Ink Media has signed a deal that will see season 3 of Masha and the Bear, the hit 3D family animation from Animaccord across Germany on KIKA.
The brand-new season will debut on KIKA – a national, free-to-air children’s channel on June 18 at a kids prime-time slot of 6PM and then screen daily at that time, with two episodes back-on-back.
“Season 3 of Masha and the Bear is spreading across the world and adding to the huge presence of this phenomenally successful franchise. I’m sure KIKA will do a great job of promoting the show and millions of kids – and adults – across Germany will be very excited come June 18th,” said INK Group Managing Partner, Claus Tomming.
The infectiously funny tales of a little girl and her reluctant bear friend are now broadcast in almost every country in the world – via both pay and free-to-air channels. The show has also spawned two hit spin-offs – Masha’s Tales and Masha’s Spooky Stories and is a huge YouTube hit. In addition, Masha and the Bear has enjoyed a successful theatrical release across key European markets.
“Masha and the bear is a major hit on KIKA, not only for the kids target group but for an all family audience as well. We are happy to mow be able showing season 3 of this famous animation series”, said Sebastian Debertin, Head of Acquisitions & Co-Productions at KIKA.
KIKA is the latest major channel to snap up the third season of Mash and the Bear. These include HBO Europe (all Central Europe and Spain), Minimax, Czeszka TV, TVP Poland, NBCUNI France, Telequebec, France TV, Canal Plus France, KIKA, De Agostini Kid, RTS Switzerland, and Tiny Pop and Cartoonito in the UK.