The launch of the channel follows YFE’s acquisition of rights to the popular comic books of the same name by Rolf Kauka five months ago. The service will be distributed to over 130 cable networks, according to the broadcaster.
In addition to Fix & Foxi, the channel will air shows including Miss Spider, Maggie und das Biest and Sieben Kleine Monster, based on the books by Maurice Sendak.
YFE chairman Stefan Piëch said the launch of the channel was “a long-awaited dream come true” and described Fixi & Foxi as one of the few kids brands that “works globally”. The Fix & Foxi books have been published in territories including Argentina, Brazil and Mexico in Latin America, and in China.
“Fix & Foxi is a popular brand that has been known to three generations and now gets its own, completely unique pay-TV channel, which strongly stands out from the competition and will be appreciated by children and the whole family,” said Paul Robinson, YFE’s executive vice-president, international.