Paris, February 9, 2016
Lagardère Active TV Announces a Landmark Agreement with DreamWorks Animation
Lagardère Active TV, the n°1 Kids TV broadcaster in France, with their Gulli, Canal J and TiJi channels, acquires exclusive free-to-air and basic pay-tv rights to DreamWorks Animation’s original TV series in France
Lagardère Active TV and DreamWorks Animation (DWA) today announced an agreement granting Lagardère free-to-air and basic pay-tv rights for their family and kids channels to broadcast DreamWorks Animation’s television series, including Dragons: Race to the Edge, The Adventures of Puss in Boots, All Hail King Julien, Turbo FAST, The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, and Dawn of the Croods. The collaboration will launch on Gulli in September 2016 with Dinotrux, DWA’s first original series that welcomes viewers to a world of giant creatures that are half dinosaur, half construction vehicle and all awesome!
“DreamWorks Animation has crafted some of the world’s most beloved stories and characters for kids and families everywhere, especially in France. With this historic agreement, we are glad that Gulli, Canal J & TiJi will allow young viewers to rediscover their favorite characters in all-new adventures, while also enjoying new shows based on original concepts that DWA has created,” declared Caroline Cochaux, Managing Director Lagardère TV France & International.
"We couldn’t be happier that Lagardère will be bringing our DreamWorks Animation original series to French audiences for the very first time on linear television. Families will be able to enjoy our beloved characters and amazing stories on not only on Gulli, the leading kids network in France, but also on their kids pay TV channels Tiji and Canal J. With 15 channels in their portfolio and a presence in over 50 countries, Lagardère TV is one of the world’s leading TV services. We’re delighted to welcome them to the DreamWorks Animation family” said Eric Ellenbogen, Co-Head, International TV & DreamWorks Classics.
About Lagardère Active France and International’s TV channels:
Lagardère Active’s Television division propounds 15 themed channels for youth, families, young adults, men and women plus music channels in 50 countries : Gulli, CANAL J, TiJi, Santa Claus Channel, June TV, MCM, MCM Top, RFM TV, Virgin Radio TV, Mezzo, Mezzo Live HD, TiJi Russie, Gulli Russian (2009), Telekanal Deda Moroza and since may 2015 Gulli Africa. With Gulli, Canal J and TiJi , Lagardère Active is the N°1 TV Group for kids!
About DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series and live entertainment properties, meant for audiences around the world. The company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. All of DreamWorks Animation's feature films are produced in 3D. The company has theatrically released a total of 32 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Puss In Boots and The Croods.