Int'l Deals Signed for Pinky & Perky
Created 07/26/2009 - 23:00
Press Release from PPC Enterprises
PPC Enterprises has announced major international sub-agency representation deals for two of its hottest brands: MONTY PYTHON and PINKY AND PERKY.
The new deals will see both brands taken into new territories by two hugely respected agencies: Alicom will be representing them in Scandinavia, whilst Grahame Grassby will be taking the reins in Australia and New Zealand.
PINKY AND PERKY are the stars of a new CGI series that has proved a massive hit since debuting last year on the BBC -- ratings have been huge in the UK and the show is set to air on France 3 and ABC in Australia later this year, with sales also confirmed in the Nordics. A flurry of licensing activity has surrounded the pigs and PPCE has already signed deals for toys, console and CD Rom games, and a stage show.
Evergreen favourite MONTY PYTHON is celebrating its 40th birthday this year and currently riding a wave of popularity -- interest in the original sketch shows has been so high that an official Python channel has been created on YouTube, whilst DVDs of classic Python movies such as THE LIFE OF BRIAN are selling like hot cakes. PPCE has been busy signing deals and licenses are now in place for voice key chains, dress-up, branded T-shirts, SWP machines and greeting cards.
Mark Hurry, PPCE Legal and Commercial Director, is excited about the prospects for both brands: "Both these brands are absolutely red hot in the UK at present and we have chosen two very capable agencies to take them forward in Scandinavia and Australia/NZ, where I'm sure they will do equally well."