Olympusat, Inc. announced that they have signed a partnership with Cookie Jar Entertainment for both expanded business in the US and in Latin America as well as to carry their Spanish-language content on ¡Sorpresa!, Olympusat’s 24/7 Spanish-language children’s network.
This partnership will add a portfolio of new series to ¡Sorpresa!’s existing and future lineups. Through this agreement, Olympusat will also have access to Cookie Jar’s library of over 6,000 titles, including current favorites and the classic hit series The Busy World of Richard Scarry and Mary Kate and Ashley: In Action. These leading titles among others are dubbed in Spanish.
“Our partnership with Olympusat is a powerful reminder that the strength of Cookie Jar’s library serves as the backbone to channels like Olympusat’s ¡Sorpresa!,” said Toper Taylor, President & COO of Cookie Jar Entertainment. “We have hit series that have aired over thirty years in 160 countries. With this Olympusat deal, ¡Sorpresa! now enjoys access to the rocket fuel necessary to support the channel’s existing audience and growing distribution.”
“We are very pleased to be developing new projects together as well as adding this new programming from Cookie Jar to our ¡Sorpresa! channel, which currently reaches 1.5 million subscribers and is carried over many cable providers in the United States and Puerto Rico, including Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter, Cox, the NCTC and others,” said Tom Mohler, President & CEO of Olympusat, Inc., which includes the company’s owned and operated Hispanic networks: Cine Mexicano, Gran Cine, LaTele Novela, ¡Sorpresa! and CubaPlay in addition to Specialty Networks FUNimation Channel, Parables and Untamed Sports. “Our efforts to make the network more relevant to US Hispanic children by offering bilingual programs and adding new and exciting content, including these new programs just acquired from Cookie Jar, have met with great success.”