Picture Box Distribution


Canadian producer buys kids distributor

Consolidation in the Canadian kids TV sector continues, with producer Sinking Ship Entertainment revealing it will acquire compatriot Picture Box Distribution. This comes after Canadian toon giant 9 Story Media bought Ireland’s Brown Bag Films last year, and after Temple Street Productions yesterday regrouped as Boat Rocker Media, unveiled new toon arm Boat Rocker Animation. […]

Discovery Kids engages Annedroids

Discovery Kids Latin America has acquired the first two seasons of Amazon’s hybrid animation kids original Annedroids. The deal for the 52x30mins Canadian CGI/live action hybrid series, from Sinking Ship Entertainment in association with TVOKids and sold by Picture Box Distribution, covers most of Latin America. The exception is Brazil, where Picture Box has sold […]

Amazon kids show lands at Discovery Asia

Amazon’s original children’s show Annedroids has sold to Discovery Kids Asia. Picture Box Distribution has closed the deal for the Sinking Ship Entertainment show (pictured). Science-themed Annedroids launched on Amazon Prime Instant Video earlier this year as one of the three of the SVOD service’s debut original children’s programmes. Discovery Kids Asia’s factual counterpart has […]

Networks raid Picture Box for programming

Various networks have acquired unscripted programming from Canada’s Picture Box Distribution. Viasat Europe and GB Omnimedia have bought season one of Mountain Road Productions’s 13x30mins Selling Big for the CIS region and Italy, respectively. Seasons one and two of The Liquidator have sold to Choice TV in New Zealand and Discovery Networks Western Europe has […]

News brief: Picture Box helps DMax Get Stuffed

Italian channel DMax has acquired Get Stuffed, a 13x30mins food-themed extreme competition reality series, from Canada’s Picture Box Distribution. The show comes from Worldwide Bag Media and follows a pair of extreme competitors who go head-to-head in crazy food challenges at North American festivals, with the loser forced to tackle a gut-busting meal of the […]

News brief: Argentine education net asks What’s Your News?

A public TV channel in Argentina has acquired UK children’s format What’s Your News? from Canada’s Picture Box Distribution. Pakapaka, which is operated by the Ministry of Education of Argentina, has bought the format, in which animated characters host their own news programme for 4-6 year-olds. The format was originally created by TT Animation in […]

Global nets bag Canadian kids science series

Broadcasters in Germany, Canada and Sweden are onboard a new kids’ science and technology series from Sinking Ship Entertainment and TVOKids. The 26x30mins live action/animation series Annedroids follows a genius child scientist and her friends who perform experiments in her junkyard laboratory. Distributor Picture Box Distribution has brokered a coproduction deal with German children’s channel KiKA […]