Toronto, Canada - March 11, 2014 - 9 Story Entertainment is pleased to announce the sale of its hit animated preschool series, Joe & Jack (39 x 7’) to Germany's ARD/SWR. ARD/SWR plans to broadcast the series on KiKA, its public children’s channel, beginning May 12. Joe & Jack was also recently licensed to Česká televise in the Czech Republic. 9 Story picked up worldwide distribution rights to the series a year ago as part of its acquisition of CCI’s Kids & Family library.
Produced by Ireland’s Dancing Girl Productions, Joe & Jack launched in 2012 on Ireland’s national broadcaster RTE. It has also been licensed to ABC (Australia), TVNZ (New Zealand), Tiny Pop (UK), Canal + (France), RTP (Portugal), NPO’s kids channel Z@ppelin (Netherlands), YLE (Finland), EESTI (Estonia), RTVS (Slovenia), TéléQuebec (French Canada), Knowledge Network (Canada), HOP (Israel), Discovery Familia (US Hispanic) and Disney Junior (Latin America).
Joe & Jack is a preschool series about a 4-year-old boy named Joe, and his best friend; who happens to be a cat, Jack. These two have the biggest imaginations and their days are filled with all sorts of adventures.
9 Story Entertainment is one of the industry’s leading creators, producers and distributors of award-winning animated and live-action content for young audiences around the world. With one of North America’s largest animation studios based in Toronto, 9 Story has over 200 creative and production staff, and has produced over 800 half hours of quality children’s and family programming, seen on some of the most respected children’s channels around the world across multiple platforms. The company’s distribution arm 9 Story Enterprises represents a growing catalogue which includes several beloved brands such as Arthur, Wibbly Pig, Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars, Wild Kratts and Almost Naked Animals in addition to exciting new series such as Numb Chucks, Camp Lakebottom, Cache Craze, Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood and Nerds and Monsters. The company recently acquired CCI Kids, the family content division of CCI Entertainment, increasing 9 Story’s portfolio to over 1600 half hours of content with popular shows such as Guess How Much I Love You, Joe & Jack, Artzooka! and Extreme Babysitting. www.9story.com
For further information:
Jennifer Ansley, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, 9 Story Entertainment
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