Silvergate Media secures US DVD partner for Octonauts

Jun 18, 2013

NCircle comes on board the hit brand

New York, 18 June 2013. Independent entertainment company Silvergate Media has signed US children’s home entertainment distributor NCircle Entertainment as DVD and download-to-own partner for its hit property Octonauts.

NCircle has secured the US home entertainment rights to seasons 1 and 2 as well as 4 specials of Octonauts and will launch the DVDs in autumn/winter 2013, following huge demand from fans of the show in North America.

Based on the richly imaginative books by award-winning design team, Meomi, Octonauts combines elements of classic team action-adventure with dazzling CGI animation to transport preschoolers into a world they can’t ordinarily visit…the ocean. The show will arouse the curiosity and feed the imaginations of preschoolers, answering questions in a journey of discovery through the world’s oceans.

The animated series Octonauts is proving to be an international hit, sold in over 100 territories and airing to huge audiences on CBeebies in the UK, Disney in the US, ABC Australia and SuperRTL in Germany, among others.

Mary Durkan, CEO at Silvergate Media says: “NCircle has a preeminent position as a home entertainment distributor in the US and we are delighted that this deal will allow Octonauts to reach an increased audience of existing and new fans of the show.”

“We’re thrilled to be teaming with Silvergate for the U.S. DVD premiere of Octonauts,” said Debbie Ries, senior vice president and general manager of NCircle Entertainment. “NCircle’s mission is to provide ‘Entertainment That Educates’ and Octonauts fulfils that beautifully, with its emphasis on teamwork, working towards a goal, and discovery, as well as its amazing CGI depictions of undersea life.”

Silvergate Media holds all audio visual and worldwide licensing and merchandising rights to Octonauts.

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Notes to Editors:

About Silvergate Media:
Silvergate Media is a highly creative TV Production and licensing company driven by big ideas and big collaborations. Formed in 2011, and with offices in New York and London, Silvergate develops world-class brands which inspire, entertain, educate and engage through innovative content, great products and strong partnerships. Among these brands are Peter Rabbit and Octonauts, two highly successful international properties for children.

The Octonauts:
The Octonauts are a dynamic eight-member team of quirky and courageous adventure heroes who dive into action whenever there is trouble under the sea. Equipped with a fleet of aquatic vehicles, they rescue amazing sea creatures, explore incredible new underwater worlds, and often save the day before returning safely to their home base, the octopod. Based on the original books by Meomi, Octonauts is animated by Brown Bag Films and continues to go from strength to strength as a unique and exciting global pre-school brand.

About NCircle Entertainment/Alliance Entertainment, LLC:
Established in 2006, NCircle Entertainment currently distributes over 300 DVD titles from 20 popular animated and live-action children’s programs, primarily geared to a preschool audience, that combine high-quality production, entertainment and education values. As part of its commitment to making a positive difference in all children’s lives, NCircle is a proud member of K.I.D.S. (www.kidsdonations.org/), whose efforts to date have reached over 65 million kids globally with new products valued at over one billion dollars.