London – KidsCo, the international children’s channel, has announced that it has commissioned a short-form series with Australia’s Matchbox Pictures, the award-winning Australian TV and film production company. The short-form series will air internationally in early 2013 across all KidsCo territories with the series developed in collaboration with Australian actress, comedian and writer, Julie Eckersley, and the creators of the untitled series, Troy and Zara Swindells-Grose.

Additionally, KidsCo has also acquired from the Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF), the rights to both series one and two of Matchbox Pictures’ My Place. Both series will broadcast in the second half of 2012 on KidsCo across Eastern Europe and Asia, featuring 26×22 minute episodes. The series has recently won the Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series at the 2012 Kidscreen Awards and was also selected as a finalist at the Prix Jeunesse International 2012 Awards.