Los Angeles – Entertainment management and production company The Collective has appointed HIP (Henson Independent Properties), The Jim Henson Company’s third party licensing banner, as the exclusive international distributor of the Annoying Orange broadcast series.

The deal, which marks HIP’s first third-party property for media distribution, will include television, home entertainment and digital platforms. HIP introduced the hit television programme, currently airing its first season on the Cartoon Network in the United States, to international broadcasters at MIPCOM and MIPJunior last week, where it received an overwhelming worldwide response. HIP will also bring Annoying Orange to Singapore’s Asia Television Forum in December.

Reza Izad, partner at The Collective, said, “Given their strong portfolio and track record, we feel that Henson Independent Properties is the perfect choice to help us expand Annoying Orange’s presence on a global scale. With Annoying Orange’s hugely successful launch in the U.S. on Cartoon Network, we can’t wait for the rest of the world to see how we transformed the web show into a hit TV series.”