Kids First inks a raft of global VOD deals including its first in China

Nate Is Late

Paris-based children’s entertainment content distribution company, Kids First, has secured a raft of VOD deals across its catalogue of titles, including its first key partnerships in China.

Chinese SVOD platform Tencent and IPTV platform Puxin have picked up rights for Nate Is Late and Best Bugs Forever.

In North America, AVOD platform AMEBA, has taken up rights to Nate is LateRocky Kwaterner and Max & Maestro and Marblegen. AVOD platforms Kidoodle and Kidstream have both picked up Nate is Late, with Kidstream also set to air Rocky KwaternerBest Bugs Forever and I, Elvis Riboldi.

In France, Kids First has sold Nate is Late, Rocky Kwaterner and Marblegen to SVOD platform OCS; while Netflix has acquired Nate is Late for France, the UK, Ireland and Benelux and Marblegen for France and Benelux.

Commenting on the deals, Kids First CEO Philippe Alessandri stated: “We are thrilled to have secured our first deals in China and look forward to children across the territory watching some great animation produced by some of the leading producers in Europe. Our slate of children’s titles have genuine international appeal demonstrated by the breadth of new VOD deals signed globally with key platforms.”