Munich’s M4E Aquires TV Loonland’s Back Catalogue

The Munich-based brand management and media company m4e AG has acquired the available back catalogue of former TV Loonland AG out of the bankruptcy trust. The extensive package of rights was purchased directly from the insolvency administrator by its subsidiary m4e Television GmbH and contains more than 1,400 episodes of
animation and live action programme, as well as 22 feature and short films. Among the acquired rights are well-known programmes such as The Cramp Twins, Babar (2D), Letters from Felix, Rudi & Trudi, Mowgli — The New Adventures of the Jungle Book, Little Ghosts, The Beginner’s Bible, Connie the Cow, Lion of Oz, Rainbow Fish, Yvon of the Yukon and many more.

With this acquisition the m4e group expands its portfolio of rights to more than 900 hours of animation and live action programme. The national and international distribution will be handled by m4e AG and its subsidiary Telescreen B.V.

For us this trade is of great significancy, particularly regarding the digital and online strategy of the m4e group. Along with our new original productions and latest acquisitions, the TV Loonland library will give us a very balanced portfolio of rights for the national and international markets” comments Hans Ulrich Stoef, CEO of the m4e AG.