asia, India and the Middle East.

Other deals included Astro in Malaysia taking the the rights to A Week To Beat The World, Spookiz The Movie and seasons 1-3 of Spookiz for Malaysia and Brunei, while ETV Balbharat kids channels in India re-licensed the rights for season one of The Sisters.

Jetpack’s global head of sales, Sophie “Kido” Prigent, said: “We are extremely focused on the Asian market. Understanding the trends and requirements, we’ve put together a fantastic slate of highlights to present to buyers.

“A big thanks to our broadcast partners in the region. With a more diverse catalogue than ever, we hope to see many more Jetpack shows hit Asian screens.”

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