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9 Story Media Group Announces Sale of DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBOURHOOD Season Three to Disney Junior Latin America Back to press releases

Toronto, Canada –  January 24, 2016 9 Story Media Group is pleased to announce that it has licensed season three of the award-winning animated preschool series Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood to Disney Junior in Latin America.  The first season premiered on the Latin American network in 2013, followed by series two in June of 2015. The third season (40 x 11 minutes) takes the total number of episodes to 170 x 11 minutes. 

The popular preschool series originally launched on PBS Kids (U.S.) and CBC (Canada) in 2012. It has also been licensed to TV Brasil (Brazil), Canal Once (Mexico), Clarovideo (Latin America), VOD Kids (Chile), SRC (French Canada), TFO (Canada), ABC (Australia), TVNZ (New Zealand), Canal+ Family (France), Piwi+(France), France Télévisions (France), Super RTL (Germany), YLE (Finland), NRK (Norway),  SVT (Sweden), Fokus TV (Poland), RUV (Iceland), Nick Jr (Italy), Cartoonito (Italy), Luk International (Spain and Portugal), Disney Junior (Asia, Russia and Indian Subcontinent), Beijing Culture and Communication (China),  Zee Learn (Indian Subcontinent), Good TV (Taiwan), JEI TV (South Korea), MediaCorp (Singapore), True Visions (Thailand), TV3 (Thailand), Hop TV (Israel), IRIB (Iran), JCC (Middle East), E Junior (Middle East) and Minika (Turkey).  Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood is also available on Netflix across multiple territories. 

Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood is the winner of multiple awards including the 2014 Shaw Rocket Prize, a 2015 Parent’s Choice Award,  Best Preschool Animated Series at the 2013 Kidscreen Awards and the 2013 Cynopsis Kids !magination Award for Best Preschool Series.

The series is co-produced and distributed by The Fred Rogers Company and 9 Story Media Group.  Executive Producers are Kevin Morrison for The Fred Rogers Company, Angela C. Santomero, co-founder of Out of the Blue and the creative force behind the hit series Blue’s Clues and Super WHY, and Vince Commisso for 9 Story Media Group.  

Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood offers engaging storylines modeling the core skills that form the foundation of early childhood development and school readiness. Daniel is a shy but brave 4-year-old tiger who lives in the Neighbourhood of Make Believe. With help from his neighbors, family, and friends – O the Owl, Prince Wednesday, Miss Elaina and Katerina Kittycat – Daniel has fun while learning the key skills necessary for school and life.

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, Arthur 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.  www.9story.com 

 

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For further information: 

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

+1 416 530-9900 ext 230, jennifera@9story.com           

 

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