Teddies <pictured> airs on ZooMoo Networks’ platforms around the world
(Las Vegas, USA – Tuesday, May 22, 2018) – Blue Ant Media, an international content producer, distributor and channel operator, today announced from the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas that it has named Peeko LLC as its global licensing agent for its international children’s nature television network, ZooMoo and its marquee kids programming. As part of this partnership, Peeko will develop licensing programs for the network’s leading entertainment and interactive properties, including Teddies and ZooMoo Wild Friends, which have been quickly gaining popularity among young fans around the globe. The deal will also see Peeko representing Blue Ant Media’s nature themed, mobile game Flutter, created by the company’s New Zealand based gaming arm, Runaway Play. Peeko will seek licensees in product categories such as apparel, publishing, toys and games, as well as strategic sub-agents in select regions.
“Growing these educational nature-themed brands with licensed products is a core part of our strategy to become a key player in the Kids space internationally,” said Ward Platt, CEO, Kids & Global Networks, Blue Ant Media. “Peeko’s deep expertise in this area will help us forge meaningful partnerships with licensees to create relevant, memorable products and experiences, reflecting the values of our brands.
Jeffrey Conrad, President of Peeko said: “Blue Ant Media is creating an amazing slate of content that’s both entertaining and has substance. We look forward to working with them to bring their brands to life through consumer products.”
ZooMoo Networks is an interactive, children’s nature broadcaster with television channels in multiple territories including: Mexico, Latin America, Singapore, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Maldives, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand. ZooMoo Networks is a joint venture with DirectTV Latin America, an AT&T company, which holds a 30% stake in the company. The business’ television programming is comprised of over 500 hours of original content, combining spectacular wildlife footage with puppetry, animations and narration to create a unique viewing and learning experience for preschool viewers, aged 2-7.
Founded in 2010, Runaway Play is an independent mobile game developer and publisher, based in Dunedin, New Zealand, that builds games inspired by wildlife and nature. The business now owns and operates three mobile games: Flutter, Splash and Starlight as well as Flutter VR, a mobile Virtual Reality created for Daydream by Google.
Blue Ant Media is a privately held, international content producer, distributor and channel operator. From our production houses around the world, we create content for multiple genres including factual, factual entertainment, short-form digital series and kids programming. Our distribution business, Blue Ant International, offers a catalogue of 3,000+ hours of content, including the largest 4K natural history offering on the market. Blue Ant Media’s international channel business offers a portfolio of media brands such as Love Nature (International), ZooMoo Networks (International), Smithsonian Channel Canada, BBC Earth (Canada), Blue Ant Entertainment (International), Blue Ant Extreme (International) and HGTV (New Zealand). Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto, with operations in Los Angeles, Singapore, Auckland, Dunedin, London, Washington, Sydney, Beijing and Taipei. Blueantmedia.com.
Peeko is a creative brand and licensing agency founded by licensing and entertainment veteran Jeffrey Conrad. Their studio is nestled in the mountains of Salt Lake where you can find them creating branded stories for media and consumer product companies. They approach everything they do with a creative eye and focus on things that make them happy.
Check them out at www.thepeeko.com