V&S Entertainment and Al Jazeera's JCC extend their co-production of “Everything’s Rosie” for a third season.
London, UK -- V&S Entertainment, the UK-based production and distribution company behind the top rating pre-school series Everything’s Rosie (78 x 11’) has announced the extension of their long-term co-production agreement with Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (JCC) for a third series of the CGI show. The two organisations have a successful track record and the deal will see V&S and JCC continue to co-produce and co-fund future series of Everything’s Rosie, which airs on BaraemTV.
BaraemTV is the first Arabic TV channel in the world dedicated to preschoolers. Following its launch in 2009 by JCC, BaraemTV airs for 17 hours a day and is specifically designed to help children develop social and vital life skills. Funded by the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development the channel delivers high quality, inspiring and engaging entertainment, promoting positive content. BaraemTV recently celebrated their 4th anniversary and in November 2012 launched Baraem Europe.
Stephen Corner, Chairman of V&S Entertainment comments: “We are delighted that BaraemTV see Rosie as a long-term commitment and will continue their co-production investment following on from Series 1 and 2. JCC’s involvement for a third series is unprecedented and will continue to ensure that Everything’s Rosie goes from strength to strength, positioning the series as a first-class International success story.”
Everything’s Rosie has proven to be a huge hit for the channel and was one of the first international co-productions to air on BaraemTV, who have a worldwide footprint in the Arabic language.
JCC’s Acting Director of Sales and Media Rights, Rashed Al-Qurese Almarri said: “We have worked closely with the team at V&S on Everything’s Rosie Series 1 and 2 to provide our audience quality content that will assist them in their discovery and development process in their formative years. We are looking forward to continuing our long and prosperous relationship with V&S as Rosie is a great role model for our young audience and the series has established itself as a mainstay on our channel.”
Rosie has a huge following in the Middle East, she is every little girl’s best friend and every little boy’s ideal big sister. Packed with humour, fun and a real sense of adventure, the show aims to stimulate the senses, fuel the imagination and is full of messages to help pre-schoolers understand the world around them as they grow up and face new everyday situations.
Chris Parker, leading British writer, heads up a team of 5 script writers for Everything’s Rosie which also features a soundtrack scored by composer Mike Moran who has worked with Disney, Jim Henson and music legends including Sir Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Queen.
The series has been sold in over 150 territories worldwide including RTVE Spain, Canal Panda Portugal, FRANCE TV France, RAI & DEA Kids Italy, TVO and SRC Canada, ETV South Africa, TV2 Norway, RTE Ireland, YLE Finland, HRT Croatia, RTV Slovenia, CYBC Cyprus and ETV Estonia.
Source: V&S Entertainment
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.