JimJam Secures Hello Kitty and Denver: The Last Dinosaur for Italian Feed

International pre-school entertainment channel JimJam, today announced two new acquisitions for its Italian feed - Hello Kitty and Denver: The Last Dinosaur.

Press Release from JimJam

London, 9 May 2011: International pre-school entertainment channel JimJam, today announced two new acquisitions for its Italian feed - Hello Kitty and Denver: The Last Dinosaur.

JimJam has acquired three Hello Kitty specials from Sanrio, which begin in the spring on the channel’s Italian feed.  A Journey through Fairyland and Journey to The West are exclusive territory premieres.  The special English with Kitty has also been acquired as part of the deal.

From World Event Productions Jim Jam has secured Denver: The Last Dinosaur which will also launch on the channel’s Italian feed in the Spring.  The 50 x 30’ series revolves around the adventures of a fun-loving dinosaur and his group of ingenious young friends: Jeremy, Mario, Wally, Heather, Casey and Shades. Pursued by fortune seekers, Denver always finds himself in the middle of unexpected adventures.

Commenting on the acquisitions, Kathy Fairbairn, Director of programming for JimJam said: “We are delighted to have secured these exciting shows for JimJam. Hello Kitty is immensely popular in Italy so it is fantastic that we are able to broadcast three exclusive specials.  Denver: The Last Dinosaur has already proved a hit in 28 territories and is yet another strong offering for JimJam.”

Since its launch in 2006, JimJam has rapidly expanded across five feeds and into more than 50 territories, including Poland, Russia, Hungary, Switzerland, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Portugal, Greece, the Middle East, Singapore and Indonesia. It is available in 12 languages and has a strong online presence with 11 localised websites via www.jimjam.tv.

About JimJamJimJam is a TV channel dedicated to pre-school children aged between 1 – 6 years, and their parents and carers. Since its launch in 2006, the channel has grown rapidly, and it is now available in more than 50 countries and in 12 different languages. JimJam is the ideal companion to parenting, providing a stimulating, fun and safe environment for young children. Its high quality programming stars some of the world’s best-loved pre-school TV characters, including Thomas & Friends; Bob the Builder; Barney; Angelina Ballerina and Fireman Sam. JimJam’s shows have been specifically created to contribute to the emotional, intellectual and social development of children.

About Chello ZoneChello Zone is a leading international broadcaster and distributor of thematic television channels across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. With drama, factual, sports, movies, children’s and lifestyle television, its channels offer something for everyone.

The company owns a portfolio of five consolidated channel brands: Zone Reality, Zone Romantica, Fantasy, Extreme Sports Channel and preschool channel JimJam. Chello Zone also operates a number of joint venture channels in the EMEA region, including Outdoor Channel; Food Network and Fine Living Network with Scripps Networks Interactive; and a portfolio of six UK entertainment channels with CBS Studios International.

The consolidated and joint venture channels reach audiences in more than 160 million homes across over 100 countries and in 25 languages.

Chello Zone is a business unit of Chellomedia, a leading international media company, and the European content division of Liberty Global, Inc. For more information, visit www.chellozone.com.

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