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ZDFE’s Mermaids travel to HBO Family

Mako MermaidABC International has taken pan-Asian pay TV rights to all three seasons of Dance Academy, which ZDF Enterprises and GoldBee sell in the region, with HBO Family Asia acquiring Mako Mermaids (pictured).

The deal is one of a number ZDF’s commercial arm and Gold Bee have closed through the former’s ZDFE.junior catalogue.

HBO Family Asia has bought pay TV rights to Mako Mermaids, while Thailand’s TV3 has acquired free-to-air rights to live-action comedy adventure series Sam Fox – Extreme Adventures, Wolfblood and season one of Wicked Adventures.

Another Thai broadcaster, Next Step, took free TV rights to Rusty Knight, Shaolin Wuzang, Tempo Express and The Skinner Boys season one.

Indonesia’s Spectrum Films bought free TV rights to Elephant Princess.

Christophe Goldberger’s GoldBee jointly distributes the ZDFE kids catalogue in Asia, as TBI revealed two years ago.