London, UK – KidsCo, the international children’s channel, has acquired hit CG-animated series Sendokai Champions from media agent Nottingham Forest.
Co-produced by audio visual production company Kotoc and Spanish Television Corporation TVE, the action-packed series will premiere fully dubbed on KidsCo’s new Syfy Kids programming block in October, as a first-run series across Central and Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, South Africa, and parts of Sub-Saharan Africa. The series has been a major ratings success in Spain and will have its broadcast debut in the U.S. during the autumn.
Hendrik McDermott, Managing Director of KidsCo, comments: “We are delighted to have Sendokai Champions join our growing Syfy Kids programming block. The series underpins the core values and personality of Syfy Kids – pushing the boundaries of reality, fantasy and creativity and is sure to spark the imagination of children across the globe.”
David Pérez Andrés, Director of Business Development and Sales of Nottingham Forest said: “We are so pleased with this agreement with KidsCo, which will help Sendokai Champions continue to grow. KidsCo will take the incredible adventures of Sendokai Champions to many kids across Central and Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, and will help us in positioning the brand to start building its licensing and merchandising programme in those territories.”
The Syfy Kids programming block recently launched exclusively on KidsCo, across Central and Eastern Europe in June 2013, and Southeast Asia, South Africa and parts of Sub-Saharan Africa in July 2013. The fully-dubbed block airs at peak viewing times. Key titles on the block include: Matt Hatter Chronicles, ZuZu & the Supernuffs, Z-Squad, The Future is Wild, Back to the Future and The Mummy.