Banijay Group’s Zodiak Kids today announces further global sales for its animated pre-school show, Kody Kapow.
Produced by Zodiak Kids Studios, Kody Kapow has been picked up in Europe by French media group, Lagardere, for its multi-territory dedicated kids’ channel, Tiji. Other European sales include: Sony Pictures Television, which has acquired the UK rights for free-to-air channel, POP TV Kids; Turner, which has acquired the rights in Italy for its free-to-air channel, Cartoonito; MTVA in Hungary; VTM (Medialaan) in Belgium, and Dreamia Servicos de Televisao for Canal Panda Portugal.
Further afield, a deal struck with Fox sees Kody Kapow go to Nat Geo Kids in Latin America, National Geographic Partners’ multiplatform entertainment destination; DHX Television in Canada; and HDTV in Russia. Across Asia, the show has been picked up by Viet Content JSC in Vietnam; CJ ENM’s English Gem in South Korea; Mediacorp and Viu OTT Video Service in Singapore; and Mango TV in China. Additionally, there has been pickup by MBC Middle East and Israeli channel, Hop.
The 52 x 11’ pre-school series commissioned for the NBCUniversal cable network, Universal Kids, launched as a top-performer with kids 2-5 on the channel in summer 2017.
Previous sales announcements include: Discovery for its children’s channel, DKids (Middle East and North Africa), SVT (Sweden), DeAgostini for DeAJunior (Italy), Super3 (Spain) and AMC Networks International Iberia for its Spanish channel, Canal Panda, amongst others.
Kody Kapow is about an aspiring martial arts-style superhero named Kody who spends the summer with his extended family in a small village in China. His grandfather, a martial arts master, teaches Kody ancient lessons of mindfulness, patience and perseverance, which Kody employs as he and his super-spy cousin, Mei, set off on adventures in the village together with their tiger friend Goji, voiced by Jason Alexander in the U.S.
Zodiak Kids owns all international distribution rights to Kody Kapow.