Saturday, November 18

Masha and the Bear joins Universal Kids channel

Universal

Season three of Animaccord Animation Studio’s pre-school show Masha and the Bear has joined the new Universal Kids channel lineup with episodes started to air earlier this week on the NBCUniversal-owned channel.

Masha

The first two seasons of the show recently premiered on Canadian pre-school network Treehouse, followed by Turner Broadcasting System scooping up rights for season three for Cartoon Network LatAm.

Ink Group, the show’s distributor, also brought season three to Italy’s national public broadcaste, RAI and De Agostini.

It also airs on France’s Canal Plus and France TV, Poland’s Puls TV, Spain’s Clan TV, India’s Viacom18 Media and New Zealand’s national broadcaster TVNZ for its Kidzone block.

Masha and the Bear has been created by Oleg Kuzovkov and produced by Moscow-based Animaccord. It airs in more than 100 countries and is available through on-demand streaming on YouTube and Infinity.