The Jim Henson Company Signs Deal With Discovery Kids Latin America
The Company is currently in production on 40 episodes of "Dinosaur Train," an animated preschool series teaching concepts of natural science and history, set to debut on PBS KIDS in fall 2009. The Company's Henson Alternative brand continues to produce "Puppet Up! - Uncensored," a live puppet improvisational show that runs monthly at the Avalon Hollywood. The Company has also announced the creation of Jim Henson Designs, a merchandise collection inspired by Jim Henson's earliest sketches, and The Jim Henson Company: Discoveries, an acquisitions banner that celebrates outstanding third party produced independent film, television and video productions from around the globe embodying the Company's enduring legacy. www.henson.com
About Discovery Kids:
Discovery Kids is the first and only 24/7 channel in Latin America dedicated 100% to the youngest of viewers. It provides a unique environment that nurtures children's curiosity using characters and stories, enabling them to relate to real life experiences and creating life-long learners. Discovery Kids integrates the Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic (DNLA/USH) portfolio comprised of nine channels across 34 countries in Latin America: Discovery Channel, Discovery Kids, Discovery Home & Health, Discovery Travel & Living, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo, Discovery Civilization, People + Arts and Animal Planet. Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic also operates two U.S. Hispanic brands for Spanish-speaking audiences in the United States: Discovery en Español and Discovery Familia.