Canada’s Sinking Ship Entertainment (SSE) announced a raft of new sales ahead of MIPCOM. BBC Children’s Productions’ recent reboot of the iconic series The Demon Headmaster has sold to Discovery Latin America and NRK in Norway, while the tween mystery series The Unlisted has gone to Ypsilon in Spain and E-Vision across the Middle East and North Africa. The newest seasons of Odd Squad have landed with the BBC, SRC, and ABC Australia, while season two of Endlings has also sold to ABC Australia and Canal + in France. Additionally, TFO in Canada has licensed Odd Squad Season one and Annedroids seasons one and two.
SSE co-head of sales and distribution Kate Sanagan said, “Our team has had a busy few months, as the international appetite for premium kids’ content continues to grow,many of the deals we are closing now have resulted from our robust windowing strategies, and we anticipate that will only grow as the VOD market continues to gain momentum internationally.”
SSE will be attending virtual MIPCOM and MIPCOM Junior this year, and will be launching the new Fred Rogers Productions’ series Alma’s Way to the international market. Produced for PBS KIDS and created by actor and writer, Sonia Manzano, who positively impacted the lives of generations as “Maria” on Sesame Street, breaking new ground as one of the first Latino characters on national television, for which she received an Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. Alma’s Way gives children ages four to six the power to find their own answers to their problems, express what they think and feel, and recognize and respect the unique perspective of others.
Alma’s Way stars six-year-old Alma Rivera, a proud, confident Puerto Rican girl, who lives in the Bronx with her parents and younger brother, Junior, as well as a diverse group of close-knit and loving friends, family, and community members.