9 Story Entertainment licenses their animated preschool series Joe & Jack to ARD/SWR for a May launch on KiKA Germany.
9 Story Entertainment announced 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.
Source: 9 Story Entertainment
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.