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Studio 100’s 'Maya the Bee' Buzzes to Norway

Studio 100 Media signs a licensing deal with NRK Super, bringing Maya the Bee to Norway.

Cannes, France -- Studio 100 Media has licensed its new and highly popular classic series Maya The Bee to public kids’ broadcaster NRK Super, where it will debut in Norway in 2014.

NRK Super part of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation and the highest rating children’s channel in the country has acquired exclusive free to air rights to 78 x 12 minute episodes of the brand new re-mastered CGI series Maya The Bee

Targeted at preschoolers and a family audience Maya the Bee is a vibrant and charming show with a rich visual flavor.  The revived animated TV series is produced by Paris based Studio 100 Animation SAS in association with TF1 and ZDF with Studio 100 Media responsible for the worldwide distribution.

With a recognition level of over 90 percent across Europe and a popularity that spans generationsMaya the Beehas achieved cult status for over 30 years.  The original animated TV series of the same name celebrated its television premiere in Germany in September 1976 and has been broadcast by countless national and international TV stations.  The basis for the popular series was the worldwide bestseller by Waldemar Bonsels, which was first published in 1912 and has since been translated into 40 languages.

Commenting on the agreement, Patrick Elmendorff, Managing Director of Studio 100 Media said, “After deals with MTV3 Finland and SVT Barnkanalen Sweden we are delighted that Maya has made her way to NRK Super.  We are confident that Maya and her friends will continue to stamp their mark worldwide and enthrall audiences in their new CGI form.”

Source: Studio 100 Media

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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.