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Toronto, Canada – March 21, 2016 9 Story Media Group is pleased to announce that it has licensed a trio of hit animated children’s shows to U.K broadcasters, as it prepares to attend this year’s MIPTV.

Turner Broadcasting’s Cartoonito UK came on board for the first season of the award winning preschool series Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood (52 x 11’), which now airs in over 150 countries. A third season was recently greenlit, for a total of 170 eleven-minute episodes.

CITV has picked up the second season of the animated comedy Nerds and Monsters (40 x 11’). The first season premiered on the British television channel in April 2014. The series is also airs on ABC Australia, YTV and Vrak TV (Canada), Canal + (France and Africa), TVE (Spain), Gloob (Brazil), Israel (Noga), e-Junior and MBC Kids (Middle East), Disney (Poland), SIC (Portugal) and Hulu (US).

Sony Pictures Television’s Kix channel has acquired the first season of the animated comedy Numb Chucks (52 x 11’). Now in its second season, Numb Chucks has also been licensed to YTV Canada, Cartoon Network’s Boomerang (U.S.), Cartoon Network (Latin America), ABC (Australia), TG4 (Ireland), Canal+ and Family (France) and Super RTL (Germany). International Disney Channels in Central & Eastern Europe, Asia, Middle East & Africa, Israel and Benelux have also acquired the series.

9 Story Media Group Inc. 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 and Peg + Cat, 9 Story represents over 2,150 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.     

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For further information: 

Jennifer Ansley, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, 9 Story Media Group

+1 416 530-9900 ext 230,           

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