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Mondo TV Appoints Showplace As U.S. Representative

Mondo TV, a leading Italian producer of original programming for global television, has named Chicago-based domestic distributor Showplace Television Syndication as the exclusive U.S. sales representative for Mondo’s slate of FCC educational compliant animated kids’ series, it was jointly announced by Matteo Corradi, Board Member & Senior VP of Mondo TV and Hal Pontious, Chief Executive Officer of Showplace Television Syndication.

Press Release from Mondo TV

Rome/Chicago (January 12, 2011) – Mondo TV, a leading Italian producer of original programming for global television, has named Chicago-based domestic distributor Showplace Television Syndication as the exclusive U.S. sales representative for Mondo’s slate of FCC educational compliant animated kids’ series, it was jointly announced by Matteo Corradi, Board Member & Senior VP of Mondo TV and Hal Pontious, Chief Executive Officer of Showplace Television Syndication.

Showplace has set NATPE 2011 to premiere the Mondo TV-produced animated series.

The series’ include:

Angel’s Friends - Angel’s Friends features the adventures of Raf, a very young angel (who has just turned 15 stars) and lives in Angie Town - the metropolis of the angels - with her best friends, Urie and Dolce.  After the threesome graduate from a special school that transforms them into 100% guardian angels, they will be transported to earth to protect the planet against the evil guardian devils.  The series is a co-production between Mondo TV and Play Entertainment.

Puppy In My Pocket - Friendship in a fantastical world of Pocketville is the focus of this award-winning animated series where lonely pets are assigned to loving children to care for them.   The series is a co-production between Mondo TV, Giochi Preziosi , and Meg Toys.

Virus Attack - The Sci-Fi based animated series follows the heroic offspring of a pacific town kidnapped by an evil alien where they were mutated into monstrous viruses in order to conquer Earth.  As the Earth faces pollution, a group of the offspring uses their special powers to help save the world.  The series is a co-production between Mondo TV and SUK.

“The U.S. market is vital to our company as we continue to sell our quality animated programming worldwide.  Showplace Television Syndication and its team under the direction of CEO Hal Pontious is a recognized and effective distributor of quality content produced by international companies targeting the U.S. and we are pleased to name them as our representative,” said Corradi.

“Mondo TV has established itself as a worldwide leader in the production of quality animated programming for children and young adult audiences.  The Mondo-produced series we will be unveiling in the U.S. share in common the highest production values, compelling stories and characters, and important FCC educational compliance.  We look forward to introducing this extraordinary slate of animated entertainment at this year’s NATPE,” said Pontious.

About Mondo TV:Headquartered in Rome, Mondo TV is one of five companies within the Mondo TV group, a European leader in the production and distribution of animated series as well as full-length feature films for TV and film markets worldwide. About Showplace Television Syndication:Dedicated to the distribution of high quality firstrun television entertainment to local broadcasters, cable programmers and Video On Demand services, Chicago-based Showplace Television Syndication has amassed an extensive line-up of original programming including reality, music, sports, and kids that attracts millions of viewers nationwide.  Showplace Television Syndication is located on the Internet at www.showplaceonline.com.

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