Planeta Junior Opens a New Office in Prague
The new location will be used as a base for expanding its activity in Central and Eastern European countries
Barcelona, April 24th 2012 – Planeta Junior, a company of reference in Europe in the area of children’s and young people’s leisure, has opened a new office in Prague, Czech Republic, that will be used as a base for expanding its activity in Central and Eastern European countries. The Prague office will be headed by Majka Kadlecova, as Sales Manager, under the leadership of the company’s Managing Director Ignacio Segura and International Commercial Director Erwann Chabot.
The arrival of Planet Junior to the Czech Republic responds to the European plan of expansion of the company that, after twelve years of activity, is already a referring one in the markets in which operates via its subsidiaries in Spain, Portugal, Italy, France and Greece. From now on and from this new location, the company will operate in this emerging market with a population of over 110 million and includes countries such as Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey (the European region of Istanbul). This new office in Prague will be followed by a new office in Moscow by the end of the year.
The company will exploit its catalog of audiovisual contents for licensing and television– one of the largest in Europe– in these markets, in addition to the extensive representation of some of the biggest brands for children and young people on the market. The properties that will be managed in these new markets include Camille, Magiki and Egyxos, among others.
About Planeta Junior
PLANETA JUNIOR is a company of reference in Europe in the area of children’s and young people’s leisure. Its activity focuses on producing animated series, as well as exploiting content rights for television, film, DVDs, books, licences, promotions and publications.
The company has one of the most extensive catalogues of audiovisual content in southern Europe and a wide range of the most well known children’s and young people’s brands in the market. Planeta Junior operates in several different countries through its subsidiaries in Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Greece and Eastern Europe.
The company is currently committed to producing animated series and diversifying its activity, allowing it to grow its rights portfolio and embark upon major international projects.
Planeta Junior was established in the year 2000 as a result of the joint venture between Grupo Planeta and DeAgostini; two large groups that provide the company with two influential platforms for the transversal exploitation of contents.
The extensive portfolio includes classic properties such as Maya the Bee, Vicky the Viking, Heidi, Pippi Longstocking, Sesame Street, Hello Kitty or Noddy and new hot properties such as Redakai, DaVincibles or Zou our among others
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