ZODIAK KIDS TAKES NOVEL ENTERTAINMENT’S HORRID HENRY ON WORLD TOUR

ZODIAK KIDS TAKES NOVEL ENTERTAINMENT’S HORRID HENRY 
ON WORLD TOUR

Global deals inked for all four seasons


London 2 May 2018. Banijay Group’s Zodiak Kids has secured a raft of global broadcast and SVOD deals for Novel Entertainment’s hit animated series Horrid Henry.

Turner Broadcasting Asia has renewed seasons 1-4 for Asia Pacific while Netflix is further committing to the first 52 episodes for North America, France, Australia, New Zealand and India. Media Corp Singapore will air season 4, TG4 Ireland has picked up seasons 3 and 4, ERT Greece has renewed season 1 and Pop Slovenia has committed to further air dates for seasons 1-3. All existing episodes are also available to view through iTunes in the UK.

Novel’s four-time BAFTA-nominated TV series is one of the biggest children’s animated shows ever in the UK. The brand has been extended to include film, stage, radio and online extensions as well as being at the heart of a successful licensing and merchandising programme.

To date, Zodiak Kids has sold the series to over 90 territories with broadcasters on board across the globe including:  ABC Australia, RTE Eire, Mediacorp Singapore, Gulli France, NRK Norway, Hulu US, SVT Sweden, YLE Finland, RTP Portugal, TVP1 in Poland, and Al Jazeerah Middle East.

The digital arena is a huge area of growth for Horrid Henry. The show is available through Netflix in the UK and on both Hulu and Netflix in the US and there are a number of Horrid Henry episodes available on iTunes. The dedicated Horrid Henry website www.horridhenry.me which features exclusive content is exponentially growing in popularity, with over 1.8 milllion users making more than 12 million visits.
A Novel Entertainment Production, Horrid Henry is produced by Lucinda Whiteley and Mike Watts.
For further information please contact:
Janet Balmforth at DDA Blueprint PR
Tel: + 44 (0)7748 185656 or email: janet@ddablueprint.com


About Novel Entertainment
Novel Entertainment was founded in 2001. The company specialises in the creation and development of successful children’s character brands across a wide array of media.  Novel’s core programming includes Horrid Henry, CINEMANIACS, Cine-Minis, Fimbles, The Roly Mo Show, Rockit’s Pocket and Ping & Pong.   Since 2001 the company has produced over 650 programmes for television and radio, garnering multi BAFTA and RTS Award nominations.  The company’s brand experience extends into licensing and merchandising, computer games, interactive online content, music, stage shows and films.


About Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry is a major multi-media brand. The TV show rapidly became CITV’s most popular series and is now broadcast in 90 territories outside the UK and in 2011, Novel co-produced a live action feature film of Horrid Henry; the first ever British kids’ movie to be filmed in 3D. There is an active licensing and merchandising programme in place and the property has also successfully been adapted for online and for computer games. The live stage show, Horrid Henry - Live and Horrid, ran for 285 performances in London’s West End and across the UK and the fans’ website www.horridhenry.me has attracted more than 12 million hits since its launch in October 2009. 
Horrid Henry is based on the characters created by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross; the books are published by Orion Children's Books. He has become a worldwide publishing phenomenon, available in 27 countries including the US, with sales exceeding 22 million books in the UK alone. Translated into 22 languages, Henry has assumed many different national identities including the gloriously named Pablo Diablo in Spain and Rico Le Peste in Italy.

About Zodiak Kids

Zodiak Kids is a global independent leader in kids entertainment, combining Banijay Group’s dedicated kids production company, consumer products, digital and TV sales division.  The company’s production arm is Zodiak Kids Studios, with offices in Paris & London, who produce animation and live action programming for a wide range of international broadcasters for audiences worldwide.  Zodiak Kids has dedicated international sales and consumer products teams representing programming from Zodiak Kids Studios and third party producers.

Zodiak Kids boasts one of the largest, high-quality kids catalogues in the world, which includes; Mister Maker, the ultimate arts and craft show; LoliRock, the series bursting with music, magic, and mystery; Totally Spies!, the international hit animation series; Floogals the unique CGI series; BAFTA award-winning Secret Life of Boys for CBBC in the UK  & ABC Australia; Millie Inbetween the CBBC ratings hit with multiple series; the hit kids drama series The Lodge for Disney worldwide; and international animation series Magiki and Kody Kapow.


Posted on 2nd May 2018