Portfolio Entertainment Kicks Off International Sales Deals for Preschool Series Do You Know?

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November 3, 2016

(November 2, 2016 – Toronto, Canada) – Portfolio Entertainment scores its first round of sales for the recently acquired live-action preschool series, Do You Know? (25 x 15’) with NOGA Children’s Channel in Israel and Discovery Family for the Middle East and Africa.

Produced by U.K.-based 7 Wonder, this CBeebies-commissioned series takes younger viewers on a fun and highly-engaging ride to explore how everyday things around them work and are made. The series features YouTube star, Maddie Moate, as she answers some of the world’s most quirky questions in a child friendly way.

“No matter where in the world, preschoolers are an inquisitive group who are constantly asking fascinating questions about everyday things,” said Jonathan Abraham, Director of International Sales and Acquisitions, Portfolio Entertainment. “With the universal appeal of this series, we’re confident that Do You Know? will quickly become a favourite with preschoolers and parents alike around the world.”

Full Synopsis

Do You Know? (25 x 15’)

Do You Know? features YouTube sensation, Maddie Moate, as she makes the leap from the Internet to TV in this fresh, high energy series that answers some of the world’s most quirky questions such as how does a toilet flush, how are ice cream cones made and how does a cat’s tongue work? Using special cameras, Maddie satisfies preschooler’s inquisitive thirst about everyday things we take for granted.

About Maddie Moate

Maddie Moate is a YouTube filmmaker and presenter, passionate about technology and the natural world. She has been presenting popular science and tech content online for the past five years and has amassed over 16 million views on her YouTube films across multiple channels. One of the only female “Edu-tubers” in the UK, Maddie also has her own successful YouTube channel. Here she makes films which combines the traditional YouTube style of “vlogging” with educational content. Her videos aim to inspire a new audience to stay curious, adventurous and encourage science engagement.

About Portfolio Entertainment

Portfolio Entertainment is one of Canada’s leading independent producers and distributors of award-winning television content. Now celebrating 25 years in business, founders Lisa Olfman and Joy Rosen have earned a global reputation for creative excellence, collaboration and entrepreneurship. The company’s programming has landed on many the world’s most recognized television networks and digital platforms. Portfolio’s distribution division sets ambitious standards for itself, representing an eclectic catalogue of high quality children’s, animation, factual and lifestyle programming. Relationship focused and committed to exceptional service, Portfolio has built enduring relationships with program buyers worldwide.



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