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APC KIDS scores new international deals for DINOCITY including Discovery Italia

19.10.2021

APC Kids, the children’s entertainment division of leading co-production and distribution group APC Studios, has secured a wave of international sales for its preschool series DinoCity, produced by Riki Group in partnership with Animax Production animation studio, which will premiere in Russia on 23 October. 

The hit 2D animated series will be heading to Discovery Italia which has picked up free TV rights for broadcast on its channel Frisbee and All Media Latvia in the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) which has secured non-exclusive SVOD rights. APC Kids has also licensed free TV rights to TG4 for the Republic of Ireland and Minika for Turkey. 

These new partners join recent sales, which include: Piwi+ (Canal+ Group, France) taking pay TV rights, along with YLE (Finland), ERT (Greece), Ketnet (Flemish Belgium) and MBC (MENA) securing free TV rights. APC Kids also licensed the exclusive free TV rights and non-exclusive SVOD rights to Menart in the Balkans (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia). The series has already enjoyed successful debuts on DeA Junior (Italy) and Tiny Pop (UK).

Lionel Marty, Managing Director of APC Kids, says: “After receiving a hugely positive response to the show’s premiere, we’re delighted to be building on the success of DinoCity by announcing new global broadcast partners. DinoCity is not only fun and adventure filled but focuses on important themes of family and friendship among others and will resonate with new audiences across the world.”  

Sandro Sgrulloni, Programming & Content Acquisition Senior Manager at Discovery Kids: “We’re very happy that Dinocity is landing on Frisbee. Frisbee is a colorful place where kids can have full rein to their imagination and we’re sure the stories of this ordinary family – to which the audience can relate to – and its everyday situations turning into amazing adventures will bring fun and excitement to our audience.”

Anna Mysskaya, Riki Group Head of International Department comments: “DinoCity  was initially created in the trends of world animation and we are so excited to see how this story finds new global viewers. It still rarely happens that the world premiere of a project takes place outside of its own country. We followed the success of DinoCity in Italy, the UK, etc. We are proud of new partnerships and possibilities to develop the project with Discovery Italia, All Media and TG4. But at the same time, the domestic start on Karusel TV channel is very thrilling for us. We hope for the same positive reaction of the audience as outside the country. Fingers crossed!”

DinoCity is an original preschool series created by Riki Group, in partnership with Animax Production animation studio, which portrays a family of dinosaurs in a perfectly urban setting. Little Ricky and his elder sister Tyra manage to turn most everyday situations into something quite extraordinary. Anything can become a new game, a new adventure for these kids. Their parents will often gladly join them in their playfulness and follow their crazy reasoning, in order to help them channel all that energy and imagination… and to make sure they do not turn the house upside down!

APC Kids co-invested in the production of the 52 x 5’ international version of the series and holds exclusive distribution rights in all territories excluding Russia, CIS and China. 

About APC Kids

APC Kids is the children’s entertainment arm of leading co-production and distribution company APC Studios. Headed by Lionel Marty, the kids’ specialist has a growing portfolio of high-profile children’s and family properties including animated series Kid-E-Cats, Little Tiaras, DinoCity, Galactic Agency, Fox and Hare, Roger and Hello Maestro.. APC Kids also houses its own production company Zephyr Animation.


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