DreamWorks, the NBCUniversal International Network’s 24-hour channel for kids and family entertainment, has picked up seasons one and two of Beano Studios’ hit TV series Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed.
The broadcast deal covers territories across Asia-Pacific including Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, Myanmar, and the Maldives. It is joined by the South African free-to-air channel e.tv who has acquired the rights for season one.
These latest broadcast deals have been secured by the independent kids and family distribution business, Jetpack Distribution working on behalf of the award-winning content business, Beano Studios.
Further to this, and following the success of the first season, Germany’s free-to-air TV network, Super RTL has acquired the rights to season two, which is currently in production. The deal covers Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Ireland’s RTE has also bought the rights to air the second season, while Lagardere’s Canal J (M6 Group) has acquired the rights to air season one in France.
Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed! follows the adventures of Dennis and his canine side-kick Gnasher, around Beanotown. They’re joined by his great mates Rubi, JJ, Pieface (and his pet potato Paul), as mischief and everyday rebellion rule the streets. The International Emmy-nominated show has been sold globally and season one already airs on free-to-air networks including Super RTL (Germany), Rai (Italy) and France Télévisions.
It is also available on Netflix in the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand. The show launched in 2017 on CBBC in the UK, promptly taking the number one spot across all kids TV. Season two launches on CBBC this Summer.
Jetpack Distribution CEO, Dominic Gardiner, said: “Dennis and his pals continue to grow their cheeky footprint across the globe. It’s no surprise to see more top networks join in the fun. The show has so many qualities, superb CGI animation, brilliant gags and humour for all. It’s a real shining star in our catalogue and evidently loved by kids and families worldwide.”
Beano Studios CEO, Emma Scott, added: “To see Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed! launching in so many new territories across the world is testament to the global appeal of the show. We’re really excited about the launch of season two later this year as we continue to expand our partnership and licensing strategies internationally.”