German media companies Studio 100 Media and m4e partners with leading MENA pay-tv provider MBC to show CGI pre-school series Wissper in the Middle East and Northern Africa territories.
Aimed at pre-school children, Wissper follows the adventures of a little girl by the same name who has a very special talent – she can communicate with animals, which allows her to understand their problems and help solve them. Wissper, the animal whisperer, is a beloved character for young viewers all around the world.
The programme was produced by m4e and London-based animation studio Cuckoo, in co-production with Telegael (Ireland), Discreet Art Productions (India), and the German Bastei Media, a subsidiary of publisher Bastei Lübbe A. The series will broadcast on MBC3 starting in July 2018, and season 2, with another batch of 52 7-minute long episodes, is currently in production and will be available this autumn.
The Dubai-based media group holds the basic cable and satellite free-TV-rights as well as non-exclusive worldwide basic cable and satellite free-TV-rights, limited to Arabic dubbed language only. Included as part of the deal are SVOD and AVOD rights on MBC’s platforms. At the same time MBC will act as the exclusive licensing agent for Wissper in the Middle East and North Africa region.