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Sinking Ship Entertainment Secures New Broadcast Deals
The cast of Phoenix Rise (BBC Studios Kids & Family)
Toronto, Canada (August 30, 2023) – Canada’s Sinking Ship Entertainment (SSE) announced today that it has landed deals for THE UNLISTED, PHOENIX RISE and ALMA’S WAY in Canada, Norway and Latin America respectively. These partnerships mark another milestone in the company's commitment to providing high-quality and engaging kids and family content to audiences worldwide.
French Canadian broadcaster Télé-Quebec has acquired the teen adventure show The Unlisted. Produced by Aquarius Films in Australia for the ABC and Netflix, this gripping series follows identical twins Dru and Kal as they discover that the government is secretly tracking and manipulating youth via electronic tracking devices. The series is launching January 8, 2024.
Meanwhile, NRK in Norway is the latest broadcaster to pick up the BBC Studios Kids & Family school drama Phoenix Rise. Produced for the BBC and distributed by SSE, Season I launched in the UK in March of this year and follows a group of teens who are taking their first steps back into mainstream education after being excluded. At first it seems like these kids have nothing in common, but they soon realise they all share a will to succeed. NRK joins previously announced broadcast partners ABC in Australia and YLE in Finland.
In further partnership news, SSE has signed Metro TV as its agent for the delightful animated preschool series ALMA’S WAY in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Panama and Ecuador. Produced by Fred Rogers Productions in association with Pipeline Studios for PBS Kids, ALMA’S WAY features the adventures of six-year old Alma as she learns to think for herself, make mistakes and find solutions along the way.
“We are pleased to see these shows continue to strike a chord internationally. It's a nod to their genuine appeal that goes beyond borders” says Kate Sanagan, Head of Sales and Distribution at SSE. “Our dedication to quality content remains steadfast, as does our belief in the power of imagination, education, and connection.”
About Sinking Ship Entertainment
Named as the number one Kids’ Entertainment Production Company on Kidscreen’s Hot50 list in 2020, Sinking Ship Entertainment is a globally renowned and industry leading Production, Distribution, VFX and Interactive studio specializing in children’s and family content. Since its founding in 2004, Sinking Ship has won 25 Daytime and Children’s and Family Emmy® awards, including series wins for Ghostwriter (Apple TV+), Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures (Nickelodeon), Odd Squad (PBS KIDS), and Giver (ION) and was named the Most Innovative Producer at the 2021 Banff World Media Festival. With a global reputation for quality, groundbreaking original series and companion interactive and live experiences, Sinking Ship has produced more than 24 series and distributed to more than 200 countries across the world. 2023 has seen the launch of the anticipated series Jane, co-produced with the Jane Goodall Institute (Apple TV+), their first fully 3D animated series Builder Brothers Dream Factory, in partnership with Scott Brothers Entertainment (Corus Entertainment), and production of their first family series Beyond Black Beauty (Amazon Freevee). The company is currently in production on Dino Dex (Prime Video, Amazon Kids+, TVOkids), the third series of its hit dinosaur franchise. For more information visit our website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.