Toronto, Canada – September 22, 2015 – 9 Story Media Group is pleased to announce that it has signed multiple deals in advance of MIPJR for the second season of timeless preschool series Guess How Much I Love You – The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare (78 x 11’). Licenses have been secured with NCircle Entertainment, a leading children’s and family home entertainment distributor in North America, and broadcasters Z@pp in the Netherlands, and Minimini in Poland. The second season will be screening for the first time at next month’s MIPJR. Deals were also secured for season one of the series with JimJam (Europe, Middle East & Africa) and RTP (Portugal).
The preschool series is produced by Australia’s SLR Productions, along with Germany’s KIKA-Der Kinderkanal and HR-Hessischer Rundfunk of ARD as well as ABC KIDS. The series airs on KiKA and HR/ ARD (Germany), Disney Junior (U.S.), ABC KIDS(Australia), Nick Jr. (UK and France), TFO and TVO (Canada), Disney Junior (Spain & Italy), Minimax (Central Europe), Minimini (Poland), TV2 (Norway), YLE (Finland), Z@PP (Netherlands), RUV (Iceland), VRT (Belgium), RTVS (Slovenia), EESTI (Estonia), Canal Once (Mexico), Hakka TV (Taiwan), E Junior (UAE), TRT (Turkey), Hop! (Israel) and JCC (Middle East). eOne distributes season one on DVD for the series in Canada and the U.S and NBC Universal distributes DVDs globally excluding USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
The series is based on the bestselling book, GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOUTM, written by Sam McBratney, illustrated by Anita Jeram and published by Walker Books. The book, which is published in 53 languages, has sold 32 million copies globally and is currently celebrating its 20th Anniversary. The animated series relates the adventures of the Nutbrown Hares and their friends with the same endearing charm and love that has made the book a timeless story time favourite.
SLR Productions is one of Australia’s leading Emmy and multi award winning children’s entertainment companies, specializing in the creative development and production of world-class media content. Established in 2002 by CEO, Suzanne Ryan, SLR Productions is recognized for successful global brands such as two seasons of the acclaimed preschool property, Guess How Much I Love You™, two seasons of animated adventure comedy series The Skinner Boys, newly launched animated series Captain Flinn & The Pirate Dinosaurs, the live-action series Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures, and the Emmy Award winning animated series I Got a Rocket™. SLR’s passion is to make creative, adventurous, imaginative and exciting programmes for audiences worldwide.
The company has produced more than 145 hours of content across 160 territories worldwide. With its highly experienced development and production teams headquartered in Sydney, SLR partners with major broadcasters, producers, distributors, publishers and creative.
9 Story Media Group is a leading content creator, marketer and distributor of kids & family focused intellectual property. Recognized around the world for best-in-class brands such as Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood, Wild Kratts, Numb Chucks, Arthur and Peg + Cat, 9 Story represents over 1,800 half hours of animated and live action programming, seen on some of the most respected international channels and platforms. With one of North America’s largest animation studios, 9 Story employs over 250 creative and production staff in its Toronto facility and has produced over 900 half hours of award-winning children’s content. 9 Story recently acquired the award winning animation studio Brown Bag Films, which employs over 170 staff members across Dublin, Manchester and Los Angeles. Brown Bag is recognized for producing leading animated children’s series such as Octonauts, Doc McStuffins, Bing Bunny and Henry Hugglemonster. 9 Story is owned by senior management, ZMC (Zelnick Media Capital) and media entrepreneur Neil Court. www.9story.com
For further information:
Jennifer Ansley, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, 9 Story Media Group
+1 416 530-9900 ext 230, email@example.com