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Mondo TV announces multi-show deal with Mauritian public broadcaster

7 Dec - 2018

Heidi, Sissi and Robot Trains to broadcast on national public broadcaster MBC from 2019.

Mondo TV, one of the largest European producers and distributors of animated content, has announced the sale to national public broadcaster Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) of three of its most successful shows: Heidi Bienvenida a Casa, Sissi the Young Empress and Robot Trains. All agreements are effective for a three-year period.

Produced by Mondo TV Iberoamerica, along with Alianzas Producciones, Heidi Bienvenida a Casa (60 x 45’), is a comedy-drama for teens following the adventures of a happy, carefree girl who leaves her beloved mountain home to live in the big city.

Already enjoying a strong audience response in territories as diverse as Latin America, Italy, Russia and Israel, Heidi Bienvenida a Casa – Mondo TV’s first ever live-action show – launches on MBC Mauritius in English in January 2019.

Sissi the Young Empress, the animated adventures of the free-spirited princess who resists etiquette and the duties of the court to follow her heart, is a big success with its target audience of young girls, and an established ratings hit in over 40 countries. Seasons one and two (52 x 26’) of Sissi the Young Empress will broadcast in both English and French on MBC from January 2019.

Robot Trains is an exciting animated series for children aged between four and seven years set in Train World, where all the citizens are trains – but some can transform into robots! The first series of Robot Trains already broadcasts on a number of leading free-to-air channels, including Cartoonito in Italy, Gulli in France, Canal Panda in Portugal, Carousel in Russia, Cartoonito UK and Dkids in the Middle East. Season one (32 x 11’) and season two (52 x 11’) will broadcast on MBC in French from April 2019.

Season one of Robot Trains is produced by one of South Korea’s largest content and marketing companies, CJ E&M, and distributed and licensed by Mondo TV in a number of territories. Mondo is not only distributing and licensing the second season of Robot Trains in many territories has also partnered with CJ E&M to co-produce the new series.

Matteo Corradi, Mondo TV CEO, says: “Diversity and quality are key to our output, and these three very different and very successful shows are perfect examples of the breadth of our portfolio. We are delighted to be bringing these three hit shows to Mauritius, where we are sure they will be appeal to a wide range of viewers across the country.

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