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Int’l orders, Rai recommission for volleyball toon

Italian public broadcaster Rai has ordered a second season of Spike Team, the animated series about a kids volleyball team.

The second run of the show, which is from Italy’s Team Entertainment, will be on Rai 2 in a Saturday and Sunday morning slot from later this month.

The second series of the show introduces new characters including Brent, an English boy who has lost his legs but dreams of taking part in the Paralympics.

The second season has also been acquired by Globosat in Brazil, Canal+ in Poland, TV3 in Spain and True Visions in Thailand.

Team Entertainment said that it plans to start producing another 26x30mins series of Spike Team in 2014.