Discovery Kids LatAm licenses Hi-5
| 11 October 2014
Discovery Kids Latin America has acquired the format for the Hi-5 children’s television series.
In the two-part deal, Discovery Kids Latin America plans to offer new seasons of the Australian version, while developing a localised Spanish and Portuguese version with regional cast members from Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Argentina.
“Hi-5 is a remarkable brand and a perfect fit for Discovery Kids Latin America,” said Carolina Lightcap, head of content for Discovery Latin America/US Hispanic. “With its enormous success worldwide, we are confident that our young viewers will be empowered, stimulated, entertained and continue to be captivated with Hi-5.”
She added, “We’re delighted to be taking the show one step further by producing a local version especially for our markets.”
Additionally, the network acquired the exclusive pay-TV and digital rights to the brand new Hi-5 Series 14 and 15, which will begin to air in November of this year.
"Hi-5 has universal themes such as exploration, friendship, creativity and learning. These qualities make the show accessible to almost any culture,” said Jared Lim, chairman of Hi-5 World. “Through localisation, many more opportunities for growth and expansion in the Latin American region will arise, which we are really excited about." inShare0