Global distributor, Jetpack Distribution, announced on 28 March, 2017, that it has inked multiple broadcast agreements with leading channels around the world for their pre-school children’s hit, YOKO.
Deals have been concluded by Jetpack with Canada’s BBC Knowledge for exclusive Pay TV and SVOD (Subscription Video on Demand) rights. Canal Panda in Portugal has acquired exclusive Pay TV and non- exclusive SVOD, while Sun TV has picked up exclusive Pay TV rights throughout India and Sri Lanka for the animated series. YOKO is expected to launch on screens in these key territories from late 2017.
YOKO premiered in Russia on national channels CTC (Cost to Company) and Karousel during the weekends at the end of 2016 and separate broadcast deals have also been inked by Russian co-producer Wizart after their distribution arm, Wizart Distribution, secured other broadcasters including educational channel O! (Pay TV Worldwide), Mult, Tlum and Ani (Pay TV), VTV in Belarus and ETV in Estonia.
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