Octonauts expands in Spain
Jul 29, 2016
London, Madrid and New York – 29 July 2016
Silvergate Media (“Silvergate”), the international TV production and licensing company focused on pre-school children’s entertainment based in London and New York, is delighted to announce the launch of Octonauts on Spain’s national broadcaster, RTVE.
The show launched on air this July on RTVE’s kids’ channel, Clan, and the response has already been fantastic. Octonauts was also acquired by cable channel, Disney Junior in both Spain and Portugal last summer. Silvergate’s Spanish agent, Ypsilon negotiated both broadcast deals and have also signed up Editorial Planeta for a publishing launch later this year.
Ypsilon also represent the Octonauts merchandising rights for Silvergate, which will be introduced in Spring 2017. This will include Fisher Price launching Octonauts playsets and vehicles at Spanish retailers and Montichelvo and Joumma Bags will be rolling out back to school merchandise.
Ron Allen, SVP Commercial, Silvergate said:
“We’re delighted to partner with our friends at Clan. Spain is an important market for us and we’re thrilled to have another strong broadcast platform for Octonauts. We’re already seeing a strong response to the show with audience numbers building quickly.
“We have a fantastic team of broadcast, agent, and licensing partners in place to make 2017 a big success and we look forward to announcing more key partnerships for Octonauts products.”
Now in its fourth season, Octonauts is aired in over 100 countries across the world, including on Disney Channel (USA), CBeebies (UK), ABC (Australia), TF1 (France), Super RTL (Germany) and China Central TV (CCTV).
Since 2011, the brand has emerged as a leading preschool property in the United States, UK, Europe, Australia, and Korea. A successful brand launch is underway in China, with Russia to follow this Fall.
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Notes to Editors
Silvergate Media is a creative content and licensing company driven by big ideas and big collaborations. Silvergate was formed in 2011 by Waheed Alli and William Astor, with offices in New York and London. In April 2016 Silvergate partnered with Shamrock Capital, an LA based private equity firm, who now hold a stake in the Company.
Silvergate develops and produces world-class content built to inspire, entertain and engage audiences of all ages through innovative storytelling, great products and strong partnerships.
Silvergate has a number of assets based on characters and brands developed for pre-school children and their development slate continues to grow. Among their portfolio of projects in production are Peter Rabbit (currently in its second season), Octonauts (currently in its fourth season), a new preschool series, Sunny Day (first season to be aired in 2017) and a new children’s series, Hilda (available exclusively on Netflix worldwide from the beginning of 2018).
Silvergate are currently in pre-production on other brand new programmes for partners including Disney and their development slate continues to grow.
The Octonauts are a team of adventurers who explore the world’s oceans, rescue aquatic creatures and protect their habitats – from the rainforests of the Amazon to the deepest depths of the Midnight Zone. Captain Barnacles Bear, ex-pirate Kwazii Cat, medic Peso Penguin and the rest of the crew fearlessly dive into action, deploying a fleet of aquatic vehicles, including their Octopus-shaped home-base, the Octopod.