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Discovery Kids India acquires Studio 100’s hit series Nils Holgersson

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Fresh off from buying a majority stake in Germany’s m4e, Belgium-based Studio 100 has sold its CGI animated series Nils Holgersson to Discovery Kids India.

Discovery has picked up exclusive TV rights to the 52 x 13-minute toon for India, Bangaldesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Currently in production, the show is based on the book The Wonderful Adventures of Nils by Selma Lagerlof, the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Discovery Kids is also home to Studio 100′s most well-known production, Maya the Bee.

Martin Krieger, the head of global distribution at Studio 100 Media, said “We are delighted about this collaboration with Discovery Kids, which brings our brand-new show Nils to viewers in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.”

“Discovery Kids is also home to one of our most well-known CGI programs, Maya the Bee, and we are happy to continue our partnership with Discovery for this new title. Nils Holgersson is a well-known international brand and we are confident that the reimagined CGI series will be as successful as the 2D animation and will capture kids’ attention anew.”

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