The partnership will see ZooMoo expand its animation offer across its network in EMEA, Australia, U.S. Hispanic and Latam/Brazil
(SINGAPORE – October 8, 2018) – ZooMoo Networks, an interactive pre-school children’s broadcaster and Blue Ant Media channel, and MNC Group have announced today an agreement which will see the two parties collaborating to launch the award-winning children’s animated series, Kiko (Seasons 1-2; 104×11’; CGI), on all ZooMoo channels worldwide via a three year partnership deal. The two parties have also agreed to explore the possibility of co-producing additional seasons of Kiko in the years to come.
Kiko is the second original production from MNC Animation, a subsidiary company of MNC Group. First released in 2014, the show tells the story of a fish-boy living in ‘Asri Town’ an underwater valley where, together with his friends, they navigate through adventures and solve problems to become the heroes of the day, offering moral values to the audience through tales of courage and friendship.
The show has won several awards including Best Kid and Animation Programme at the 2016 Panasonic Gobel Awards and Favourite Local Children Programme at the 2017 Indonesian Television Awards.
“Bringing Kiko to ZooMoo represents a further strengthening of our partnership with MNC Group and brings an extraordinary opportunity to enhance the channel’s lineup with even more premium, animated content than ever before,” said Ward Platt, CEO, Global Networks & Kids. “We look forward to working on more collaborations with companies like MNC Group in the future, acting as a destination to grow brands and forge co-production partnerships.”
Starting January 2019, Kiko’s first two seasons will be will available on ZooMoo in LATAM, EMEA, US Hispanic, Brazil and Australia.
PT Media Nusantara Citra Tbk, or MNC, is the largest integrated media company in Indonesia. Established in June 17, 1997, and listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) since June 22, 2007. The Company’s IDX ticker symbol is ‘MNCN’. MNC operates 4 out of Indonesia’s 11 free-to-air (FTA) TV stations and also owns the largest content production company in the country. MNC’s four national FTA TV stations are RCTI, MNCTV, GTV and iNews. Currently, MNC is the leader of Indonesia’s television industry both in audience shares as well as revenue shares. MNC’s content production arm currently produces 20,000 hours of content per year. The Company also owns the largest content library with over 300,000 hours of content representing over 40% of the total content available nationwide. The content business is also complemented by 20 MNC-operated pay-TV Channels. MNC also owns and operates radio, print media, talent management company and TV production companies to effectively support its core business focus.
ZooMoo Networks is an interactive, children’s nature broadcaster with television channels available in over 20 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 3-6. ZooMoo’s revolutionary second screen app provides multi-platform, interactive play for kids via iOS and Android devices.