files/pictures/picture-35.jpgPress Release from Distribution360
Toronto, Ontario, February 14, 2011—Distribution360 today announced it has acquired rights to distribute the Cartoon Network U.K. version of Skatoony to French and German-speaking Europe as well as Spain. The company will also distribute the North American version of Skatoony—produced by marblemedia—to the same territories. Skatoony (U.K.) airs on Cartoon Network U.K.; Skatoony (North America) was commissioned by TELETOON, and premiered on the Canadian kids network in English and French this past October. Skatoony is the first animated/live-action quiz show adventure that pits tweens and ‘toons against each other in four frantic, trivia-based rounds. Set in a fantastical television studio in the fictional town of Showtown, the series is anchored by the cartoon duo of host Chudd Chudders and his lounge-singing sidekick, The Earl. Each week, they attempt to put together another show, while all manner of mad happenings occur around them. Skatoony Interactive features the “Skatoony Home Game,” a multi-player game where kids play Skatoony in real-time against other kids online.
“We’re excited to be distributing both versions of Skatoony to international markets," says Stéphanie Röckmann-Portier, Managing Director/Head of Sales, Distribution360. “We’re looking forward to offering broadcasters a library of versioned episodes in order to identify content that best suits their needs.”
“Working with Distribution360 gives us the opportunity to exploit new territories for Skatoony,” says Michael Carrington, Chief Content Officer, Turner Broadcasting. “It’s a fantastic fast-paced game show which is sure to delight new audiences across Europe.”
In addition to Skatoony, D360’s kids slate also includes Splatalot, Ambition Skatecamp, This is Daniel Cook, and This is Emily Yeung for distribution to international markets. For more information, please visit www.distribution360.com
About Distribution360 Distribution360 is a forward-thinking distribution company that focuses on traditional media sales, while actively pursuing growth in the digital space, and offers value added Brand Integration and Interactive Content Creation Services. Its mandate is the full monetization of television and interactive content on traditional and emerging platforms worldwide, with a focus on kids, drama and factual programming. Based in Europe, Stéphanie Röckmann-Portier leads Distribution360’s daily operations as Managing Director/Head of Sales. She brings 15 years of international content experience acquired through her previous roles as VP of Content Strategy & Acquisitions for online video service Joost, and VP of International Sales and Head of Factual Programming for Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. Distribution360 was co-founded by two of Canada’s foremost production companies: marblemedia and SEVEN24 Films.
About Turner Broadcasting
Turner Broadcasting delivers some of the world’s most successful and well-known news and entertainment brands – CNN, Cartoon Network, CN Too, Boomerang, Cartoonito, TCM (Turner Classic Movies), and Adult Swim. The company now broadcasts 21 entertainment channels in 17 languages across approximately 100 countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. With a rich history of innovation, Turner Broadcasting is continuing to push the boundaries of media being at the forefront of development with its brands via the web, VOD, DVD, gaming, mobile, merchandising, publishing and emerging platforms.