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NBCUniversal inks Sky Kids deal for DreamWorks TV content

Deal includes access to new spin off series from franchises such as How to Train Your Dragon, Trolls and Madagascar.

Sky and NBCUniversal have secured a long-term partnership to bring a range of family favourites from DreamWorks Animation to Sky and NOW TV customers.

The deal includes access to new spin off series from hit film franchises such as How to Train Your Dragon, Trolls and Madagascar.

Sky and NOW TV customers in the UK and Ireland will enjoy exclusive access to the premieres of Madagascar: A Little Wild, TrollsTopia and Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes of the Sky.

Customers can also look forward to the return of a number of hilarious and bold characters in All Hail King Julien, Home Adventures with Tip & Oh and Dawn of the Croods.

The new stories featuring iconic characters from DreamWorks will be available weekends on Sky One at no extra cost, on demand via the Sky Kids Pack and through the Sky Kids App, plus on NOW TV Kids Pass from late October.

“Our new partnership with NBCUniversal brings an impressive range of family favourites from DreamWorks Animation to Sky and NOW TV customers,” said Stephen van Rooyen, evp and ceo UK and Europe at Sky. “Adding DreamWorks’ loveable stories of dreams, journeys and heroes alongside our originals and our partner content means customers can access the content they love, all in one place – easy.”

Belinda Menendez, president and cro, global distribution and international, NBCUniversal, added: “We are delighted to expand upon our long-standing relationship with Sky and NOW TV through this new deal that brings a vibrant, compelling slate of animated TV series to bolster the Sky Kids platforms.

“DreamWorks Animation has an outstanding pedigree in the realm of kids content and we look forward to partnering with Sky to bring these beloved characters and stories to homes across the UK and Ireland for families to enjoy.”

Sky already has over 5,000 episodes of on demand content from partners Viacom and Turner, plus a host of Sky Kids Originals such as Moominvalley and Morph.

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