PGS Entertainment

PGS Entertainment is a privately owned investment family group dedicated to brand management of independent producers' children's television programming.[1]

PGS Entertainment
Private
IndustryChildren's entertainment
Founded2008
FounderPhilippe Soutter
Guillaume Soutter
Headquarters
OwnerPhilippe and Guillaume Soutter
ParentIndependent
Websitewww.pgsentertainment.com

PGS' broadcast and media partners include Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, and free-to-air broadcasters such as Super RTL, RAI, ABC, and Neox.[2][3][3][4][5][6][7]

HistoryEdit

PGS Entertainment was formed in 2008 by brothers Philippe and Guillaume Soutter. The company distributed Method Animation's reboot of Iron Man from Marvel in 2009.[8] In 2010, PGS was named as the distributor for Method Animation's The Little Prince, based on the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry novella of the same name.[9] PGS gained distribution rights to the Chaplin & Co TV series in 2011.[10]

Since January 2013, PGS has owned the global distribution and licensing rights to the series The Jungle Bunch, produced by TAT productions, which includes TV specials, series, and movies.[11][12] The series was successful at the Emmy Awards.[13][14] The company launched PGS H.K. Ltd, a Hong-Kong based company to represent its animation catalogue in Asia in August 2013.[15] In October 2013, PGS acquired the global distribution rights, excluding the U.S and France, for the ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks TV series with Bagdasarian Productions and Technicolor Animation. The show is produced and owned by Bagdasarian Productions and created by Janice Karman.[1]

In 2014, the company partnered with Zagtoon and Bandai on Miraculous Ladybug,[6] Zak Storm,[16] and Ghost Force.[17] That same year, PGS was named as the distributor for the Super 4 TV series based on Playmobil characters and produced by Method Animation and Morgen Studios.[18][19]

PGS signed a deal with the Mattel toy company to create a full line of toys for ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks in October 2016.[20]

RecognitionEdit

PGS won Best Distributor of the Year by TV France International in 2011 for The Little Prince, in 2013 for The Jungle Bunch, and in 2015 for Alvinnn!!! & the Chipmunks.[21][22][23]

ProductionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c 'Alvin and the Chipmunks': PGS Entertainment Takes Global Rights to New TV Series by Elizabeth Guider of The Hollywood Reporter on 5 October 2014
  2. ^ "Playmobil Series 'Super 4' Headed to Cartoon Network". Animation World Network. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  3. ^ a b "PGS Entertainment Signs New Streaming Deal in Latin America". Animation World Network. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  4. ^ "PGS Secures Further 'Iron Man' Sales". Animation Magazine. 2015-03-31. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  5. ^ "Nickelodeon Picks Up PGS Series 'Alvinnn!!! and The Chipmunks'". Animation World Network. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  6. ^ a b "PGS Secures Deals For 'LadyBug'". Animation Magazine. 2014-05-20. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  7. ^ "PGS Entertainment Secures Raft of Global Sales For Animated TV Series Super 4 - The Licensing Book Online". licensingbook.com. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  8. ^ Afan, Emily Claire (14 September 2009). "Animated Iron Man Series Set to Soar". Kidscreen. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  9. ^ Leffler, Rebecca (29 September 2010). "'The Little Prince' Returns in TV Form". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  10. ^ Goldman Getzler, Wendy (17 August 2016). "Charlie Chaplin Returns in Kids". Kidscreen. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  11. ^ Goldman Getzler, Wendy (25 January 2013). "PGS Launches Licensing Program For The Jungle Bunch Series". Kidscreen. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  12. ^ Millgan, Mercedes (2 September 2014). "Super RTL Picks Up "Jungle Bunch' Season 2". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  13. ^ "Les As de la jungle sacrés à New York par un Emmy Awards - France 3 Midi-Pyrénées". France 3 Midi-Pyrénées. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  14. ^ "PGS Announces Sales of 'The Jungle Bunch to the Rescue!'". Animation World Network. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  15. ^ Goldman Getzler, Wendy (7 August 2013). "PGS Sets Sights on Asia With New Hong Kong Company". Kidscreen. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  16. ^ "Bandai America grabs Zak Storm master toy license". Kidscreen. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  17. ^ "PGS, Zagtoon join forces". C21media. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  18. ^ "PGS Secures Multiple Sales for 'Super 4'". Animation Magazine. 2014-07-15. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  19. ^ Hutchins, Robert (16 July 2014). "PGS Entertainment Secures Global Sales for Playmobil's Super 4 Series". Licensing.biz. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  20. ^ Dickson, Jeremy (28 October 2016). "ALVINNN!!! Lands Mattel Master Toy Deal". Kidscreen. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  21. ^ "The Little Prince Wins Top French Export Award". Animation Magazine. 2011-12-06. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  22. ^ dotAgency. "A ‘Jungle Bunch’ of globetrotters | LTW Magazine". www.ltwmag.com. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  23. ^ "TVFI awards Zodiak, PGS and France Télévisions - TBI Vision". TBI Vision. 2013-12-12. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  24. ^ "PGS Announces Global Sales For 'Iron Man: Armored Adventures'". Animation World Network. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  25. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (17 September 2014). "PGS Takes on OuiDO's 'Monchhichi'". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  26. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (26 August 2014). "PGS Rakes in Sales for 'Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood'". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 18 December 2016.

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