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New Broadcast Agreements Announced for ‘Nate is Late’

With pre-sales for Australia’s Channel 9 already in place for preschool series co-produced by Three’s A Company, WATCH NEXT MEDIA signs agreements with France Télévisions and SUPER RTL.

Following a co-development agreement signed last year with France Télévisions, WATCH NEXT MEDIA has signed a license agreement with the French public broadcaster for the production of its original 52x11’ animated series Nate is Late.

SUPER RTL, the leading commercial children and family network in Germany, has also picked up the animated comedy.

Meanwhile, Paris-based WATCH NEXT MEDIA has entered into a co-production agreement with Sydney-based Three’s A Company (Sally Bollywood), which presold the series to Australian commercial network Channel 9.

All production works will be done in France and in Australia.

“Eighteen months after the creation of the company, we are proud to launch our first production in our own studio, which will handle all the production work from writing to compositing,” said Philippe Alessandri, CEO and Executive Producer, Watch Next Media. “It is a particular source of satisfaction for us that three broadcasters as diverse as France Télévisions, SUPER RTL and Channel 9 joined us on this project, demonstrating how universal the series’ concept is.”

Nate is Late follows the daily routine of 10-year-olds Nate and Malika, who are thrust into incredible adventures as they walk to school every morning. It is created by Sylvain Huchet and Peter Saisselin (Gawayn, Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks) and directed by Jeremy Guiter, with designs by David Maingault and Antoine Birot (Counterfeit Cat). Production will start by the end of the year.