Toronto, ON – Distribution360 announced a portfolio of properties in both its Kids and Scripted and Factual and Lifestyle divisions that will be showcased at MIPCOM and MIPJunior this week.
Complete with hit titles including all-new episodes of Splatalot, a third installment of the This is franchise, Olive the Ostrich, as well as popular performers such as Cake Walk: Wedding Cake Edition, Puppy SOS and Ghostly Encounters, D360 is committed to providing new and existing buyers with quality entertainment on multiple platforms that viewers want.
“We continue to hold a strong focus on television properties that encompass second-screen mobile and game content, and are looking forward to connecting with new and existing buyers,” said Kirsten Hurd, Senior Sales Executive, D360. “We also welcome meetings with international producers in all genres who are looking for a distribution partner.”
Kids and Scripted
Splatalot (52 x 30 minutes)
Target: Kids 8-12 and Families
Sold in over 120 countries worldwide with strong ratings on Nickelodeon in the U.S., Splatalot is a hilarious medieval-themed physical game show featuring an extreme obstacle course with heaps and loads of splats and spills. Each episode features a different group of thrill-seeking teen contestants, dubbed Attackers, competing in three cringe-inducing rounds. The Defenders of Splatalot, an international squad of medieval-themed gladiators, will do their best to protect the castle from the Attackers leaving one to be crowned King or Queen of Splatalot.
Produced by marblemedia, Splatalot is paired with a custom website featuring a suite of games enjoyed by over 15 million players. Available in HD, Season 2 of the series, which recently wrapped production, features bigger splats, a revamped castle and introduces three new Defenders.
This is (52 x 7 minutes/13 x 30 minutes)
With sales of This is Daniel Cook and This is Emily Yeung in over 100 countries to date, D360 will be presenting an all-new third installment, This is Scarlett and This is Isaiah, which is currently in production and is scheduled to launch on Treehouse in Canada next year.
Complete with an extended online experience that includes games available for licensing, both children and parents alike are drawn to the charm of the hosts, as well as the seamlessly integrated educational elements of this property. Produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment and marblemedia, each installment of the This is franchise features one of its preschool hosts exploring, having adventures, learning, and sharing newfound knowledge with other kids. In every episode, six minutes is spent with the host learning an activity and one minute is spent watching other kids enjoying the activity.
Olive the Ostrich (52 x 5 minutes or 13 x 30 minutes)
Currently airing in over 200 countries worldwide and hot off the heels of its launch on Sprout in the U.S., this CGI-animated series produced by Blue-Zoo Animation Studio remains a strong performer in the cable market.
Full of imagination and a huge appetite for adventure, Olive is an ostrich who loves to solve problems and help people wherever she can. Olive will try anything once – which sometimes results in her getting into trouble. However, the great thing about this feathered friend is that she always finds an inventive way to get herself out of her debacle. Featuring real pictures drawn and submitted by children, Olive the Ostrich is sure to take kids on a new imaginary adventure in every episode.
Additional series include:
D360 will also be showcasing the mixed live-action/animated comedy series Skatoony (39 x 30 minutes) that is based on Cartoon Network’s U.K. version and produced by marblemedia with TELETOON (Canada) in English and in French. Skatoony iPad games and a multi-player online game are also available as licensing options. Also included on the kids slate, the documentary series that follows eight young skaters, Ambition Skatecamp (8 x 30 minutes), produced by GlassBOX TV.
Lifestyle and Factual
Cake Walk: Wedding Cake Edition (13 x 60 minutes)
Target: Adults 18-49
Produced by Buck Productions Inc., Cake Walk: Wedding Cake Edition is a competition series hosted by comedian and actress Caroline Rhea (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch). This high stakes competition with $5,000 up for grabs features three cake designers who race against the clock to create one couple’s dream wedding cake in every episode. A panel of three cake experts judge to decide the winner.
Puppy SOS (13 x 30 minutes)
What’s not to love when it comes to a cute puppy? Five months later when your furniture is destroyed – the honeymoon puppy love is over, way over. Time to bring in Brad Pattison, a dog behaviourist and life coach who is widely known for his tough love techniques and crazy antics. He is the consummate dog lover and ultimate trainer – firm but gentle. Produced by Puppy SOS Inc., in this fast paced series, monster mutts are transformed into darling dogs.
Ghostly Encounters (83 x 30 minutes)
Many ordinary people believe they have experienced supernatural encounters. Ghostly Encounters looks into those incidents and the regular folks-next-door who had them, and takes the viewer on a chilling ride through a fascinating, highly personal ghost story. Using re-enactment, interviews and archival photography, this series combines the exhilarating drama of the encounter with a critical in-depth look at the questions behind it. Produced by Wraith Films Inc., Ghostly Encounters approaches each event not asking if it happened, but why it happened.
Additional series include:
Telling the stories of the names we know best – from perfume to hockey teams, cars to cocktails – What’s in a Name (13 x 30 minutes) is produced by marblemedia; Produced by andPOP, Something New (25 x 30 minutes) explores today’s most interesting musicians. D360 also represents a slew of comedic properties including TAC.tv and Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town.