Arthur, having been rated one of the top children’s shows
in the US for the last seven years, continues to have sales success
internationally as well. Numerous top broadcasters around the world
have aired Arthur since its premiere in 1996. Having licensed
the first eight seasons totaling 105 episodes, the same broadcasters
have already committed to buying Season 9 which includes ten new
episodes. The broadcasters are: ABC (Australia), BBC (U.K.), CBC
(Canada), TV Ontario (Canada), TVE (Spain) and RTP (Portugal).
Cinar has also had sales success with its other leading franchise,
Mona The Vampire, which was recently rated the No. 1 animated
series and one of the top ten children’s programs for 2002 in the
U.K. as cited in the Independent Television Commission (ITC) report
entitled “What Children Watch.”
A new deal has been signed with RTE, Ireland’s public broadcaster,
for 52 half-hours of Mona The Vampire. Sales have also been made
to BBC (U.K.), ZDF (Germany), Mediaset (Italy), YTV (Canada), SRC
(Canada) and TV3 (New Zealand), leading broadcasters who have all
aired the first three seasons (52 half-hours) and have now completed
new deals for the fourth season (13 half hours) of Mona The Vampire.
Cinar Corporation is involved in the development, production, post-production
and worldwide distribution of non-violent, quality program and educational
products for children and families.