Deals: 9 Story, Bell Media, TVA

9 Story sends Camp Lakebottom to Latin America, Bell Media adds a comedy to its CTV midseason schedule, plus more deals of the week.
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9 Story
9 Story Media Group has sold the 13 x 22-minute third season of its animated comedy series Camp Lakebottom to Disney Channel Latin America. Disney Channel currently airs 52 x half-hour episodes of the series across the region. Camp Lakebottom was originally produced by 9 Story for Teletoon Canada. It has since been licensed to Disney Channels in Ireland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belegium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, MEA and Japan, as well as ABC TV in Australia, Super RTL in Germany, Noga in Israel and Canal+ Family in France and Africa.

Also this week, 9 Story Distribution International, the global arm of 9 Story Media Group, announced it had picked up worldwide rights (excluding Spain and Italy) to Funwood Media’s new tween series Monica Chef. Produced by Spain-based Funwood, in collaboration with Isla Audiovisual and Italy’s 3zero2, the 40 x 22-minute series is aimed at six- to 11-year-olds. It follows 16-year-old Monica as she lives out her dream of becoming a top chef.

TVA Group
TVA Group has ordered up a fourth season (10 x 60 minutes) of Armoza Formats scripted series The Killer Inside. The previous three seasons of the show have aired on the French-language channel TVA, as well as TVA-owned channel addikTV and SVOD platform Club Illico. Season four is currently in production and will air in fall 2017, according to a press release from TVA. The series is a psychological drama that follows an interrogation specialist and her team. 

CTV has acquired the Canadian broadcast rights to the comedy series Powerless. Airing at 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays, the Warner Brothers series will be paired with The Big Bang TheoryPowerless, which stars Vanessa Hudgens as the director of research and development at a security company that creates products to make people feel safer in a world of superheroes, debuts on Feb. 2.

Digital District Canada
Paris-based visual effects company Digital District has entered the Canadian market by acquiring Montreal VFX firm Mokko Studio. Read more here.

U.S. arts channel Ovation TV has picked up the season-two broadcast rights to Canada/France coproduction Versailles. Read more here.

With files from Alexandra Whyte, Kidscreen