Distribution360 today announced at the Banff World Media Festival the sale of Splatalot (26 x 30’ episodes) to TÉLÉTOON. The French Canadian broadcaster has acquired rights to the French language version of the series set to air this fall. marblemedia produced three original localized English versions of Splatalot for YTV in Canada, BBC in the UK, and ABC in Australia.
Splatalot is a hilarious medieval-themed physical game show geared to the 8-12 year-old audience. The 26-part series features a larger-than-life extreme obstacle course with more splats and spills than ever imaginable. Each episode features a different group of 12 thrill-seeking teen contestants, dubbed Attackers, competing in three hilarious rounds: Cross the Moat, Escape the Stockade, and Capture the Crown. The Defenders of Splatalot, an international squad of nine costumed gladiators, do their best to protect the castle from the Attackers—leaving only one to be crowned King or Queen of Splatalot.
“We’re thrilled to be able to bring the fun of Splatalot to audiences in French Canada,” says Stéphanie Röckmann-Portier, Head of Sales, Distribution360. “This series is a great example of a format that works well in international markets and across different languages.”
“TELETOON has been a longtime partner of ours, and we’re very excited to be working with them on this version of Splatalot for French Canada,” says Matt Hornburg, the series’ co-creator and Partner at marblemedia. “The ratings are consistently showing that Splatalot attracts a very strong co-viewing audience of both kids and parents because it’s so much fun to watch together. Matt adds, “This has definitely been a major contributing factor to the show’s success.”
Splatalot was produced with the financial participation of the Canada Media Fund, Shaw Rocket Fund, and Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund