By Allison Watkinson
The streaming service Kixi has announced a licensing agreement with Nelvana for more than 300 episodes of their popular cartoon series.
The collection includes classic series such as Franklin and Max & Ruby as well as fan favorites such as Jane and the Dragon and Jacob 2/2. In addition to the series, the package also includes several animated specials and movies based on the popular characters.
“We’re excited to be partnering with Kixi as they grow their SVOD platform and welcome over 300 episodes from Nelvana’s vast catalogue of premium children’s content featuring characters that have been loved for generations!” said Mellany Masterson Welsh, Head of Nelvana Enterprises.
Nelvana is an international producer and distributor of children’s animated and live-action content. The company is known for releasing content for globally renowned brands that focus on comedies, preschool and action series, as well as ancillary consumer products programs.
Nelvana’s content airs on Corus Entertainment’s kids channels in Canada and in over 180 countries around the world.
“We are extremely proud to welcome Nelvana as our newest content partner,” said Sascha Stradtmann, Head of Acquisitions and Programming at Kixi.
“I loved to watch cartoons by Nelvana when I was a kid and also liked working with Nelvana’s shows during my times at Nickelodeon and KIKA. Nelvana stands for top-of-the-line quality children’s content,” Stradtmann continued.
“No wonder their shows are loved by generations of kids around the world and showered with awards. At Kixi, we focus on presenting the best, educationally valuable children’s content to our customers and hence Nelvana is a perfect fit.”
Kixi is a rapidly expanding video-on-demand service for children and families. Located in Germany, the company specializes in educational movies and TV series for kids. Kixi Entertainment is part of the Trias Media Group.
The newly added Nelvana movies and series are currently available on all of Kixi’s platforms, including the Amazon Prime Video Channel ‘Kixi Select’ as well as the Kixi Apps on Deutsche Telekom’s MagentaTV and NetRange MMH GmbH powered SmartTVs.