9 Story Entertainment has recently announced that their award-winning animated preschool series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood (80 x 11 HD) has been acquired by Nick Jr. Italy. The deal was brokered by Italian distributor Funwood Media, with the series slated to air in March 2014.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood originally launched in 2012 via PBS KIDS in the U.S. and CBC in Canada. It has also been licensed to Disney (Russia, SE Asia, Latin America), SRC (French Canada), ABC (Australia), Canal+ (France, Africa), France 5 (France), Super RTL (Germany), Hop TV (Israel), YLE (Finland), NRK (Norway), Zee Learn (Indian Subcontinent), E Junior (Middle East), True Visions (Thailand), Digiturk (Turkey), TVNZ (New Zealand), IRIB (Iran), SVT (Sweden) and Luk International for Spain and Portugal. DVD sales have also been made to ABC Commercial (Australia) and Universal Music (Germany) through Super RTL.
The series offers engaging storylines modeling the core skills that form the foundation of early childhood development and school readiness, through the main protagonist Daniel, who is a shy but brave 4-year-old tiger who lives in the beloved Neighbourhood of Make Believe.