ORF takes ‘Staines,’ ‘F.T.P.D.’

Austrian broadcaster signs five-year pact

BERLIN — Austrian pubcaster ORF has inked a five-year deal for exclusive free TV rights to EM.Entertainment’s animated series “Staines Down Drains” and “F.T.P.D. — Fairytale Police Department.”

Co-produced by EM.Entertainment’s Australian subsidiary Flying Bark Prods. and New Zealand’s Flux Animation, “Staines Down Drains” follows the adventures of a brother and sister who discover an underground drain world populated by mutated drain creatures. Series is aimed at tykes aged six to 11.

In “F.T.P.D.,” local detectives help solve crimes involving famous fairytale characters, such as the kidnapping of Pinocchio, shoddy construction on the three pigs’ houses and the disappearance of the Frog Prince.

The series was co-produced by EM.TV (now known as EM.Sport Media), Australian subsidiary Yoram Gross-EM.TV (now known as Flying Bark) and Germany’s Victory Media Group.

EM.Entertainment, a division of EM.Sport Media, is currently on the block. EM.Sport is focusing on sports rights and production and divesting itself of the family entertainment unit.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More TV News from Variety