29.03.2017
Jetpack flies Yoko to new regions

The global distributor has signed a number of agreements that will see the new preschool series launch in Canada, Portugal, India and Sri Lanka.

Jetpack Distribution has signed a number of new broadcast agreements for Yoko, a new preschool series from Russian prodco Wizart, Spanish animation houses Somuga and Dibultoon, and Spanish broadcaster TVE.

The global distributor has inked a deal with Canada’s BBC Knowledge for exclusive pay-TV and SVOD rights, while Portugal’s Canal Panda acquired exclusive pay-TV and non-exclusive SVOD rights. The final agreement is with Sun TV, which picked up exclusive pay-TV rights in India and Sri Lanka.

Yoko is expected to launch in these territories later this year.

On the licensing front, Bauer has been named master toy partner in Russia and will launch construction sets based on the property. Pacts have also been signed with Russia’s DUM (wooden toys) and Alliance (creativity kits).

Bizak will serve as master toy partner in Spain with a range of items including plush, action figures and construction sets launching next winter.

The 52 x 12-minute CGI-animated series premiered late last year on Russian national channels CTC and Karousel. Yoko also recently launched in Spain on TVE kids channel CLAN TV.

Additionally, Wizart’s distribution arm recently signed a number of agreements that will see Yoko launch on the Russian educational channel O!, as well as on Mult, Tlum and Ani. The show will also broadcast on VTV in Belarus and on ETV in Estonia.