Ottawa, February 9, 2011:, Amberwood Entertainment is pleased to announce that Entertainment One (eOne) Family, the broadcast division of Entertainment One has signed three key broadcast deals for the first cycle of Rob the Robot with NRK in Norway, EBS in Korea and Lagardere’s pre-school channel, Tiji, in France. All three broadcasters will begin airing the series this year.
eOne Family has an exclusive multi-territory sales agency deal with producer and distributor Amberwood Entertainment of Canada which sees it manage limited international TV sales of Rob the Robot.
The 3D series targets children between 3-7 years and follows the adventures of Rob, the galaxy’s most curious and adventurous robot, as he explores the fantastical planets of the Robot Galaxy with his friends Ema, the alien linguist, TK the walking toolkit, and Orbit the quirky artist. Production is currently underway on the first cycle of Rob the Robot with 26 episodes delivered out of the 52 episodes slated for delivery this year. The show was commissioned by Canada’s TVO Kids where it is steadily attracting a growing audience and has already secured a second cycle commission. Additional Canadian broadcasters include Knowledge Kids, Access, and SRC. The series is a co-production between Amberwood Entertainment of Canada and One Animation of Singapore and is funded with the support of the MDA, CMF, and the Shaw Rocket Fund. In addition to Canada, Amberwood has also secured licenses with SVT in Sweden, Al Jazeera Children’s Channel in the Middle East, and Televix Entertainment in Latin America.
Olivier Dumont, Managing Director for Entertainment One Family said, “We’re extremely excited about the line up of new broadcasters we have secured for Rob the Robot in France, Norway and Korea. We are keen to further expand its reach into new territories and bring the adventures of Rob the Robot to audiences worldwide.”
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About Entertainment One
Entertainment One (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specialises in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, kids programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 20,000 film and television titles, 2,400 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.
The licensing arm of Entertainment One UK represents its own and third party intellectual properties drawn from numerous sources worldwide. In addition to licensing, Entertainment One UK’s expertise lies in theatrical and home video distribution and TV production and distribution. The company operates across a number of genres, which include children’s, drama and General/Factual Entertainment.
About Amberwood Entertainment
Amberwood is a Canadian-based producer, financier and distributor of high quality animated and live-action television series, specials and features.
About One Animation
Singapore-based One Animation is a producer and financier specializing in top quality CG Animation and Visual Effects productions for Film and Television.