After getting a 50-episode order from UK pubcaster CBeebies for its new series Moon and Me, Bento Box Entertainment’s kids and family division Sutikki has now opened an office in UK.
Led by former CPLG exec Stephen Gould, Sutikki UK intends to focus on the EMEA region this summer.
Gould’s initial focus will be to grow licensing opportunities for Foundling Bird pre-school co-pro Moon and Me that will premiere on the CBeebies in early 2018.
Earlier, Gould served as MD for the UK and Eire at DHX-owned CPLG where he worked on a portfolio that included Minions, The Secret Life of Pets, Teletubbies, In the Night Garden, Twirlywoos and Care Bears.
His new role sees him team up with Sutikki founders Andrew Kerr and Irene Weibel who launched the company last October as Bento Box’s first kids division.
Sutikki, which holds non-UK broadcast distribution rights for Moon and Me.
Its primary global licensor, is actively pursuing additional licensing opportunities for the property. Hasbro has already been announced as global master toy licensee.