Acamar Films Announce New International Broadcast Deals Secured and Renewals In Key Territories For Hit Series BING!
Broadcast deals signed with RAI YoYo in Italy, Fox Kids in Finland, RSI Switzerland, Česká Televize in the Czech Republic, CJ Korea English Gem Channel in South Korea and Karousel’s new pre-school channel O! in Russia.
ABC Australia and SVT Sweden have both renewed their license for the first 78 episodes.
SVOD deals secured with Just 4 Kids in the Netherlands, and Videoland in the Netherlands which has also picked up Home Entertainment Rights.
SF Studios has also picked up SVOD and Home Entertainment rights for the Nordics.
Acamar Films’ hit series Bing continues to expand its global reach with new broadcast sales secured and renewals signed in key territories.
With Acamar now handling all global sales for the TV show, broadcast deals have been signed with RAI YoYo in Italy, Fox Kids in Finland, RSI Switzerland, Česká Televize in the Czech Republic, CJ Korea English Gem Channel in South Korea and Karousel’s new pre-school channel O! in Russia. In addition, ABC Australia and SVT Sweden have both renewed their license for the first 78 episodes.
SVOD deals have been secured with Just 4 Kids in the Netherlands, and Videoland in the Netherlands which has also picked up Home Entertainment Rights. SF Studios has also picked up SVOD and Home Entertainment rights for the Nordics.
These channels and platforms join current broadcast partners for Bing including: The BBC, ABC and Nick Jr in Australia, Disney Junior in South East Asia, KiKa in Germany, NPO Zappelin in the Netherlands, TVO and TFO Canada, Okto Singapore, S4C in Wales, Irish broadcaster RTE, SVT in Sweden, DR in Denmark, TiJi in France, Clan in Spain, Canal + Poland, BBC Worldwide Africa, Norwegian broadcaster NRK, LTV Latvia, HOP in Israel and VRT in Belgium.
Eroulla Constantine, Head of Sales at Acamar Films says “The global appetite for Bing is very strong and the latest deals highlight the continued international appeal of the series. We’re thrilled that new pre-schoolers and their carers around the globe will now be able to enjoy the experiences of Bing and Flop and their friends.”
Produced by Acamar Films and Dublin-based partners Brown Bag Films, Bing has seen extraordinary success since it launched in 2014. A ratings hit on CBeebies in the UK, Bing is the #1 requested pre-school show on iPlayer with over 250 million requests and #2 across the iPlayer programming. It is the #1 show for Kids 2-5 on Amazon Prime UK (w/c 03/04/2018) and #4 most popular pre-school TV show in the UK (KidzGlobal Brand Trends, Oct 2017). The series won an International Emmy Award in the Kids Pre-School category in 2016, a Writer’s Guild Award and a BAFTA nomination for best Pre-School Series.
Produced by Acamar Films, with Dublin-based studio Brown Bag Films, Bing has seen extraordinary success since it launched in 2014. Adapted for television from the original books by Ted Dewan, Bing celebrates the joyful, messy reality of pre-school life and finds the big stories in the little moments. A ratings hit on CBeebies in the UK, Bing is the number one top rated pre-school show on CBeebies and the BBC iPlayer. Bing is also the number two most requested show on the iPlayer across the entirety of the BBC. The series boasts an impressive voice cast including: Academy Award-winning Sir Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies, Wolf Hall, The BFG) as Flop; Akiya Henry (Holby City) as Amma; Pauline McLynn (Father Ted) as Gilly, and Bryony Hannah (Call the Midwife) as Padget.
About Acamar Films
Acamar Films is an independent production company based in London which produces, distributes, markets and licenses its international award-winning preschool animated series Bing. The company was founded in 2005 to create and produce film and television projects to “move and delight audiences worldwide”. Its Emmy-Award winning, BAFTA nominated, CEO, Mikael Shields has over 30 years’ experience and an international reputation for identifying, developing, financing and producing a wide range of hit film and television projects including Nick Park’s Oscar and BAFTA winning Wallace & Gromit, Aardman’s Rex The Runt, Candy Guard’s Pond Life, Pingu, Noddy, BAFTA winner Hilltop Hospital and Flatworld. Prior to co-founding Acamar he has held senior management positions at the BBC, EVA Entertainment, Pearson, Atom Films and Ealing Studios.