Guru Studio Returns to MIPCOM with New Sales and Acquisitions
– Guru Studio, a leader in children’s entertainment, has announced it has signed multiple new international broadcast deals for its roster of original shows including Big Blue, Pikwik Pack, and True and the Rainbow Kingdom.
New broadcast deals for the comedy adventure series Big Blue include RTVE Clan in Spain, EBS in South Korea, Canal Panda in Portugal, and MBC in the Middle East. Since its world premiere on CBC Kids in Canada, Big Blue has been growing its audience on Nickelodeon in the UK and Cartoon Network in Africa.
New broadcast deals for the preschool hit True and the Rainbow Kingdom include EBS in South Korea, and Cartoon Network in Turkey & Philippines. This September, on TinyPop in the UK, True and the Rainbow Kingdom rated as a top #5 series for kids 4+. A full range of toys are now launching at retail in the UK from Bandai UK and United Smile.
Recently announced sales for Pikwik Pack include Tiny Pop in the UK, Rai in Italy, TG4 in Ireland, Mediacorp Okto in Singapore, YLE in Finland, EBC YOYO in Taiwan, Globosat in Brazil, Canal Panda in Spain & Portugal, and OSN in the Middle East & Baltics.
“We’re seeing tremendous enthusiasm from broadcasters for our lineup of originals,” said Corey Caplan, Sr Director of International Sales at Guru Studio. “With the addition of 123 Number Squad, together with the continued strong performance of our shows around the world, we’re bringing a lot of exciting momentum to this year’s MIPCOM.”
Along with Big Blue, True and the Rainbow Kingdom, and Pikwik Pack, the animation powerhouse recently announced it acquired international distribution rights to the animated adventure 123 Number Squad! from Omens Studios, which was
commissioned by Singapore’s Mediacorp and is scheduled to launch on Sky Kids and NOW in the UK in early 2023.