Press release from Imira Entertainment:
Barcelona, Spain -- Imira Entertainment, Spain’s leading production and distribution company specializing in youth programming, has increased the presence of its shows in Latin America and on Hispanic US networks, signing a rash of deals from its extensive library of third-party content.
In pan-Latin America deals, Pay TV channel Yups has acquired Jonathan M. Shiff & ZDF Enterprises´ Scooter, Secret Agent (26X26´) and Shaftesbury’s Baxter (13X30´) for all territories excluding Argentina & Brazil and Discovery Communications has picked up season one of Guru Studios´ Justin Time for Pay TV.
In Mexico, Free TV channel Canal Once has picked up Breakthrough Entertainment’s Dino Dan (26X30´) and Imira-produced Sandra, The Fairytale Detective (52X13´). In further Mexican deals, Televisa has picked up DQ Entertainment and ZDF Enterprises’ The Jungle Book (52X11´+1X60), which has also sold to Canal Encuentro for Argentina.
Also in Latin America, Imira has sold Spellbound Entertainment’s The Koala Brothers (39X26´) to TEVES in Venezuela and from distributor IMPS The Smurfs (163X26´) to KM Services in Nicaragua. Finally, Hispanic USA channel V-Me Media has acquired Werner Film & ZDF Enterprises’ live action series Dance Academy (26X26´).
Begoña Esteban, Sales Manager Iberia, Latin America US Hispanic & Central Europe at Imira Entertainment said: “We have a varied sales library full of dynamic, high-quality properties which we believe satisfy broadcaster demand, particularly in the Latin American market. The fact that we have a presence on all kids’ channels in Pay TV and a considerable presence on Free TV across all markets in the region is testament to our success.”
Imira Entertainment represents a significant portfolio of kids’ and family programming for third party distribution with an emphasis on Hispanic markets globally.