SVOD giant Netflix has bought a package of children’s programming from Spain’s Imira Entertainment, including shows from South Korean studio SAMG.
The deal comprises SAMG’s preschool series Vroomiz, action-adventure caper MiniForce and Power Battle Watch-Car; and the Imira-produced Lucky Fred, Lola & Virginia and Sandra the Fairytale Detective.
Imira has also shopped slapstick short-form series Tuba to Disney in Latin America and the Caribbean, Badanamu and Vroomiz to Turner Italy, and more seasons of toon Larva to Nickelodeon in Spain, Portugal and Portuguese-speaking Africa.
Deals have also closed with Spanish kids channel Clan, South Africa’s Showmax, Mexico’s Canal 11, CEE-based Tuty Broadcasting, app Buongiorno, and Kids Network in the Middle East.
“Twenty-seventeen so far has been extraordinary for Imira from a distribution point of view so far, closing our year with more than a 70% increase in sales, largely to the new emerging and consolidating digital platforms who benefit from the huge range of preschool and kids catalogue we have, as well as the multi-language versions availability and our speedy and effective digital delivery system,” said Imira CEO Sergi Reitg.