Cyber Group Studios‘ new animated series, Sadie Sparks, and its preschool series, Gigantosaurus, will hit broadcast channels in the UK for the first time thanks to a new deal with Sony Pictures Television. Both series will air on the free-to-air POP channel and its preschool companion, Tiny POP. Both shows will debut in the UK next spring.
“We see this collaboration with Sony Pictures Television as a pivotal step in our journey, which will enable us to grow the reach and audiences of both properties,” says Raphaelle Mathieu, senior vice president of sales, acquisitions, and new media at Cyber Group Studios. “We are confident that securing free-to-air broadcast on the UK’s top-performing children’s channels — POP and Tiny POP — will help elevate Sadie Sparks and Gigantosaurus to great heights in such a key market.”
Sadie Sparks premiered on Disney Channel in the UK this summer, and follows the tale of “a teenage girl who discovers she has extraordinary powers. Unfortunately, such powers can only be harnessed in partnership with an ancient and extremely grumpy magical rabbit called Gilbert, who just wants to retire.”
Gigantosaurus is already a growing hit globally, with airings on Disney Channels around the world. In addition to its debut on Tiny POP next year, the show is also confirmed to broadcast on free-to-air channels in other territories, such as France TV, Germany’s Super RTL, Italy’s Rai Yoyo, and on Netflix nearly worldwide.