In order to bolster the North American audience exposure for their animated kids’ series Ben and Izzy, RGH Entertainment has recently struck up a partnership deal with Canadian multiplatform streaming company Ameba.
Currently enjoying a successful run on Cartoon Network Arabia, Ben and Izzy is a CG-animated action-adventure comedy that focuses on the adventures of two curious 11 year old boys: the American Ben, and the Jordanian Izzy. The two boys journey alongside their archeologist grandfathers to ancient times and landmarks throughout Africa and the Middle East.
All 13 episodes of Ben and Izzy will be available to Ameba subscribers in English, with the English-language version featuring the voices of mark Hamill and Lucy Liu. Ameba will also be exhibiting and meeting with rights holders and distributors at the MIPCOM in Cannes this year, at the stand 02.10 from Oct. 8 to 11.
“We’re thrilled to bring Ben and Izzy to Ameba’s growing network of more than 5 million Internet-connected consumer electronic devices throughout the U.S. and Canada,” says Ameba CEO and founder Tony Havelka. “Our exciting, new content partnership with RGH is proof that rights holders can indeed maximize their audiences and revenues overseas with broadcasters, and yet still benefit from digitally distributing their content at the same time in North America on Ameba.”