July 21, 2015

Coolabi Group signs Signature Entertainment for Clangers and digital distribution

Independent international media group and rights owner, Coolabi Group today announces a new deal with the UK’s fastest growing independent home entertainment distributor, Signature Entertainment, for the DVD and digital release of the much-loved new series of the Clangers.

Following the show’s hugely successful launch on the UK’s CBeebies, Signature Entertainment will distribute the Clangers series on DVD to supermarkets, online DVD stores and the growing non-traditional DVD retailers, to be available in Autumn 2015.

In addition, the digital side of the deal sees the Clangers series available now on DTO via high profile outlets including iTunes, Amazon, xBox, Google and Blinkbox.

Marc Goldberg, MD of from Signature Entertainment said, “It is with tremendous pride that we announce our partnership with Coolabi for the digital and DVD release of The Clangers. This cherished brand garnered an extraordinary level of anticipation ahead of broadcast, so it is with great excitement that we can bring it to market for digital and DVD consumers this year.”

Valerie Fry, Director of Licensing at Coolabi comments “Clangers has been incredibly well received with huge buzz around the successful launch, meaning the DVD and Digital distribution deal for the show is vital. We are extremely impressed with Signature Entertainment’s experience and success in the sector, and are delighted to announce them as our partner.”

Signature Entertainment joins a rapidly expanding portfolio of licensees for the Clangers including Character Options (master toy), Penguin (books), Dreamtex Ltd (homewares), Fashion UK (apparel), Jo Y Jo Design buy soma using paypal (knitted products), Immediate Media (magazines), C&M Licensing (apparel), MV Sports (wheeled toys), Gemma International (greeting cards & gifts), Redan (magazines), StoryToys (digital gaming), Trade Mark Collections (children’s bags), Rainbow Productions (costume characters).

For more information please contact:  Katy Sykes, Sundae Communications

katy@todayissundae.co.uk     0161 711 0517 / 07947 512 825

Coolabi Groupis a leading independent international media group and rights owner specialising in the creation, development and brand management of children’s and family intellectual property rights.

The group has particular expertise in books, television and digital.

Coolabi owns the rights in over 20 TV series and some 360 half- hours of programming; it has shows airing in more than 140 territories on channels including: ABC, Cartoon Network, CBeebies, CBBC, Clan / TVE, Disney, F5, ITV, Kika, Nickelodeon and Sprout.

Brands owned and represented by Coolabi include the much-anticipated remake of Clangers, currently airing on CBeebies, and Scream Street, currently in production for broadcast on CBBC. Other properties include Beast Quest, Poppy CatPurple Ronnie and the Smallfilms’ properties Bagpuss and Ivor the Engine.

The group also creates original series fiction for publishers and has created some 100 published series, consisting of over 1,000 books, sold in more than 40 languages. Four of these series, Warriors, Beast Quest, Animal Ark and Rainbow Magic have sold over ten million copies each and Coolabi is currently working on brand extensions for some of these properties the latest example being the hit new Beast Quest mobile game, co-produced with Miniclip.