TORONTO, CANADA (June 13, 2018) - Distribution360 is pleased to announce sales of Canadian kids & family series worldwide - including the U.S. premiere of tween driving series Driving Me Crazy and International Emmy® winner, Snapshots.
D360 has secured a raft of license agreements for its live-action kids & family titles and is pleased to announce that Universal Kids, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s network for kids 2-12, has acquired the 20-part series Driving Me Crazy which debuted on the network earlier this month. The hilarious series puts first-time tween & teen drivers behind the wheel, alongside their parents, on an enclosed course full of larger-than-life challenges that cause them all sorts of trouble. With the help of a professional race car driver, these new drivers learn what NOT to do, toward the goal of being named the Ultimate Driver.
In addition to Driving Me Crazy’s stateside premiere, D360 has also sold International Emmy® Kids winner Snapshots (6 x 30’) and The Mystery Files (26 x 30’) to National Geographic for its children’s programming offering in the Middle East. GoQuest Media in India has picked up series 1 and 2 of the medieval-themed Splatalot (52 x 30’) and MathXplosion (50 x 3’) is travelling to the Australian Broadcasting Company’s education service and also to kids SVOD platform Azoomee. Meanwhile, D360 has agreed a deal for long-running hit series Heartland to continue its run on Series+ in French Canada, with the sale of season 11.
“It’s always fantastic to celebrate homegrown Canadian programming that enjoys success around the world, and even more so while we are here in Banff” says Diane Rankin, SVP International at Distribution360. “The support of the Shaw Rocket Fund has helped all of these series make it to the screen and we’re thrilled to be the distribution partner that is helping to bring these great programs to audiences worldwide.”
Distribution360 is at Banff World Media Festival alongside several of their production partners including marblemedia, who won a Banff Rockie in the Children & Youth Interactive Content category for OpiesHome.tv on Monday June 11.
Driving Me Crazy (20 x 30), Pre-teen Reality Series: A fast-paced, fun-fuelled reality series that puts first-time teen drivers behind the wheel alongside their parents. In a series of challenges on a larger-than-life course with the help of a professional race car driver, the teens try to become the ultimate drivers. Produced by marblemedia and Proper Television, based on a format by Lucky Day.
Snapshots (6 x 30), Kids Competition Series/Format: Snapshots is a 30-minute, photo-taking throwdown that pits three talented kids against each other in an entertaining, physical, and exciting competition where each kid tries to take the BEST... PHOTO...EVER! In each episode, the budding photographers go head-to-head in two fun and fast-paced photography-based challenges. Produced by Forte Entertainment.
The Mystery Files (26 x 30’), Kids Factual Series: A little bit of mystery makes history a lot more fun. Join cousins E.B and Kyla, as they unwrap the clues left for them by the mysterious Great Aunt Hermione and every Mystery File leads to a new adventure! The Sherlockian duo have inherited the mixed-up files of Great Aunt Hermione, explorer extraordinaire. Each file presents three seemingly unrelated objects from the past, and it’s up to the gang to figure out how these artifacts connect to who we are and how we live now. Produced by Apartment 11 Productions.
Splatalot (52 x 30’), Kids/Teen Competition Series: A hilarious medieval-themed physical game show geared to the tween audience, Splatalot features an extreme obstacle course with heaps of splats and spills. Each episode features a different group of thrill-seeking teen contestants, dubbed "Attackers", competing in three cringe-inducing rounds: Cross the Moat, Storm the Castle and Steal the Crown. The Defenders of Splatalot, an international squad of medieval-themed gladiators, will do their best to protect the castle from the Attackers – leaving one to be crowned King or Queen of the Kingdom. Produced by marblemedia.
MathXplosion (50 x 3’), Kids Educational Series: 'Mathemagician’ Eric Leclerc shares secrets from the not-so-hidden world of math in this exciting, entertaining math-short series, proving math really is everywhere! In each episode, Eric illuminates the big ideas in primary math that children are already learning to do. From computation, to patterns in a number sequence, to shapes and space, and measurement, mathXplosion highlights how math is related and connected to things they see, know, and wonder about in their daily lives. mathXplosion aims to grow and foster a love of math in a fun, funny, and approachable way! Produced by GAPC Entertainment.
Heartland (193 x 60’), Family Drama Series: Set in the rolling foothills of the Rockies, Heartland follows life on the Heartland Ranch as Amy Fleming, her older sister Lou and their grandfather Jack deal with the challenges of running the ranch that has been in their family for generations. Produced by Seven24 Films.
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