BERLIN — Germany’s Disney Channel is boosting its local content through deals with Teutonic producer-distribs Constantin Film and TV-Loonland.
A multiyear agreement between Walt Disney Television Intl. Germany and Constantin will give the Mouse outlet, which is carried on digital paybox Premiere, first-run pay TV rights in Germany to up to eight of Constantin’s tyke titles.
Package includes local box-office hits “My Magical Friend Sams” and “Bibi Blocksberg and the Secret of the Blue Owls” as well as upcoming pics.
The agreement expands on a deal that gave Disney first dibs on the first “Bibi Blocksberg” as well as “The Flying Classroom,” both from 2002.
Disney Channel also has acquired TV-Loonland’s toon series “Connie the Cow,” produced by Spain’s Neptuno Films. Series has sold to most major European territories.