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Sinking Ship Entertainment Sales Roundup
Toronto, Canada (March 6, 2023) On the heels of Kidscreen last month, leading kids’ media company Sinking Ship Entertainment (SSE) announced a raft of new sales. TVP in Poland has acquired both seasons of the company’s sci-fi conservation series ENDLINGS, while SKY in the UK has picked up the puppet series PLAYDATE. Kids channel ejunior, from evision, part of e& life from e& (formerly known as Etisalat Group UAE) has renewed ODD SQUAD, the award-winning math comedy series produced by Fred Rogers Productions and SSE, and acquired Emmy®-nominated animated series, ALMA’S WAY, also produced by Fred Rogers Productions. CBC in Canada has acquired the first two seasons of ODD SQUAD for its streaming platform CBC Gem. Finally, the company’s successful dinosaur brand DINO DANA continues its stomp across the world with a recent sale of the first season to NHK in Japan, brokered by SSE’s distribution partner in Asia, Bomanbridge Media.
“Sinking Ship’s catalogue of provocative and entertaining series for kids continues to be of substantial interest to our international buyers” says Kate Sanagan, Head of Sales and Distribution. “We are lucky to be working with such talented creators, both internally and third party, and look forward to new audiences being built for these shows across the world.”
ENDLINGS was produced by SSE for CBC Kids and Hulu, while ODD SQUAD is produced for PBS KIDS and TVO Kids in partnership with Fred Rogers Productions. PLAYDATE was produced for Wildbrain in Canada, and DINO DANA was produced for Amazon and TVO Kids. Third party series ALMA’S WAY is produced by Fred Rogers Productions for PBS KIDS.
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, ground breaking original series and companion interactive experiences, Sinking Ship has produced more than 24 series and distributed to more than 200 countries across the world. Upcoming projects include the company’s first fully 3D animated series Builder Brothers Dream Factory, in partnership with Scott Brothers Entertainment and the highly anticipated series, Jane, co-produced with the Jane Goodall Institute.