Entertainment Rights Increases Sales To North America
The UK's Entertainment Rights has chalked up a number of recent licenses for its kids properties resulting from MIP-TV, in Europe and in North America, via its New York City office. The NYC office has placed several shows with U.S. and Canadian networks. Discovery's Hispanic channel has acquired CGI preschooler CUBEEZ for a 2003 launch and HAMILTON MATTRESS has been sold to HBO while TeleQuebec in Canada has taken PRESTON PIG, SHORT CUTS and MERLIN THE MAGICAL PUPPY. ER's new boy action series TRANSFORMERS ARMADA debuted well on Carton Network in the U.S. and has since been sold to BskyB and GMTV in the U.K., Teletoon in France, Fox Kids Italy, RTL in Holland, RTE in Ireland, SIC in Portugal, Kanal D in Turkey, Disney (Fox Kids) in Latin America, YTV in Canada and SABC South Africa. ETHELBERT THE TIGER will air on Disney Italy and Spain's TV Valenciana has taken a trio of titles: ETHELBERT, INUK and PRESTON PIG. Chloé van den Berg, ER sales director, said, "With the best sales team in the business and a extensive range of properties on offer, Entertainment Rights is in prime position to present broadcasters with a vast range of programming to entertain children of all ages."