Henson Signs Int’l Broadcast Licensing Deals
Fusing live-action, state-of-the-art puppetry, prosthetics and CGI animation, FARSCAPE earned the distinction of being “one of television’s best cult shows ever,” according to TV Guide. The pioneering, award-winning sci-fi series has been licensed in the U.S. to Netflix; pay TV network AXN for Central Europe; Italy’s public broadcaster RAI; Spain’s Selectavision; Russia’s TV3; Viasat in Estonia and Latvia; public broadcaster Seychelles Broadcasting, South Africa’s TopTV, and FX in the UK. The series has also been licensed to Digital Access Russia as part of its internet and mobile subscription video-on-demand offer. Following its US HD Blu-ray release in the U.S. the series will be available to broadcasters for the first time in HD.
Produced by The Jim Henson Company in association with RHI Entertainment, FARSCAPE challenges the senses with mindboggling alien life forms, a record number of dazzling special effects, edge-of-your-seat thrills, irreverent humor and unforgettable characters -- all brought to vibrant life by the creative minds at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™.
About The Jim Henson Company
The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 50 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known ascreators of the world famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Recent credits include the Emmy® nominated "Sid the Science Kid," "Dinosaur Train," "Wilson & Ditch: Digging America" and "Pajanimals." Features include "The Dark Crystal," "Labyrinth," "MirrorMask," and "Unstable Fables" and television productions include "Fraggle Rock" and the sci-fi cult series "Farscape."
With additional locations in New York and London, The Jim Henson Company is headquartered in Los Angeles on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot, complete with soundstage and postproduction facilities. Independently owned and operated by the five adult children of founder Jim Henson, the Company is also home to Jim Henson's Creature Shop™, a pre-eminent character-building and visual effects group with international film, television and advertising clients, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry's top recording facilities known for its world-class blend of state-of-the-art and vintage equipment. The Company’s HensonAlternative brand has recently launched the national tour of "Stuffed and Unstrung," a live puppet improvisational show named one of the top 10 “Best Stage Shows of 2010” by Entertainment Weekly. www.henson.com