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'PAC-MAN' Heads to French TV

41 Entertainment grants Free TV and Pay TV rights for the first two seasons of PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures in France.

41 Entertainment announced that it has granted the Free TV rights to Gulli and the Pay TV rights to CANAL J for the PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures property in France.  The TV series (39 x 22’) includes Seasons I and II and is slated to begin broadcast from fall 2013.

Allen Bohbot, CEO of 41e states, “We are enthusiastic to award the Pay TV and Free TV rights in France to these fine channels. We have big plans for this property in 2014 in France.”

Caroline Cochaux, Executive Program Director of Lagardère Active's Youth and Family TV Channels adds, “We are really pleased that this great property is part of our new line-up.  We are happy with the storyline, animation quality and iconic nature and know the audience will like the show as well.”

Separately, 41 Entertainment has appointed Zodiak Kids CP Paris, a leading agency in France headed up by Patricia de Wilde, to manage the local activity.   Zodiak has a long history of working with Canal J and Gulli on leading kids brands. 

Patricia de Wilde, Senior Vice President Zodiak adds, “We are very optimistic about the potential for this iconic, highly recognizable brand in France. The initial response to the brand at Kazachok was very positive and the new TV deal will be good news to all our licensing partners.” 

Avi Arad, Executive Producer, continues, “France is great exposure for PAC-MAN, and it is thrilling to see the reaction from kids in different countries.”

"We believe that PAC-MAN will be very successful in France,” adds Shin Unozawa, Chief Operating Officer at NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

Source: 41 Entertainment