9 Story Media Group has acquired children’s media company Out of the Blue Enterprises.
New York City-based Out of the Blue will become a wholly owned subsidiary of 9 Story Media Group with Managing Director Samantha Freeman leading the company and co-founder Angela Santomero continuing to serve as creator and executive producer.
Founded in 2005 by Blue’s co-creator Santomero and former Nickelodeon executive Samantha, Out of the Blue is best known for the Emmy-nominated literacy series Super WHY, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and the interactive art adventure programme Creative Galaxy made for Amazon Studios.
Out of the Blue also owns the legacy toy brand Colorforms that was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Greatest Toys of All Time. The company is in the production stage of a new animated series based on the classic brand.
Vince Commisso, president and ceo of 9 Story Media Group, said: “Out of the Blue has a proven track record in developing unique and beloved brands for a preschool audience.
“Joining forces broadens our development capabilities, increases our consumer products reach and extends our presence in the US.
“We look forward to working with the entire Out of the Blue team and are absolutely thrilled to welcome them into the 9 Story Media Group family.”