APC’s Children’s Entertainment Division APC Kids Secures Raft Of Deals For Riki Group’s DINOCITY Including PIWI+ FRANCE
The robust list of deals sees new partners for the 2D animated series signed across Europe and MENA, including: Piwi+ (Canal+ Group, France) and MBC (MENA) taking pay TV rights, along with ERT (Greece) and Ketnet (Flemish Belgium) securing free TV rights.
APC Kids has also licensed the exclusive free TV rights and non-exclusive SVOD rights to Menart in the Balkans (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia).
APC Kids, the children’s entertainment division of leading co-production and distribution company APC, has secured a raft of international sales for its new preschool series DinoCity, produced by Riki Group in partnership with Animax Production animation studio.
The robust list of deals sees new partners for the 2D animated series signed across Europe and MENA, including: Piwi+ (Canal+ Group, France) and MBC (MENA) taking pay TV rights, along with ERT (Greece) and Ketnet (Flemish Belgium) securing free TV rights. APC Kids has also licensed the exclusive free TV rights and non-exclusive SVOD rights to Menart in the Balkans (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia).
These new partners join previous sales, which include SPTN’s Tiny Pop (UK, Ireland) picking up exclusive TV rights and set to premiere on April 2nd, 2021, Italy’s DeA Kids, taking exclusive pay TV rights, pubcaster YLE, which has secured TV rights for Finland, and Canal+ in Poland where the series launched last month on Minimini+.
Lionel Marty, Managing Director of APC Kids, says “With DinoCity starting to rollout across Europe and already receiving a positive audience response, we’re excited be to continuing the show’s international journey and welcoming new partners on board. The show is filled with lovable characters, imagination and fun so we’re sure it will capture the imagination of young audiences all around the world.”
Alexandra Artemyeva, DinoCity producer added “An international team of experts in children's animation works every day to come up with more and more situations and jokes to surprise and entertain young viewers. We are glad that the project we are fully committed to and the characters who already became members of our family are conquering new territories and meet the love of children around the world.”
DinoCity is an original preschool series created by Riki Group, in partnership with Animax Production animation studio, which portrays a family of dinosaurs in a perfectly urban setting. Little Ricky and his elder sister Tyra manage to turn most everyday situations into something quite extraordinary. Anything can become a new game, a new adventure for these kids. Their parents will often gladly join them in their playfulness and follow their crazy reasoning, in order to help them channel all that energy and imagination… and to make sure they do not turn the house upside down!
APC Kids co-invested in the production of the 52 x 5’ international version of the series and holds exclusive distribution rights in all territories excluding Russia, CIS and China.
About APC Kids
APC Kids is the children’s entertainment arm of leading co-production and distribution company APC Studios. Headed by Lionel Marty, the kids’ specialist has a growing portfolio of high-profile children’s and family properties including animated series KID-E-CATS, Little Tiaras, DinoCity, Fox and Hare, Roger and Hello Maestro. APC Kids also houses its own production company Zephyr Animation.
About Riki Group
Riki Group is a market leader in the Russian and CIS market with its famous Kikoriki, BabyRiki, The Fixies and PINCODE brands showing 100% recognition rate among the family audience in Russia. The company produces over 22hrs of high quality animation every year, including both feature length films and TV series, leads in kids CP market in Russia, runs a publishing house, life action short formats production for YouTube, develops mobile apps and games. The projects broadcast in more than 90 countries around the world and have been translated into 50 languages and dialects.