FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PORTFOLIO HEADS TO MIPCOM WITH NEWLY EXPANDED PRESCHOOL AND KIDS ROSTER
(September 14, 2017 – Toronto, Canada) – Worldwide content producer and distributor, Portfolio Entertainment, is heading into MIPCOM with a refreshed lineup that includes two new animated series, Bubu and the Little Owls and Cyberchase, in addition to the second season of the CBeebies-commissioned live action series Do You Know?
Bubu and the Little Owls (26x11’) is a colorful preschool series featuring a family of cute owls who face a new nature adventure in each episode and find answers to their questions through inventions, songs and games. Airing soon on Disney Jr. Latin America, Portfolio has the international rights for the series outside of Latin America. Also joining Portfolio’s animation roster is the Emmy award-winning PBS Kids’ series Cyberchase (114x30’), a 6-11 animated adventure series, produced by THIRTEEN, that takes kids on a wild ride through cyberspace where they are challenged to use the power of math and STEM in a classic good-versus-evil battle. Portfolio will be taking the newest 20x30’ episodes of Cyberchase internationally for the first time (excluding US and Canada), as well as the 72x30’ episodes from past seasons that are now available for the first time in HD.
In the kids live-action space, Portfolio has picked up the second season of the docuseries Do You Know?, a 15-minute factual series starring YouTube personality Maddie Moate. Maddie helps young viewers understand how everyday things work. The segments are filled with graphics, go-pro camera shots and other techniques that give the series a digital DIY look and feel. Portfolio currently distributes the first season of the series, and has previously licensed it to Discovery Family (MENA & Africa), LOGI Channel (Israel) and Starz (USA).
“Portfolio is excited to bring these new titles to buyers at MIPCOM. We are proud of our rich and diverse catalogue of engaging and entertaining content that continues to hit the mark with buyers and audiences around the world.” said Jonathan Abraham, Director of International Sales and Acquisitions, Portfolio Entertainment.
About Portfolio Entertainment
Portfolio Entertainment produces and distributes kids, factual and unscripted entertainment to television and digital media content providers worldwide. Portfolio’s most notable projects include The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! (PBS/Treehouse); DOKI (Discovery Kids); and Freaktown, a new animated kids’ series for 2016 (TELETOON). The company’s Toronto headquarters house Portfolio Animation, a creative-driven animation studio staffed with top-tier talent and cutting-edge technology. In 2015, the company expanded into live-action and primetime development, and bolstered its factual and lifestyle development division. Portfolio was founded by Lisa Olfman and Joy Rosen.
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