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Lagardère Announces Broadcast Agreement with DreamWorks Animation

Paris-based broadcaster acquires exclusive free-to-air and basic pay-TV rights to DreamWorks Animation’s original TV series in France.

PARIS & LOS ANGELES -- Lagardère Active TV and DreamWorks Animation (DWA) announced an agreement granting Lagardère free-to-air and basic pay-tv rights for their family and kids channels to broadcast DreamWorks Animation’s television series, including Dragons: Race to the Edge, The Adventures of Puss in Boots, All Hail King Julien, Turbo FAST, The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, and Dawn of the Croods. The collaboration will launch on Gulli in September 2016 with Dinotrux, DWA’s first original series that welcomes viewers to a world of giant creatures that are half dinosaur, half construction vehicle.

“DreamWorks Animation has crafted some of the world’s most beloved stories and characters for kids and families everywhere, especially in France. With this historic agreement, we are glad that Gulli, Canal J & TiJi will allow young viewers to rediscover their favorite characters in all-new adventures, while also enjoying new shows based on original concepts that DWA has created,” declared Caroline Cochaux, Managing Director Lagardère TV France & International.

Eric Ellenbogen, Co-Head, International TV & DreamWorks Classics, commented, "We couldn’t be happier that Lagardère will be bringing our DreamWorks Animation original series to French audiences for the very first time on linear television. Families will be able to enjoy our beloved characters and amazing stories on not only on Gulli, the leading kids network in France, but also on their kids pay TV channels Tiji and Canal J. With 15 channels in their portfolio and a presence in over 50 countries, Lagardère TV is one of the world’s leading TV services. We’re delighted to welcome them to the DreamWorks Animation family.”

Source: DreamWorks Animation

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.