February 8, 2023

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The Game Catchers: Studio Bozzetto’s animated series comes to BBC screens | TV

Animated series Game Catchers – Game Catcherswho did Studio Poseto and Sphere AnimationComing to UK screens from the BBC.

The space-themed preschool TV series, confirmed for a second season in association with RAI Kids and ICI Radio-Canada Télé, was recently acquired by Ceska Televize, the Czech Republic’s public service, RTÉ, Irish State TV and CBeebies. A children’s television channel owned by the BBC.
Ceska Televize acquired free-to-air rights, RTÉ acquired free-to-air and non-linear rights
Cbeebies all linear and iPlayer streaming rights. Game Catchers will be dubbed with a British cast ahead of its release this spring.

Pietro Pinetti, series producer and CEO of Studio Posetto, said:

These recent distribution agreements are very important for us and our licensing partners. These confirmations for broadcast on international public networks come just as the second season is in production, a great sign of completing the global licensing strategy and securing new partners in anticipation of the planned launch of the second season in September 2024. ‘I am delighted that Italian creativity has been rewarded by a top TV channel like the BBC.

The first season of The Game Catchers – Gli Acchiappagiochi has already aired on Rai YoYo and ICI Radio-Canada Tele (commissioning broadcasters), The Knowledge Network and Toon-a-Vision in Canada, YLE, Finland, Canal Panda. In Spain and Portugal (KidsMe-DeAgostini), it was acquired by MediaCorp in Singapore, PCCW in Hong Kong and Chinese distributor Wing Sight.

A second season of 52 new episodes is currently in production.

Source: Press release