Spacetoon named master licensing agent and toy partner for Love, Diana across MENA

The family edutainment content producer, Spacetoon, has been named the new master consumer product licensing agent for Pocket.Watch’s Love, Diana brand across the MENA territory.

Under the deal, Spacetoon will launch a new line of toys and products, bringing Love,Diana items to shelf across the MENA toy market, appealing directly to Pocket.Watch’s growing audience base across the region as it build its global standing.

On top of this, Spacetoon has also secured the rights to localise, dub, and broadcast two of the most successful shows for Diana across Spacetoon free-to-air TV channel and Spacetoon GO online streaming service.

The first will be Love, Diana Adventures – a series that follows Diana into a new world – the Land of Play – where she is transformed from live action into an animated Princess of Play as she acts to protect her friends and family from Boris the Baron of Boredom. Love, Diana Adventures gained more than 10 millions views globally within five of the launch of the first episode.

The second show will be Kids Diana Show Ultimate Mishmash; a mashup of highlights from the Kids Diana Show YouTube channel starring Diana together with her brother, Roma. Diana and Roma take the audience through all of their family-friendly pretend play adventures; including dress up, role-play, and many other scenarios that spark the imagination of little kids. 

Collectively, Diana has nearly 5 billion monthly views on her 14 YouTube channels, which provide audiences with family-friendly content in 9 different languages. 

Ahmad Weiss, commercial director of Spacetoon, said: “We are thrilled to announce this collaboration with pocket.watch, to bring top-rated, family and kid-friendly content to the region, along with opening the doors for new merchandise related to the Love, Diana brand. 

“Love, Diana is very popular among families around the world and the MENA region is no exception. People love this show for being adventurous and taking edutainment content to the next level. We are always open to this type of opportunity that results in bringing purposeful, values-based content and products to Arab families and presenting it in a unique way.” 

Danny Sprongz, managing director, EMEA, Pocket.Watch, added: “Pocket.Watch is thrilled to enter into this licensing opportunity with Spacetoon to expand the Love, Diana Franchise in the Middle East.

“The Spacetoon audience, coupled with Spacetoon’s licensing capabilities will be critical to accelerating the Love, Diana brand and continuing to deliver fun and inspiration to young audiences within the region.” 

Other Pocket.Watch titles to be made available on the Spacetoon TV channel and Spacetoon GO online streaming service, include the Emmy-nominated series Ryan’s Mystery Playdate and Ryan’s World Specials.

The shows will be dubbed into Arabic and broadcasted on Spacetoon TV Channel, while being made available on Spacetoon GO online streaming service. This will offer a chance to more than 100 million viewers around MENA to spend hours of joy and amusement with their favorite characters. 

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of ToyNews and its sister title, Licensing.biz. He has worked his way from Staff Writer to Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@biz-media.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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