Deals: CraveTV, Incendo, DHX

CraveTV has acquired the exclusive Canadian rights to the Jason Alexander-starring comedy Hit the Road, plus more deals.
Hit the Road

CraveTV has acquired the exclusive Canadian rights to the comedy series Hit the Road (10 x 30 minutes). Set to premiere on the Bell Media-owned streamer on Dec. 22, the show follows the exploits of Swallow family, a dysfunctional group of wannabe rockstars who travel the country on a cramped tour bus in the hopes of finding fame and fortune. Produced by L.A.-based prodco Fabrik Entertainment, Hit the Road stars Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), Amy Pietz (Caroline in the City), Natalie Sharp (Supernatural) and Maddie Dixon-Poirier (Hell on Wheels). The show is distributed internationally by Sony Pictures Television.

London-headquartered entertainment group Viasat World has acquired the TV rights to season one (10 x 60 minutes) of France-Canada copro TV series Versailles. The deal for the show, which is produced by Capa Drama, Zodiak Fiction and Montreal’s Incendo, was brokered between Viasat and Banijay Rights, which handles international distribution on the project.

DHX Media
Hulu has acquired exclusive U.S. SVOD rights to season one of DHX Media’s animated comedy Supernoobs. Created by Scott Fellows (Johnny Test), the 2D-animated comedy was originally developed with, and commissioned by, Corus Entertainment for Teletoon. The 26 x half-hour series follows four 12-year-old friends who are accidentally recruited by an intergalactic alliance to stop an evil space-virus from spreading. Supernoobs joins a collection of other DHX children’s shows currently on Hulu, including Dr. Dimensionpants and The Jim Henson Company’s Doozersfor which DHX provides production and animation services.

With files from Alexandra Whyte, Kidscreen