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News brief: JimJam bags Boj

Kids-logo-460_2BojChildren’s pay TV broadcaster JimJam has acquired rights to UK toon Boj in Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Africa.

The deal, which distributor Union Media brokered, will see the 52x11mins preschool series airing on the AMC Networks International UK-owned channel in more than 100 territories. It will premiere on four feeds – Benelux, pan-Europe, the Middle East and Polsat JimJam.

The show, from Ireland’s Pesky Productions in association with Wales’ Cloth Cat Animation and Dublin’s Kavaleer Productions, follows a bilby – a rare Australian burrowing bandicoot – who, along with his musical parents, amazes the friends he meets while having adventures.