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CBeebies Cloudbabies extends international reach as Hoho agrees German deal


CBeebies pre-school series Cloudbabies will be further extending its international reach after striking a deal with two broadcasters in Germany.

Producer and distributor Hoho Rights has closed a deal for the 52x10min programme with public broadcasters ARD and ZDF.

The show, which is nominated for best pre-school programme in the RTS NW Awards, has already been sold to ABC in Australia, TVNZ in New Zealand, Hop! in Israel, S4C in Wales, PTS in Taiwan and MiniMini in Poland.

Danielle Davies, Hoho Entertainment’s head of sales and acquisitions, said: “Germany is a hugely significant European territory and (children’s channel) KiKA has an outstanding reputation as a key destination for high-quality pre-school programming.”

Cloudbabies, which launched on MediaCityUK-based CBeebies in 2012, is an animated series following four characters who live in a house in the clouds.

Sebastian Debertin, head of fiction, acquisition and co-production for KiKA, added: “Baba Pink, Baba Blue, Baba Yellow and Baba Green and solve a lot of pre-school oriented challenges and celebrate core values of human community – friendship and responsibility. Our audience will love the show.”

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