Munich– Studio 100 Media announced today that Sprout, NBCUniversal’s preschool TV network, has acquired the rights for both the new CGI series and 3D feature of worldwide popular brand Maya the Bee.

Maya the Bee (78 x 12’) tells the story of Maya, a young bee who left her hive to discover the beauty and mysteries of nature. As she explores the meadow where she lives, she meets other creatures, goes on adventures, and shares her joy with her friends. The series premiered on Sprout on 26 September, with brand new episodes airing Saturdays at 9:00am ET. Maya the Bee will also air Sunday-Friday at 9:00am ET. The movie aired on 26 September at 5:00pm and 9:00pm ET.  

Maya the Bee takes preschoolers on exciting adventures filled with humor and action,” said Andrew Beecham, Senior Vice President of Programming at Sprout. “We’re excited to introduce U.S. audiences to this colorful, fresh, and joyful world.”