Families in South Korea will have new seasons of Peppa Pig to enjoy.
Entertainment One (eOne) inked an expanded agreement with the free-to-air broadcaster EBS to air seasons five, six, and seven in the region. eOne also appointed EBS to serve as its licensing agent for Peppa Pig in the region.
“The response to Peppa Pig across Asia has been amazing,” says Olivier Dumont, president, family and brands, eOne. “It is a testament to the universal appeal of series that it has secured a highly sought-after slot on the EBS schedule and we’re delighted that our Korean fans will be able to see new Peppa episodes on a network they love. Our new partnership with EBS will enable us to bring Peppa to the widest possible audience in South Korea and we’re excited about its potential in the region.”
EBS first aired Peppa Pig in 2013, and also holds broadcast rights for seasons one, two, and three. The educational network debuted season five this May.
Peppa Pig is one of the major eOne properties at the center of Hasbro’s acquisition of the company, which is currently progressing through regulatory hurdles.