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New TV, Licensing Deals Announced for Zap Jr. High

Alphanim's ZAP JR. HIGH will have its free-TV premiere September 2 on France's M6, where it will join the French network's Sunday morning kids block. M6, which will show two 13-minute episodes back-to-back for the kickoff, replaces Canal J as the series' exclusive purveyor. Beginning in February 2008, the series will air on both channels.

The 2-D animated program, a co-production of Alphanim and M6, has also made a deal with the Netherlands' AVRO and Belgium's VRT, which have both picked up the 52x13 series. In addition, M6 Interactions has signed a deal with manufacturer Tennessee to create a line of school items, including stationery, backpacks and pencil cases. The products are expected to be available in 2008.