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Sydney Sailboat sets sail on Hulu SVOD platform

Sept 7, 2016 - Essential Media's pre-school series Sydney Sailboat begins streaming exclusively on Hulu beginning September 26th this year. The streaming service acquired the exclusive U.S. SVOD rights to the series through distributor Bejuba! Entertainment.

Sydney Sailboat (26 x half hours/52 x11 minutes) airs on NBCU’s Sprout in the US and was commissioned by ABC KIDS in Australia. Alongside Essential, producing partners include Ideate Media, Telegael, and Lemon Sky in association with Shambles Communications. Sydney is a plucky young sailboat who dreams of one day heading out to explore the mysterious Big Blue Sea. Together with his best friend Zip, the trainee water taxi, they live in Bubble Bath Bay, a bustling harbour full of fellow watercraft where adventure and excitement are just a gust of wind away!

“Right away, Hulu was excited by “Sydney Sailboat” and we’re delighted they were keen to take it exclusively”, says Tatiana Kober of Bejuba!.

Carmel Travers, Producer and Head of Family Entertainment at Essential Media says “Sydney Sailboat is making a splash in Australia and throughout the world. We’re thrilled Hulu jumped on board for US streaming. The show is a ratings hit on the ABC KIDS linear platform and an additional 1 million plus views on ABC KIDS catch-up service iview this year alone. It’s now screening in the UK and fifty other territories on the Sony Tiny Pop platform”.

Raydar Media and Bejuba! Entertainment manage global rights collaboratively on "Sydney Sailboat", with Bejuba! Entertainment handling North American territories for television and digital and Raydar Media handling all rights in the rest of the world.