9 Story Distribution is pleased to announce the delivery of almost 1700 half hours to top-tier AVOD platforms including Pluto, Tubi, Roku, Peacock, Xumo, Kidoodle, Amazon PVD and Happy Kids, over the last 12 months. Series placed include kids’ favourites such as Barney, Garfield and Friends, Camp Lakebottom, and more.
To further support its expansion with AVOD platforms, 9 Story has acquired worldwide VOD rights (excluding the UK and Ireland) to two new live-action titles from MonRae Productions: Let’s Game (100 x 5 min) and Challenge DanTDM (10 x 10 min).
Both series target a 6-11 age demographic and enjoyed highly successful premieres on Sky Kids in the UK. Let’s Game features some of the world’s biggest gaming talent including EthanGamer, Yammy, DanTDM, The Kabs Family and BlackPanthaa playing family-friendly games. Challenge DanTDM sees iconic YouTube gamer DanTDM take on some of his young fans playing some of their favourite games.
“The number of households adopting AVODs continues to grow dramatically, and these platforms are a fantastic way to reach young audiences,” said Elianne Friend, VP Digital & Distribution for 9 Story. “We’ve seen tremendous success with both classic series like Angelina Ballerina, and newer shows like Andy and the Band and Weird Waters. AVOD distribution is an important part of our growth strategy and we’re thrilled to expand our offering with these two exciting new series from MonRae Productions. Featuring well-known gamer influencers, Let’s Game and Challenge DanTDM provide a great complement to our catalogue and we can’t wait to bring them to new audiences around the world.”
Elspeth Rae and Bronagh Monahan, Executive Producers and Founders of MonRae Productions said “9 Story have a stellar track record in this space and we are thrilled to have them distributing the VOD rights to Let’s Game and Challenge DanTDM internationally. Both series connect young audiences with the creators and short form content they love to consume and we look forward to seeing the series, replicating the success they have enjoyed in the UK and Ireland elsewhere.”
About 9 Story Distribution International
9 Story Distribution International is the international distribution arm of 9 Story Media Group, a leading content creator, producer, 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, Barney and Garfield and Friends, 9 Story Distribution International represents over 4,400 half hours of animated and live-action programming, seen on some of the most respected international channels and platforms. With facilities in Toronto, New York, Dublin, and Bali, 9 Story Media Group employs over 1,000 creative and corporate staff. www.9story.com
About MonRae Productions
MonRae Productions was launched by Elspeth Rae and Bronagh Monahan in 2021 with the ambition of bringing the worlds of digital and traditional TV media closer together. Commissions so far include hit series Challenge DanTDM and over 100 episodes of Let’s Game for UK broadcaster Sky Kids, with recently announced spin off series Let’s Game: World Builders (40×5’) due to air on the channel in October 2023 and further developments in the pipeline.
Bronagh and Elspeth are also founders of MonRae Management and look after an exceptional, bespoke roster of talent including DanTDM, Yammy, TommyInnit, Bola Sol and Jenny Mustard.
With Elspeth’s background as a managing director at an Endemol Shine label and Bronagh’s as a talent manager at Gleam Futures and BBC Studios they are uniquely placed to advise on the digital first talent and broadcast space.