JAM Media has secured US Broadcast Deal For Hybrid Live Action/ Animated Series LITTLE ROY with Universal Kids
Universal Kids has picked up exclusive US TV rights to the series, which airs weekdays at 1:45pm/12:45pm central during the Sprout programming block for preschoolers.
Jointly commissioned by CBeebies and CBBC, Little Roy currently airs on both channels in the UK. The Irish Film board & Northern Ireland Screen have supported the show since inception with both development and production funding.
Multiple award-winning creative production, distribution and licensing company JAM Media has secured a key US broadcast deal for its hybrid live action/animated series Little Roy (52 x 14’) with Universal Kids, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s network for kids 2-12.
Universal Kids has picked up exclusive US TV rights to the series, which airs weekdays at 1:45pm/12:45pm central during the Sprout programming block for preschoolers. Jointly commissioned by CBeebies and CBBC, Little Roy currently airs on both channels in the UK. The Irish Film board & Northern Ireland Screen have supported the show since inception with both development and production funding.
The series has already been presold in over 30 territories to such broadcasters as the ABC (Australia), Discovery (MENA), DR (Denmark), HOP TV (Israel), RTE (Ireland), SVT (Sweden), YLE (Finland) and VRT (Belgium).
Little Roy follows the everyday adventures of five-year-old Roy O’Brien, as his cartoon abilities and enthusiasm cause some form of mayhem. To solve his real-life quandary, Little Roy escapes into his imagination. In a full cartoon sequence, he takes on the persona of ‘Wonder Roy,’ and with his sidekick Finn, he plays out his predicament of the day, finds a solution and applies it to the real world. Although it doesn’t always go to plan!
John Reynolds, Chief Commercial Officer at JAM Media added “The US is a key territory and Universal Kids is the perfect home for Little Roy. The show is quirky, fun and full of energy and we look forward to introducing Little Roy to pre-school children in the States.”
About JAM Media
JAM Media, with operations in both Ireland and the United Kingdom, is one of the leading creators and producers of multi award-winning animated and live action content for the children’s and pre-school audience. Priding itself on delivering high quality, innovative, story-driven brands across multiple platforms that are based around engaging characters with humour at its heart.
The company fully controls and exploits all commercial opportunities arising from its intellectual properties through strategic and collaborative relationships with key broadcasters, digital platforms, publishers and licensing & merchandising partners across the globe.
About Universal Kids
Universal Kids represents the world of NBCUniversal family brands. As a kid-focused ecosystem with great TV content at the center, Universal Kids is programmed for the 2-12 year old audience, with a fresh mix of animated content, unscripted entertainment, and proven international hits. Launched in September 2017 and available in over 59 million homes, Universal Kids encompasses Sprout as a daily programming block for preschoolers from 3am to 6pm, and is available for kids and families across all platforms, including on air, online, On Demand and via mobile with the Sprout Now and Sprout Playground apps.