22 April 2021: Paris-based children’s entertainment content distribution company Kids First, has secured a raft of VOD deals across its catalogue of titles, including its first key partnerships in China.
Chinese SVOD platform Tencent has picked up rights to Nate Is Late and Best Bugs Forever. Nate is Late has also been picked up by Chinese IPTV platform Puxin.
In North America, AVOD platform AMEBA has secured Nate is Late, Rocky Kwaterner and Max & Maestro and Marblegen. AVOD platforms Kidoodle and Kidstream have both picked up Nate is Late, with Kidstream also set to air Rocky Kwaterner, Best Bugs Forever and I, Elvis Riboldi.
In France, Kids First has sold Nate is Late, Rocky Kwaterner and Marblegen to SVOD platform OCS; while Netflix has picked up Nate is Late for France, the UK, Ireland and Benelux and Marblegen for France and Benelux.
Philippe Alessandri, CEO of Kids First says: “We are thrilled to have secured our first deals in China and look forward to children across the territory watching some great animation produced by some of the leading producers in Europe. Our slate of children’s titles have genuine international appeal demonstrated by the breadth of new VOD deals signed globally with key platforms.”
Contact person: Marie Lassal / Head of Sales
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Notes to Editors :
Paris-based Kids First is a 2017-born international distributor, specializing in entertainment content for kids. The company sells the series produced by its shareholder Watch Next Media (Nate is Late, Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese, I Elvis Riboldi) and its daughter company Je Suis Bien Content (Best Bugs Forever, Nawak).
Producers of titles:
Nate is Late: Watch Next Media
I Elvis Riboldi: Watch Next Media, Peekaboo
Rocky Kwaterner: Mondo TV France, Monello Productions
Best Bugs Forever: Je Suis Bien Content, Watch Next Media
Nawak: Je Suis Bien Content
Marblegen, Max & Maestro: Monello Productions