FilmRise has announced a partnership with children’s content licensor Nelvana to distribute approximately 800 hours of programming to SVOD and AVOD platforms across the U.S., U.K., Ireland and Germany. Content included in the parternship include mainstream anime shows “Bakugan” and “Beyblade,” in addition to iconic children’s animated series such as “Babar,” “Braceface,” “Class of the Titans,” “Rupert,” “Tales from the Cryptkeeper,” “Donkey Kong Country,” “Rescue Heroes,” and “Franklin,” and more.
The content will be available on a wide range of AVOD platforms including IMDb TV, Tubi, Pluto, in the U.S, and in Germany and the U.K., Rakuten, Joyn and TV NOW.
The announcement was made by Max Einhorn, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions at FilmRise.
“Nelvana, a key player in the programming, merchandising and licensing space, is a perfect strategic fit for our latest initiative of bringing a wide array of high-quality children’s content into the digital space, including the proliferation of family-friendly, co-viewing content on the FilmRise Streaming Network, the launch of the FilmRise Family FAST Channel, and the release of our feature-length family musical, “Lilly’s Light: The Movie,” Einhorn said.