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The Jim Henson Company Awards UK License for Cult Classic Series Farscape to BSKYB

In time for the celebration of its 15th Anniversary, the cult sci-fi series Farscape has just been licensed by the U.K.’s BSKYB for broadcast on PICK, with the entire series set to debut on Monday, April 21st, 2014 at 6:55 PM.

The original Farscape series, which consists of 88 x 60 minute episodes, is known for fusing live-action, state of the art puppetry, prosthetics, and CGI that was state of the art at the time. The series was hailed by TV Guide as one of the 25 Best Cult TV Shows, garnering two prestigious Saturn Awards and being nominated for a Primetime Emmy.

Dinosaur Train Gets New International Deals

The Jim Henson Company’s multi-award winning animated children’s series Dinosaur Train continues to build momentum across Europe, while riding high on several new international deals related to consumer products, TV, Home Entertainment, and Digital licensing. The Announcement was made today by EVP of Global Distribution for The Jim Henson Company, Richard goldsmith:

“Europe continues to be a brisk and enthusiastic market for the DINOSAUR TRAIN brand, as more broadcasters, content distributors and consumer licensing partners get on board the DINOSAUR TRAIN,” remarked Goldsmith. “By leveraging our young audience’s innate attraction to all things dinosaur and any vehicle that travels down a track, Buddy and his friends make exploring the natural world fun and exciting. And when you can engage the kids, you earn the attention, interest and support of parents, broadcasters and licensing partners.”

The Jim Henson Company’s Dinosaur Train Series to Air on Disney Channel Germany

The Jim Henson Company's Dinosaur Train Series to Air on Disney Channel Germany

Germany’s pay-TV Disney Channel will be transitioning into a free to air channel on January 1, 2014, with the 24-hour family channel taking over the transmission slots that are currently occupied by entertainment Das Vierte, which Disney has acquired last autumn 2012.

The Disney Channel’s all-new programming schedule will also include the Emmy-nominated live-action/animated series from The Jim Henson Company, Dinosaur Train, where kids aged three to six are taught how to apply scientific thinking as they discover all new types of dinosaur species, and compare and contrast dinosaurs to today’s creatures and embrace the living sciences of paleontology and natural science.

Nickelodeon Australia Licenses Henson’s Doozers

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The Jim Henson Company has recently announced that their new animated children’s series, Doozers, has just been licensed by Nickelodeon Australia, with the broadcaster planning to air the series via their preschool channel Nick Jr.

The show already premiered in Australia last October 7, with new episodes airing weekdays at 9 am on Nick Jr via Australia’s subscription television service, Foxtel. Doozers is also scheduled to debut in various territories across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa via Turner’s preschool channel Cartoonito. Doozers is also making its way to Discovery Kids Latin America and Cartoon Network Asia.

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