Just months after its debut on PBS KIDS GO! in the U.S., Scholastic Ent.s new series MAYA & MIGUEL has already been sold in more than 30 countries, including to the BBC in the U.K.; Cartoon Network Latin America; NOGA in Israel; ABS-CBN in the Philippines and Luk International in Spain and Portugal. The international broadcasters have acquired all 65 half-hour episodes of the breakthrough series. MAYA & MIGUEL will also headline Scholastic Ent.s programming portfolio at MIP-TV 2005 this April along with the high-profile series CLIFFORDS PUPPY DAYS and I SPY.
Were very pleased to have the commitment of leading international networks to add to the successful launch and reception of this hit series, says Linda Kahn, svp of programming and distribution. These international agreements, along with the series headlining presence at MIP-TV, offer an opportunity to bring MAYA & MIGUEL to a whole new audience and expand upon the growing awareness of the series.
Based on an original concept by Scholastic Ent. president Deborah Forte, this animated sitcom revolves around Mayas well-intended meddling in her familys and friends lives, and its hilarious consequences. The series is designed to present culture and language learning as fun, relevant and rewarding for all children.
Scholastic Ent. is a leading producer of family-oriented feature films, television programming, videos and Websites and is a major developer and marketer of childrens brands worldwide. Scholastic Ent. is the entertainment and media division of Scholastic Corp., the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books and a leader in educational technology. For more information, visit www.scholastic.com.