For Immediate Release:
Milan & Menlo Park, CA – February 08, 2021 – Atlantyca Entertainment today announced a partnership with Future Today, the only full-stack streaming solution that packages branded channels and delivers audiences to watch them, to distribute the first season (52 episodes) of its popular Bat Pat animated series on HappyKids, Future Today’s flagship kids and family- channel, bringing the scary-comic adventures of the lovable Bat to young audiences throughout the US, UK and Canada.
Available starting February 8th, the first season of Bat Pat follows the spooky and comical animated adventures of Bat Pat and his friends Martin, Leo and Rebecca Silver as they unravel mysteries and cross paths with supernatural creatures of the night that lurk, haunt, shriek and dig themselves up in every dark corner of their home of Fogville – a small town that seems to be the center of all things weird in the world, a veritable magnet to ghosts, mummies, witches, creatures, werewolves and things that go bump in the night, but just because they need help!
“Kids and families have loved “Bat Pat” globally and through this new partnership with HappyKids, we are truly eager to be able to reach a whole new group of young children who can experience the wonderful friendship and adventures that take place in this fun series,” said Alessandra Dematteis, Distribution Manager in Atlantyca. “HappyKids offers the perfect age group and is dedicated to providing entertaining safe content for children and their families, which we are so excited to be part of their programing line-up.”
“Bat Pat is a captivating animated series for young children. Our new partnership will allow our audience to be entertained by this wonderful series” said David Di Lorenzo, SVP, Kids & Family at Future Today. “We are happy to be working with Atlantyca Entertainment to provide broader access to their extensive library of quality and engaging children’s content.”
The first season of the series, produced by Atlantyca with the participation of Rai and RTVE, has been sold to more than 100 countries including Italy, Spain, US, UK, Benelux, Sweden, Lithuania, Singapore, Sri Lanka, India, the Middle East, where it has achieved great success. In 2019, the second season of the series debuted in Italy and Spain, with 52 brand new episodes even scarier and more fun. The second season is a Mondo TV Producciones Canarias, Bat Pat AIE co-production with the participation of Rai Ragazzi and Clan TVE.
Future Today and the HappyKids network of channels have quickly become one of the largest publishers of family-friendly content on streaming platforms, with a portfolio of over 150 apps for channels dedicated to the genre, and provides 24/7 access to many of today’s most popular TV series and movies free of charge to viewers across the world.
The HappyKids channel is entirely free and COPPA compliant, and is available across numerous streaming platforms and devices, including Roku, Apple TV, AndroidTV, Amazon Fire TV, Comcast Xfinity, Cox Contour, iOS, Android, and most recently, as a linear channel on Vizio Smart TVs.
About Atlantyca Entertainment:
Atlantyca Entertainment is an award-winning, leading trans-media entertainment company maintaining Production & Distribution, Licensing, Publishing, Foreign Rights Sales and Atlantyca Live divisions. The company is highly recognized for managing the IP rights for its Geronimo Stilton, Bat Pat and Berry Bees brands and all of its franchises.
Atlantyca is the well-known producer of a string of the globally successful animated children’s productions: Geronimo Stilton, Bat Pat and Berry Bees. The company has produced three fully completed seasons (78×23’) of the globally popular “Geronimo Stilton” the successful animated property featuring the adventures of the most famous mouse journalist; “Bat Pat” is the spooky animated adventure-comedy (104×12’), most recently delivering 52 all new, funnier, creepier and more entertaining episodes – the second season is a coproduction with Mondo TV Producciones Canarias with the participation of Rai Ragazzi (Italy) and RTVE (Spain) as broadcasting partner; and most recently released the first completed season of “Berry Bees” (52×12’), an animated buzz-kicking spy-action series, a coproduction with Australia’s SLR Productions, Ireland’s Telegael and India’s Studio Cosmo Maya with the participation of the broadcasters Rai Ragazzi (Italy) and Nine Network (Australia).
The Distribution arm represents a growing library of children’s entertainment properties, including titles from Junior Catalogue of ZDF Enterprises for Italy, such as “School of Roars,” “H20,” “Dance Academy” and the brand new “The Muscleteers.”
The Licensing division manages all of the international consumer brand extension and marketing & promotion initiatives for “Geronimo Stilton”, “Bat Pat” and “Berry Bees” and any of their character spin-offs. In addition, Atlantyca is the appointed Italian Licensing Agent for the Junior Catalogue of ZDF Enterprises, representing such titles as the popular “School of Roars” and the evergreen “Hello Maestro”.
HappyKids is a FREE and SAFE app designed to educate and entertain millions of kids across multiple platforms every day. Parents trust HappyKids to provide kid-safe content for every age group with music, rhymes, stories, movies, popular shows, DIY, activity guides and more. The content is segmented by age group for 0-2 yrs. (toddlers), 2-4 yrs. (preschoolers), 4-6 years, and kids 6+. There are also separate sections for Kids movies & TV shows, gaming videos, and a featured section which offers the best of everything. HappyKids is available on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, xFinity, Vizio and most major connected TV and mobile devices.
About Future Today:
Future Today is a leader in the ad-supported streaming media universe with its flagship channels – Filmrise, Fawesome and HappyKids – ranking in the top free channels across nearly every OTT consumer platform. The company’s cloud-based technology platform manages OTT services for more than 350 content owners, producers, distributors and major media companies helping them launch and monetize complex Connected TV channels across devices in a matter of days. Learn more about Future Today here.
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