International content producer, distributor and channel operator Blue Ant International has announced a distribution deal with HBO Max which will see the WarnerMedia SVOD acquire live action children’s content.
The deal will see HBO Max have exclusive rights for both seasons of the award-winning, tween action-adventure series Detention Adventure, and unscripted series MAKE IT BIG, make it small.
Ludo Dufour, SVP, international co-productions and sales, Blue Ant International, said: “We’re pleased that these charming and imaginative kids and family series have found a home on such a premium platform as HBO Max. These sales highlight the demand for content that parents can trust during these challenging times, which reinforces Blue Ant International’s mission to offer our partners premium content that provides solutions to their audiences’ needs.”
While primarily focusing on the big-budget prestige TV of HBO in its marketing, HBO Max does have depth in regards to its younger-skewing content. At launch, the platform had two family-friendly originals in the form of The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo – a send-up of the late night chat show format starring the Sesame Street character – and Looney Toons Cartoons.
The platform also is the US streaming home of Studio Ghibli, houses 23 seasons of Sesame Street and has a wide range of content from Cartoon Network.
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