Eutelsat-owned channel distributor Alterna’TV is to distribute German kids channel provider Your Family Entertainment’s (YFE) a channel and related content based on the Fix&Foxi kids animation series to its partners in 25 countries in the Americas.
Fix&Foxi were created by German comic artist and publisher Rolf Kauka, and the channel will feature other Kauka characters. YFE launched a Fix & Foxi channel in the German market at the end of last year, following its earlier acquisition of rights to the popular comic books of the same name.
Alterna’TV will distribute a Fix&Foxi animation and live entertainment channel together with video-on-demand and an app for iPads and other mobile devices.
The programming feeds, available through the Alterna’TV satellite platform, will offer both English and Spanish-language programming feeds.
YFE’s EVP of international channels, Paul Robinson, will work with Alterna’TV to create and roll out the Fix&Foxi channel.
“We are very excited that Your Family Entertainment, the rights holder to the iconic cartoon characters created by the legendary German artist and publisher Rolf Kauka, has selected Alterna’TV as its distribution partner for the Fix&Foxi children’s channel,” said Alterna’TV CEO Aymeric Genty. “For the past 40 years Fix&Foxi have amassed a very passionate and loyal fan base around the world – including Mexico, Argentina and other Latin American countries and we’re honored to introduce these captivating characters to audiences in the Americas.”
“We are very impressed with Alterna’TV’s approach to distribution, seeking myriad platform options which appear as natural extensions of the content and Fix&Foxi brand identity,” said Dr. Stefan Piëch, CEO of Your Family Entertainment. “The team at Alterna’TV shares our enthusiasm for these lovable and engaging characters and we’re confident in their ability to connect us with the most suitable distribution platforms to ensure the successful introduction of the channel in these important world markets.”
Separately, Alterna’TV is also to distribute motorsports channel Motors TV in the Latin America, while channel .
programmer and distributor Thema will distribute it in the US.
Thema will create two new programming feeds – a Spanish-language version for Latin America and an English language version for the US – to be broadcast via the Eutelsat 113 satellite.
The channel will be introduced to Latin America through Alterna’TV while Thema will represent it to platforms in the US.
Launch week will feature live action from motorcycle beach race the Enduropale du Touquet, while the season-long schedule includes live Formula 1 Association World Endurance Championship and Avon Tyres British GT Championship coverage, as well as same-day FIA World Rally Championship highlights.
“Over the past 15 years Motors TV has proven to be the destination of choice for passionate motorsports fans throughout Europe and the UK and now, thanks to Alterna’TV and Thema, we can extend our programming feeds into the ideal US and Latin American markets. We’re very excited to be expanding into the Americas where European and international motorsport fans are underserved and eager to collaborate with Alterna’TV and Thema on garnering carriage agreements to remedy that situation,” said Motors TV founder and CEO Jean-Luc Roy.
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17th September 2019