Tuesday, February 19

The Magic Hockey Skates glides US with Sprout

The Magic Hockey SkatesSprout bags the broadcast rights for The Magic Hockey Skates for its holiday slates…

Sprout, NBC Universal’s 24-hour US preschool network, takes over the US broadcast rights of The Magic Hockey Skates, Amberwood Entertainment’s TV special.

The network has bought the US broadcast rights for the half-hour animated special from Entertainment One (eOne) which is produced by Ottawa, a Canada-based Amberwood Entertainment, for its holiday slate.

eOne previously sold international broadcast rights of the animated series to Disney Channel in Latin America and Brazil; SRC in Canada; France Télévisions, KiKa in Germany; MBC in Middle East; SVT in Sweden and DR in Denmark.

Based on Allan Morgan’s book, the Magic Hockey Skates features a young boy whose self-confidence is built with the help of his skates.