Vodka Capital has concluded two significant Free-to-Air broadcast acquisition deals in Canada with Télé-Québec (Québec, Canada) and TVOKids (Ontario, Canada) for their exciting new pre-school series “Jelly Jamm.”
Press release from Vodka Capital:
Madrid, Spain – Vodka Capital has concluded two significant Free-to-Air broadcast acquisition deals in Canada with Télé-Québec (Québec, Canada) and TVOKids (Ontario, Canada) for their exciting new pre-school series Jelly Jamm.
Aimed at preschoolers, Jelly Jamm (52 x 11’) is a comedy series that celebrates creativity, music, fun and friendship. Jelly Jamm follows the adventures of five wacky friends who, through their comedic adventures, learn to live in harmony on the magical planet “Jammbo” – the origin of music in the Universe.
The Télé-Québec and TVOKids deals add to Jelly Jamm’s expanding international footprint of Free-to-Air deals for the show. Jelly Jamm is currently airing in more than 150 countries as a banner property on Pay TV on Cartoonito (Turner) across EMEA, Discovery Kids in LATAM and on Free TV in Spain (Clan/RTVE), UK (Milkshake/Channel 5), Italy (Cartoonito), Turkey (Cartoon Network), Middle East (Cartoon Network Arabic). TeleQuebec and TVOKids will premiere the show this spring adding to other spring launches which include Canal 5/Televisa in Mexico and RTP 2 in Portugal.
Steven J. Posner, Managing Partner at Vodka Capital comments: “Canada is a leading global producer of top-quality animated content distributing its content all over the planet. It’s a tremendous honor for us, as an independent producer/distributor, to have two of the top public broadcasters in Canada (TVOKids and Télé-Québec) acquire Jelly Jamm for the Canadian market.”
“This first partnership with Vodka is a great opportunity,” comments Lucie Léger, Director of Children's Programming, Télé-Québec. “As a cultural and educational public broadcaster, Télé-Québec is always looking for original series that convey positive values and promote an active lifestyle. Over and above its wonderful animation, we were impressed by the richness of the Jelly Jamm’s content. This series invites children to plunge into a fantastical musical world and encourages them to play and experiment. We think our young audiences will fall in love with Jelly Jamm.”
Francis James, Acquisitions Programmer, Children’s Programming comments, “At TVOKids we’re very excited to be launching this fun, arts-based series introducing our young viewers to different types of music, while at the same time emphasising the values of friendship and respect.”
Jelly Jamm will be rolled out across all platforms including TV, music, toys, DVDs, merchandising, videogames, books and an innovative online edutainment website. Current key licensing partners include Bandai as European and USA Toy Master, Big Picture for DVDs in Southern Europe, Planeta for Books in Spain, Portugal, Italy and LATAM. Turner Enterprises will be handling L&M across EMEA, El Ocho in Spain and Portugal, Televisa Consumer Products in Mexcio and Exim in the rest of LATAM.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.