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Streamer picks up first two seasons of the Emmy award-winning kids’ comedy math series
(November 16, 2021 – Toronto, CAN) -- Sinking Ship Entertainment announced today that HBO Max has acquired non-exclusive SVOD rights to the first two seasons of Odd Squad for Latin America. Episodes of the Emmy® Award-winning kids’ comedy math series are expected to launch on the streaming platform in 2022.
Odd Squad is a live-action comedy about kid agents who are equipped with the world’s most advanced and unpredictable gadgetry. Whenever something strange, weird or unusually odd happens, it’s Odd Squad’s job to put things right by using math to solve odd problems. Odd Squad was created by Tim McKeon and Adam Peltzman and is co-produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment and Fred Rogers Productions for PBS, in association with TVOkids. The fan-favorite series premiered on TVOkids in Canada and PBS KIDS in the United States in November of 2014. The series has garnered critical praise throughout the world, and an accompanying Odd Squad movie starring Jack McBrayer was released in 2016.
“We are so pleased to be placing this beloved series with HBO Max in Latin America,” said Kate Sanagan, Head of Sales and Distribution at Sinking Ship Entertainment. “The brand has had a steady presence in this territory for a few years, and we know it will only grow stronger on HBO Max.”
"We are thrilled to be adding the well-known Odd Squad to our offering on HBO Max. It is a clever, funny and fast paced show with a fabulous cast - a much loved series all around," said Jessica Bishop, Director of Acquisitions, WarnerMedia Kids & Family Latin America.
Since its founding in 2004, Sinking Ship has won 24 Daytime Emmy® awards, including series wins for Ghostwriter (Apple TV+), Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures (Nickelodeon), Odd Squad (PBS KIDS, TVOkids), and Giver (ION) and was named the Most Innovative Producer at the 2021 Banff World Media Festival.
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 24 Daytime Emmy® awards, including series wins for Ghostwriter (Apple TV+), Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures (Nickelodeon), Odd Squad (PBS KIDS, TVOkids), 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 17 series and distributed to more than 200 countries across the world. Upcoming projects include Builder Brothers Dream Factory, in partnership with Scott Brothers Entertainment and the highly anticipated series, Jane, co-produced with the Jane Goodall Institute. For more information, visit our website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About HBO Max
HBO Max™ is WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer streaming platform, offering best-in-class quality entertainment. HBO Max features the greatest array of storytelling for all audiences from the iconic brands of HBO, Warner Bros., DC, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and much more. The platform launched in the United States in May 2020 and introduced a lower-priced, advertising-supported tier in June 2021. In June, HBO Max began its global rollout launching in 39 markets across Latin America and the Caribbean. In October, HBO Max expanded into Europe, starting the process of rolling out in 27 territories beginning this year and into 2022. It launched first in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Spain and Andorra. In 2022, it will add 21 additional European territories, including Central & Eastern Europe, Portugal, the Netherlands, Iceland, Turkey and Greece.
About Fred Rogers Productions
Fred Rogers Productions was founded by Fred Rogers in 1971 as the non-profit producer of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for PBS. In the years that followed, it created hundreds of episodes of this much-loved program and extended Fred’s values and approach to other efforts in promoting children’s social, emotional, and behavioral health while supporting parents, caregivers, teachers, and other professionals in their work with children. Fred Rogers Productions continues to build on Fred’s legacy in innovative ways through a wide variety of media and engages new generations of children and families with his timeless wisdom. The company’s highly-rated children’s series, including Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Peg + Cat, Odd Squad, and Through the Woods, have earned 30 Emmy® Awards among other important honors. Newly launched in 2021 on PBS KIDS is Donkey Hodie, the innovative puppet series inspired by characters from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood; and most recently Alma’s Way, an animated series created by Sonia Manzano, known to generations of children and adults as “Maria” on Sesame Street. For more information, visit www.fredrogers.org or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.