Deals: D360, Scott Brothers Entertainment, Blue Ant Media

Distribution360 secures agreements for content from Skyship Entertainment, GAPC Entertainment and Forte Entertainment, plus more.
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Distribution360

Marblemedia’s Distribution360 (D360) has inked several deals across territories in Asia, securing various deals for content from Skyship Entertainment, GAPC Entertainment and Forte Entertainment.

The distribution arm has sold 504 episodes of Skyship Entertainment content to KTH in South Korea, selling titles like Super Simple Songs, Super Simple Draw, Super Simple ABCs, Turn and Learn ABCs, Mr Monkey, Monkey Mechanic, The Bumble Nums, Carl’s Carwash and more.

Additionally, kids channel Da Vinci has picked up four titles, acquiring Forte Entertainment’s Snapshots (6 x 30 minutes) and three shows from GAPC Entertainment.

Winner of the 2018 Best Non-Scripted Entertainment from the International Emmy Kids Awards, Snapshots sees three kids go head-to-head to take the best photo ever. The competition series will air in more than 30 territories, including China, India, Malaysia, Singapore and South Korea.

Meanwhile, both GAPC Entertainment’s MathXplosion (50 x 3 minutes) and Spellz (52 x 12 minutes) have been picked up for nine territories by Da Vinci. MathXplosion is headed to markets like China and India, while Spellz is set for territories like Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and China. ScienceXplosion (45 x 3.5 minutes, pictured), another GAPC Entertainment series, will also head to India.

Outside of this Da Vinci deal,  MathXplosion has also been licensed to True Visions in Thailand and PCCW in Hong Kong and Macau.

True Visions has also picked up Skyship Entertainment’s The Super Simple Show (52 x 11 minutes) and preschool series Super Simple Draw (26 x 7 minutes). Additionally, PCCW’s deal also features marblemedia’s Super Mighty Makers (13 x 30 minutes). Diane Rankin, Distribution360′s SVP rights, negotiated all these deals.

Scott Brothers Entertainment

Discovery-owned home improvement cable net HGTV has extended its multi-year partnership with Property Brothers stars and producers Jonathan and Drew Scott through 2022. Under the agreement, the twin brothers and their Scott Brothers Entertainment banner have received renewal orders for Property Brothers: Forever Home, consisting of 40 total episodes, and a new six-episode season order for competition series Brother vs. Brother.

Additionally, the sibling duo will also seek to develop exclusive home-related television series and digital content in partnership with HGTV’s programming and creative departments. The contract extension will mark a flurry of activity for the Scotts once the calendar turns to January, including the launch of a new lifestyle magazine, Reveal, from American media conglomerate Meredith.

Blue Ant Media

Blue Ant Media has struck a deal to expand two of its premium channels in Africa. The Toronto-headquartered company, which recently picked up Playback‘s title of Media Company of the Year, is launching Love Nature and Smithsonian Channel on StarTimes’ broadcast platforms across several African territories.

Both Love Nature, Blue Ant’s joint venture with Smithsonian Networks, and the Smithsonian Channel will be available in HD on StarTimes across sub-Saharan Africa via DTT, DTH, OTT and IPTV. Viewers will have access to the Smithsonian Channel in English, while Love Nature will be available in English and Portuguese.

Singtel has also picked up Blue Ant Media’s entertainment channel Blue Ant Entertainment. Via the deal, content from the channel will be available to subscribers through Singtel TV and the Singtel TV Go mobile app from Dec. 23. The catalogue acquired includes: Star Trek: Discovery; FBI; The Late Show with Stephen Colbert; The Late Late Show with James Corden; the U.K.’s The X Factor and First Dates.

With files from Realscreen