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BKN Sells North American Rights to Seven Series

Digiview Production has picked up the North American DVD rights to seven titles produced by Germany’s BKN, the companies said today. Titles include Monster Rancher; Pocket Dragon Adventures; UBOS; Starla and the Jewel Riders; Sky Surfer Strike Force; Scruff; and Roswell Conspiracies. Digiview will begin distributing the DVDs in the autumn of 2005. [Source: CCNMatthews]

"ToddWorld" Comes to Iberia

Spain’s Elastic Rights has picked up TV, DVD, merchandising and licensing rights to ToddWorld in Spain and Portugal, c21 Media reports.

Spacetoon TV Picks Up Mondo Series

Mondo TV Group has sold a batch of animated series, including Sandokan, L’Ultimo dei Mohicani, Farhat and Spartacus to Mid East channel Spacetoon TV, World Screen reports. The deal is valued at $1.3 million.

Turkey Getting "Tutenstein" Magazine

SGM Publishing of Turkey will launch a new magazine, aimed at six- to twelve-year-olds, based on the PorchLight animated series Tutenstein, World Screen reports. The Turkish-language magazine will debut in September.

Irish Producers Want More TV Time

Screen Producers Ireland is lobbying broadcaster RTE to support more home grown progamming, including kids’ programming and animation, Ireland On-line reports.

Nick Germany Acquires Nelvana Programming

Nick Germany, launching this September, has acquired four shows from Nelvana, World Screen reports. The agreement includes the first 20 episodes of The Backyardigans, episodes 27 to 52 of Braceface, the first 26 episodes of Max & Ruby, and 49 episodes of Care Bears.

"Dragon Booster" in Latin Deals

Dragon Booster will come to Latin America via a deal with Jetix, c21 Media reports. The series will launch in the fall of 2005.

Int'l Roundup: Powerpuffs in India; "Dougie" Goes Wide

* France’s TPS Jeunesse has licensed Just a Minute for broadcast on Eureka. The series will premiere in November. (World Screen) * Dougie in Disguise will join the schedules of networks in Canada, France, Italy, Israel, and other countries under deals announced by producer Neptuno Films. (World Screen) * India’s Cartoon Network will hold a […]

UTV Plans Two New Kids Channels

UTV Software Communications, operator of the Indian kids’ network Hungama TV, has applied to the country’s Information & Broadcasting Ministry to launch two new kids’ channels, World Screen reports. With the two new channels, along with the currently operating Hungama TV channel, UTV aims to offer a three-channel bouquet with networks focused on preschoolers, kids […]

"Naturally Sadie" Goes Latin

Naturally Sadie will head to Latin America courtesy of Disney Channel Latin America, World Screen reports. The series is produced by DECODE Entertainment.

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