MIPJUNIOR, 6th October 2012: (Virtual Press Office)-- International pre-school entertainment channel JimJam will soon be the exclusive broadcaster of a number of Hello Kitty titles in Italy following a series of new acquisition deals.
JimJam has concluded acquisition deals with distributors Medianetwork Communications and DYNIT for Hello Kitty titles to be broadcast exclusively on JimJam in Italy.
The channel has secured rights to La Fiabe di Hello Kitty, Kitty & Mimi and the New Umbrella, Lesson & Numbers with Usahana and Parenting with Cinnamon from Medianetwork Communication SPA
Further titles acquired from DYNIT include Hello Kitty Stump Village, Hello Kitty Fantasy Apple Forest, Hello Kitty Mystery Apple Forest, Keroppi, Usahana, Chi's Sweet Home and Cuties.
Commenting on the acquisitions, Kathy Fairbairn, Director of programming for JimJam said: "We are thrilled to announce that Hello Kitty has a new home in Italy on JimJam. It's easy to see why this iconic show is so popular with our pre-school audience. The franchise is not only appealing to children of all ages, but it's familiarity with parents and siblings makes it unmissable viewing for the whole family."
JimJam first started broadcasting Hello Kitty in Italy in June 2011 and since then, the show has gone from strength to strength pulling in a loyal pre-school audience.
These are two of a raft of new acquisition deals announced by the channel at this year's MIPCOM market.
Since its launch in 2006, JimJam has rapidly expanded across six feeds and into more than 60 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. It is available in 12 languages to over 17 million subscribers worldwide and has a strong online presence with 11 localised websites via www.jimjam.tv.
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JimJam is a TV channel dedicated to preschool children, and their parents and carers. Since its launch in November 2006, the channel has grown rapidly, and it is now available in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. JimJam is broadcast in 11 languages to over 16 million subscribers worldwide.
JimJam is the ideal companion to parenting, providing a stimulating, fun and safe environment for young children. Its high quality programming stars some of the world's best-loved pre-school TV characters, including Thomas & Friends™; Bob the Builder™; Pingu™; Barney™; Angelina Ballerina™ and Fireman Sam™. Other popular shows on JimJam include Baby Antonio's Circus, Fluffy Gardens and Eric Carle: The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories.
JimJam is a channel from leading international broadcaster Chello Zone. For more information please visit: www.jimjam.tv.
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Chello Zone is a leading international broadcaster and distributor of thematic television channels across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. With drama, factual, sports, movies, children's and lifestyle television, its channels offer something for everyone. The company owns a portfolio of five consolidated channel brands: Zone Reality, Zone Romantica, Horror Channel, Extreme Sports Channel and preschool channel JimJam. Chello Zone also operates a number of joint venture and managed channel services in the EMEA region, including Outdoor Channel; Food Network and Fine Living Network for Scripps Networks Interactive; and a portfolio of six UK entertainment channels as a joint venture with CBS Studios International.
The consolidated and joint venture channels reach audiences in more than 160 million homes across over 100 countries and in 25 languages.
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