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9 Story Media Group Acquires Out of a Blue Enterprises

TORONTO, Jan. 12, 2018 /CNW/ – 9 Story Media Group is gratified to announce that it has acquired Out of a Blue Enterprises, a personality in children’s media opposite calm creation, TV production, digital applications and consumer products. Founded in 2005 by Blue’s Clues co-creator Angela Santomero and former Nickelodeon executive Samantha Freeman, Out of a Blue is best famous for a Emmy-nominated education array Super WHY; a Mister Rogers Neighborhood desirous Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood; and a interactive art journey module Creative Galaxy for Amazon Studios. Out of a Blue also owns a bequest fondle code Colorforms, named by Time Magazine as one of a 100 Greatest Toys of All-Time, and a organisation is in prolongation on a new charcterised array formed on a classical brand. Terms of a transaction were not disclosed.

9 Story Media Group (CNW Group/9 Story Media Group)

Out of a Blue, formed in New York City, will turn a unconditionally owned auxiliary of 9 Story Media Group with Managing Director Samantha Freeman staying on to lead a organisation and Co-Founder Angela Santomero stability to offer as Creator and Executive Producer.

9 Story and Out of a Blue have formerly worked together on a strike charcterised array Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, that 9 Story produces and distributes internationally with The Fred Rogers Company in organisation with Out of a Blue. The dual companies have also worked together on Creative Galaxy for Amazon Studios, that Out of a Blue produces and 9 Story is a animation partner. Both array are now in prolongation on new seasons.

Known for a full-scale prolongation and general placement capabilities, 9 Story Media Group employs roughly 600 staff with comforts in Toronto, Dublin and Manchester. Its endowment winning animation studio, Brown Bag Films, is famous around a universe for strike children’s array such as Doc McStuffins, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Top Wing, Octonauts and The Magic School Bus: Rides Again. Out of a Blue is famous for a in-house, endowment winning artistic and full use government of chartering and merchandising.

Vince Commisso, President CEO of 9 Story Media Group, said: “Having worked with Angela and Samantha on Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Creative Galaxy, we have extensive honour for their artistic capabilities. Out of a Blue has a proven lane record in building singular and dear brands for a preschool audience. Joining army broadens a growth capabilities, increases a consumer products strech and extends a participation in a U.S. We demeanour brazen to operative with a whole Out of a Blue organisation and are positively anxious to acquire them into a 9 Story Media Group family.”

Angela Santomero said, “We have enjoyed operative closely with 9 Story over a past decade, producing singly enchanting party offerings for preschoolers that also offer as profitable resources for parents, caregivers and teachers.”  Samantha Freeman added, “We are vehement to join 9 Story’s expanding media height and demeanour brazen to creating, producing and chartering stream and new preschool properties together.”

About 9 Story Media Group
9 Story Media Group is a heading creator, writer and distributor of kids and family focused egghead property. Its award-winning animation studio, Brown Bag Films, is famous around a universe for best-in-class brands such as Doc McStuffins, Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood, Octonauts, Wild Kratts, Peter Rabbit and The Magic School Bus: Rides Again.  The company’s general placement arm, 9 Story Distribution International, represents 2,700 half-hours of charcterised and live-action programming, seen on some of a many reputable general channels and platforms. With comforts in Toronto, Dublin, Manchester, a 9 Story Media organisation of companies occupy roughly 600 artistic and corporate staff.
www.9story.com    

About Out of a Blue Enterprises
Out of a Blue Enterprises is a personality in children’s educational media, with a portfolio of breakthrough, interactive and multi-platform, educational party for television, video, mobile apps and consumer products.  Out of a Blue creates and produces Super WHY, a Emmy-nominated education array on PBS Kids; Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, for The Fred Rogers Co/PBS Kids; Wishenpoof and Creative Galaxy for Amazon Studios; and Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Room.  Out of a Blue also develops top-rated mobile educational diversion apps, including Super WHY and Colorforms, and handles all chartering and merchandising activity for Super WHY, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and a Colorforms brand, that was acquired in 2014.  Led by Co-Founders Angela C. Santomero, Creator of a strike preschool party franchise, Blue’s Clues; and Samantha Freeman, a former Nickelodeon and fondle attention executive, Out of a Blue aims to rivet kids and families with age-appropriate, interesting and enchanting training experiences. www.outoftheblueenterprises.com

SOURCE 9 Story Media Group

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