LONDON: 1st October 2015 - Entertainment One Family (eOne) has finalised an agreement with Nick Jr. to bring its BAFTA and International Emmy Kids Award-winning series, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, stateside when the show launches on the 24-hour network dedicated to pre-schoolers and moms on 5th October 2015.
 
Nick Jr. has acquired both seasons of Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom and the deal will mark the U.S. broadcast debut for the animated TV series, which is also home to eOne’s Peppa Pig. Following its 2014 award win at the International Emmy Kids Awards, several American licensees have already expressed interest in licensing Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom and eOne’s New York office will manage consumer products for the U.S. market.
 
Olivier Dumont, Managing Director of Entertainment One Family said, “Nick Jr. is the perfect launch pad to introduce Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom to American audiences. We’re thrilled that the series is winning the hearts of children in so many international territories and the exposure that Nick Jr. will give the show in the U.S. will create opportunities to further expand this pre-school franchise around the world.”
 
Created by Astley Baker Davies, the acclaimed British animation studio behind Peppa Pig, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom follows the adventures of Holly, a young fairy princess whose magic doesn’t always go to plan, and her best friend Ben Elf, who doesn’t have wings and doesn’t do magic but is very good at making things. They live in the Little Kingdom - a tiny land where flowers and grass rise above the tallest towers. 104 11-minute episodes have been made to date and the show now airs in over 130 countries worldwide
 
With over 65 licensees globally, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom is gaining momentum in a number of international territories. Successful consumer products programmes are established in the UK and Spain. There are also early signs of commercial success in Australia and Italy where retail exclusive merchandise launches generated strong sales last year and mass market rollouts are scheduled for those countries this year. 
 
eOne is now readying the launch of merchandise in countries where exceptional audience viewing figures demonstrate consumer demand and licensed products are set to rollout in Greece, Poland, Germany and Benelux in the next 12 months.
 
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Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content.  The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea.  Through established Film and Television divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 40,000 film and television titles, 4,500 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks