TV distribution for City of Friends is handled by Sky Vision globally, with the exception of the territories covered by Imira. City of Friends has been sold into more than 180 countries worldwide and has been translated into more than 23 languages. Broadcasters include including Channel 5 (UK), Boomerang and Cartoon Network (Nordics), France TV (France), Al Jazeera (Middle East & North Africa), M-Net (Africa), HOP! (Israel) and Yoopa (Canada).
Harold Setten, CEO CreaCon Group commented: “We are delighted to be working with children’s distribution specialists Imira to take City of Friends to brand new audiences in Latin America, Spain, Italy and Portugal and expanding our reach into these important markets. We look forward to building a strong City of Friends fan base there.”
Sergi Reitg, CEO of Imira said: “City of Friends is an authentic and engaging property which has struck a note with audiences around the world, and Imira is proud to be taking it to Latin America and further European markets. We are ideally positioned to sell properties into these territories, extending their global reach.”
City of Friends is uniquely based on the adventures of a real-life Norway state police officer, CreaCon Founder and CEO Carl Christian Hamre, who first told them as bedtime stories for his young son. First broadcast in the Nordic region in 2010, City of Friends follows the adventures of new recruits to the Emergency Services – Max the monkey, Ted the teddy bear and Elphie the Elephant – who work together to solve everyday problems in their city. Today, City of Friends is broadcast in more than 180 countries and in 23 languages around the world.
CreaCon will be bringing City of Friends to BLE 2013 – visit the team at stand F090 and also Imira Entertainment will be at stand F020-D.