VIVENDI ENTERTAINMENT AND COOKIE JAR ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE POPULAR CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD ON iTUNES
Titles Include “Horseland,” “CAKE,” “Trollz,” “Inspector Gadget,” “The Littles” and “Madeline”
LOS ANGELES, CA, October 1, 2008 – Through its partnership with Vivendi Entertainment, numerous Cookie Jar Entertainment (formerly DIC Entertainment) series are now available for purchase and download on the iTunes Store (www.itunes.com), including the recently released and beloved “Horseland” Year 1 and Year 2. “Horseland” joins other Cookie Jar favorites currently offered for $1.99 per episode, including popular children’s animation and live-action programs “CAKE”, “Trollz”, “Inspector Gadget,” “The Littles,” and “Madeline.””
“It is important for us to make our shows accessible to fans through various media formats,” said Frederic Soulie, Cookie Jar Entertainment Vice President, Interactive & New Media. “”Through this partnership with Vivendi we are able to reach a broad audience by making these series available on iTunes, the world’s most popular online music, TV and movie store.”
“We’re really excited to bring both the classics and contemporary Cookie Jar titles to iTunes,” commented Yolanda Macias, SVP, Vivendi Entertainment. “Through the iTunes Store, these titles are available to download for easy-viewing on a computer, iPod or iPhone.”” About Cookie Jar Entertainment:The Cookie Jar Group is a Canadian-based global children’s entertainment and education company dedicated to excellence. Through Cookie Jar Entertainment, the company is a leader in the creation, production, marketing and licensing of evergreen character brands that appeal to kids and families worldwide. Cookie Jar Entertainment’s library of nearly 6,000 half-hour episodes features some of the world’s most recognizable brands, including “Strawberry Shortcake”, “Care Bears”, “Caillou”, “Inspector Gadget”, “The Doodlebops”, “Arthur” and “Johnny Test”. The company owns non-character based brands for licensing such as Mommy & Me. Through its pan-European subsidiary, the full-service licensing agency Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, Cookie Jar represents numerous third-party iconic brands. Cookie Jar Group also has a one-third interest in international children’s television channel Kidsco. Cookie Jar Education, based in Greensboro, North Carolina, is one of North America’s largest providers of supplemental education materials, reaching nearly 2,000 teachers across the United States, through the Carson-Dellosa and HighReach Learning brands.
About Vivendi Entertainment:
Vivendi Entertainment provides producers and independent studios a full array of distribution services, including theatrical releasing, home entertainment, digital delivery and television. Representing a vast range of genres including action, comedy, thriller, urban, family and stand-up comedies among others, Vivendi has been a favorite choice of independent content providers. Vivendi has built an extensive catalog of over 1,000 titles and its customer-centric business model was founded on the principles of collaboration and financial transparency.