European producer and distributer, Mondo TV Iberoamerica, has announced the first sales in the US market of all three seasons of their popular animated series for girls, Sissi the Young Empress, and the first season of its new action-comedy, Invention Story. US Hispanic pay TV, Vme Media, has signed on to distribute the series on its English-language network Primo TV. The shows be available for a two and-a-half-year period starting in 2020. The territories covered will include the United States, Puerto Rico and all U.S. territories and possessions.
Primo TV is the first English-language network targeting U.S. bicultural Hispanic Gen Z viewers (6-16) and their families with inspirational and educational programming.
Sissi the Young Empress is based on a real historical figure – a charming young empress who captured the public imagination well beyond her Austrian homeland. This animated version of her story offers its audience adventure, romance, mystery, intrigue and even magic. Sissi discovers a magic bracelet leading to exciting and unusual adventures as she seeks to help her many animal friends.
The first two seasons of Sissi the Young Empress has been popular with its target audience of young girls, with an established rating hit in over 40 countries. The third season to be launched this year will have a new 3D 26 x 11’ format and new content.
Kit, an intelligent, thoughtful, footloose and creative fox, is the star of Invention Story. In each episode of this 3D CGI comedy he comes up with new inventions that impresses most of the rabbit residents of his adopted home Carrot Town – but inspires jealousy in a few. There are conflicts and rivalries, as well as funny situations and engaging characters — but above all Invention Story encourages its young audience to have a creative approach to problems as they find out more about science and how it works.
This deal brings Invention Story to the US markets for the first time. It is also scheduled to debut in April on free-to-air TV on Frisbee in Italy, Karusel in Russia and TV2 Kiwi in Hungary.
“The sale of Sissi, one of our most popular animated shows, and Invention Story, a brand-new series that is enjoying a very strong response, to Vme is a major breakthrough for Mondo TV in one of the world’s most important markets,” commented Mondo TV Iberoamerica CEO, Maria Bonaria Fois. “Vme is recognized as a leading player in the Hispanic pay-TV market with a strong reach. We are thrilled to be able to announce this news and certain that both Sissi and Invention Story will be enormously popular with Vme’s vast audience.”
Source: Mondo TV Iberoamerica