22 February 2017

 

The majority shareholder of Alianzas Producciones, co-producer with Mondo TV Group of “Heidi, bienvenida a casa” purchases from Mondo TV S.p.A. 1% of the Mondo TV Iberoamerica shares

The entry of the new partner in the Spanish subsidiary is a step towards the expansion of the brand Heidi
 
Matteo Corradi: "Important step for the development of Heidi, one of the leading products of the Mondo TV Group for the future"
 
22 February 2017:Today Javier France, the majority shareholder of the company Producciones Alianzas active in the field of entertainment in Argentina and producer with Mondo TV Group of the fiction series for young people "Heidi, bienvenida a casa" has signed with Mondo TV S.p.A. an agreement to purchase a stake of 1% in the share capital of Mondo TV Iberoamerica S.A..
 
The transfer of the shares, which will be finalized in the coming days, will take place at a price per share of Euro 1.60.
 
The transaction was carried out in order to give impetus to a new stage of growth and valuation of the group Mondo TV Iberoamerica through an improved co-participation of a key program for the future of the Mondo TV Iberoamerica as "Heidi". The entry of the new shareholder to 1% in the absence of shareholder agreements also guarantees the continuity of the future management of the controlled company like in the past.
 
With the entry of the new shareholder, there are growing expectations of expansion of the collaboration of the two companies on the future development of the Heidi brand.
 
Matteo Corradi, CEO of Mondo TV S.p.A., stated: "Important step for the development of Heidi, one of the leading products of the Mondo TV Group for the future "

 

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17 February 2017

 

Mondo TV reaches two new agreements on Russian area with Relato LLC and Rustavi2 for the distribution of entertainment programs of Mondo TV in some territories of the CIS

The agreement will allow the widespread transmission of the programs laid on free local TV channels
 
17 February 2017:Mondo TV announces that it has reached two new agreements in the Russian area: it is a new syndication agreement (i.e. a distribution agreement to free-TV television local stations) with Relato Company LLC of Moscow, and a license agreement with the Georgian company Rustavi2. In both cases, the agreement relates to the exploitation of free-to-air broadcasting rights to some animated programs by Mondo TV in the clear.
 
It is noted that the two agreements, whose fees do not appear particularly significant in themselves, detect as they confirm the interest, in the area of Russian influence to Mondo TV programs, and ensure a widespread television broadcasting in the territories of the CIS countries which represent a not easy market to penetrate.

 

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08 February 2017

 

Mondo TV reaches the first two license agreements for Robot Trains with respectively Preziosi Food and Grani & Partners of Preziosi Group

Matteo Corradi: "Great and promising start of this new distribution by Mondo TV"
 
08 February 2017:Mondo TV, one of the largest European producers and distributors of animated programs, announces to be on track for the finalization of two agreements for the granting of certain licensing rights related to the property Robot Trains to the companies Preziosi Food srl and Grani & Partners S.p.A., the latter part of Preziosi group.
 
The agreement with Preziosi Food provides for the granting of the license in relation to various products from food category, both sweet (such as Easter eggs, eggs with surprise, spreadable cream) and salty snacks for a period of two years starting from 1 January 2018 in Italy, San Marino, Vatican and Ticino.
 
The agreement with Grani & Partners instead provides for the granting of the license for the distribution on Kiosks of collectible products for the same period of two years starting from January 1, 2018 also in Italy, San Marino, Vatican and Ticino.
 
Both agreements provide for payment of a guaranteed minimum, which cumulatively represents an interesting amount, and payment of royalties in case of overages above of the aforementioned minimum guarantee. It is recalled that part of these amounts (both minimum guarantees and royalties ) will be returned to CJ E & M as the holder of the property, Mondo TV withholding 30% of the same. In addition to economic data, the two agreements represent an encouraging start of the licensing exploitation plan for Robot Trains from which interesting results are expected for Mondo TV as early as 2017.
 
Matteo Corradi, CEO of Mondo TV, said: "Very good and promising start of this new distribution of Mondo TV."

 

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06 February 2017

 

Mondo TV partners CJ E&M in launch of new animated action series for kids: Mondo to be TV distributor and licensing agent for Robot Trains in multiple territories

Very important partnership with the most important private Korean TV operator
 
06 February 2017:Mondo TV, one of the largest European producers and distributors of animated content, has announced an agreement with Korean content and marketing company, CJ E&M, to be TV distributor and licensing agent in a number of territories for the new animated action adventure show Robot Trains.
 
This new HD CGI series, targeted at children aged 3-6, tells the story of the kind, brave and funny inhabitants of Train World, and their battles to save their town from evil forces. Regular trains become spectacular robot heroes in this coming-of-age story, whose star, KAY, the fastest train is courageous and adventurous as he leads his friends in striving to save the Train World they love.
 
Mondo TV will be TV distributor for Robot Trains in Turkey, Middle East & Africa, Portugal, Spain, Italy and Israel and licensing agent in the mentioned European countries including the Middle East.
 
The show is expected to enjoy strong licensing support, most notably in toys but also in games, apparel, homeware and publishing.
 
Two years in planning and production, Robot Trains enjoyed a huge success in Korea. It was launched in seven different channels including a terrestrial one (SBS) and a leading pay TV channel, Tooniverse. Its quality animation and dynamic action attracted kids and the series was the No. 1 show on SBS.
 
Matteo Corradi, Mondo TV CEO, says: “We are thrilled to be working alongside one of the most innovative content companies in Asia on this exciting show, which we are sure will enjoy a very positive response. Robot Trains brings together action, humour, lovable characters and fantastic designs in a show with enormous appeal to its target audience.”
 
“We are very excited about working with Mondo TV on Robot Trains,” said Dongsik Shin, SVP, CJ E&M Animation. “With the success of the series in the domestic market, we hope it expands for broader audiences”.

 

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30 January 2017

 

ORF, the Austrian national public service broadcaster, acquired the license fot rhe transmission in Austria of the first season of Sissi, the young empress


 
30 January 2017:Mondo TV informed that Österreichischer Rundfunk (“ORF”), the Austrian national public service broadcaster, acquired a license for the transmission in Austria and South-Tyrol of the first season of Sissi, the young Empress. The license shall have a 4 years duration and provides for the exclusive right to three transmissions in German and/or English in the assigned territory.
 
Sissi will therefore be broadcasted on the channels operated by ORF, they being Free- TV, satellite and web channels. This is the first sale for Mondo TV to the Austrian national public service broadcaster.
 
The agreement sets forth an interesting license fee, which shall be fully paid in the first months 2017, and results particularly important for the development plans of the licensing derived from Sissi in a geographical area and a market, which Mondo TV group had difficulties to penetrate in its history.

 

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25 January 2017

 

Mondo TV announced a new license for licensing rights on Sissi with Sbabam S.r.l.


 
25 January 2017:Mondo TV informed that Sbabam formalized the acquisition of a license for the exploitation of the rights of licensing and merchandising of the TV series Sissi the young empress, for the marketing thorugh kiosks of original products like magic sand, soap bubbles, 3D figurines in flowpacks starting from spring 2017.
 
The agreements provides for the payment of a non significant minimum guarantee by licensor and royalties in case of overages on the agreed minimum guarantee.
 
The agreement represents a new encouraging confirmation for the development of the merchandising linked to Sissi brand.

 

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20 January 2017

 

MONDO TV announces the start of the production of the third season of Sissi, the Young Empress in 3D CGI within the production agreement with Studio56

Global budget for the production will be approximately USD 6.175 million
 
Mondo TV increases its investment on Sissi product, also thanks to the positive responses coming from the market on the first two seasons
 
20 January 2017: Mondo TV announced to have started the preliminary production activities of the third season of “Sissi, the young Empress” by Il Sole di Carta. After the first two seasons realized in 2D, and in the light of the positive responses coming from the market (both TV and licensing) in connection with such two seasons (the second of which is under production), Mondo TV opts for realizing the third season in 3D CGI. The production falls within the agreement entered into with Studio 56 and announced to the market last 13 October 2016.
 
It is recalled that under the contract, Mondo TV will contribute to the production realizing some works of pre-production and post-production as well as by participating to the budget by paying an amount which, net of the consideration that Studio56 will pay to Mondo TV for the above mentioned works, amounted to approximately 6.175 million dollars.
 
Studio56 will take care of the completion of the pre-production (in particular with the 3D modeling and the phase of so-called storyboarding), the executive production and part of the visual post-production (in particular the so-called special effects).
 
Thus, Mondo TV increases its investment on the project on Sissi, the young empress, through the launch of a high quality product, in the light of the executive partnership with Studio56.

 

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18 January 2017

 

MONDO TV GROUP: The Board of Directors reviews the preliminary results of the parent company Mondo Tv S.p.A. as of 31.12.2016

Parent company’s preliminary results higher than expected:
 

 
- Value of Production at Euro 25 million, increasing of 67% compared to Euro 15 million in 2015
- Ebitda at around Euro 18.5 million increasing of 160% compared to Euro 7 million in 2015
- Ebit at around Euro 12 million increasing of 140% compared to Euro 5 million in 2015
- Net Profit at approximately Euro 8 million compared to 3 million in 2015 (166% increase) with strong increase in profitability: net profit 2016 is 32% of the value of production (20% in 2015)
- Net Financial Position at approximately Euro 2.3 million of availabilities compared to a net debt of Euro 0.2 million as of December the 31st, 2015
- Net equity is approximately Euro 54 million with an increase of Euro 15 million compared to Euro 39 million euro as of December 31, 2015.
 
The management confirms a very positive 2017 in growth compared to 2016
 
In 2017 it has been planned the start of joint ventures in Asia for the development of the toy and ancillary sectors
 
Matteo Corradi: “We are very happy for the results that we reached in 2016; we have put the basis for a strong growth in the next years.”
 
18 January 2017: The Board of Directors of Mondo TV S.p.A. – parent company of a Group working in the production and distribution of cartoons for TV and the cinema – today reviewed the preliminary results for the financial period as of December 31, 2016. The value of production is approximately euro 25 million, increasing of 67% compared to 2015 due to the larger volume of library sales, in particular in China, and for the increased volume of international productions.
EBITDA is at approximately euro 18.5 million, more than doubled compared to euro 7 million in 2015.
After amortizations and depreciations for euro 6.5 million, EBIT is at euro 12 million, growing of 140% respect to euro 5 million in 2015 by virtue of the increase of the revenues and the limitations to structure and production costs.
The net profit, by virtue of the considerable revenues increase, is at approximately euro 8 million euro, in notable increase compared to the net profit in 2015 which was euro 3 million, with strong increase in profitability: net profit 2016 is 32% of the value of production (20% in 2015).
The Net Financial Position is positive at approximately euro 2.3 million, improving compared to a net debt of euro 0.2 million as of December 31, 2015.
Net equity is approximately at euro 54 million with an increase of euro 15 million compared to euro 39 million euro as of December 31, 2015.
 
The management confirms a very positive 2017 in growth compared to 2016, and is planning in 2017 the start of joint ventures in Asia for the development of the toy and ancillary sectors.
 
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It is highlighted that the preliminary results represent the best currently available representation of the results of the Mondo Tv S.p.A, which may be subject to variation upon approval of the draft balance sheet as of 31 December 2016.
The referenced preliminary results were not audited.

 

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16 January 2017

 

Mondo TV executed with the national channel Cayman Channel 27 the first license agreement in its history for the airing of its products in the Cayman Islands


 
16 January 2017: Mondo TV S.p.A. informs to have executed the first license in its history for the airing of its programs in the territory of the Cayman Islands. The agreement was executed with the national company Cayman Channel 27, which operates the homonymous free-to-air channel, and it relates to 340 half hours of animated TV programs. The license has a two years duration, and authorizes the licensee to broadcast the programs in English through the above TV channel.
 
Even if the license fee, if considered on a standalone basis, is not particularly relevant, the agreement represents a first sale to a national TV channel in the Caribbean area, and can be an interesting driving force for future sales in a market in which the Mondo TV Group could not generate revenues so far.

 

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04 January 2017

 

Mondo TV: Company’s events calendar 2017


 
04 January 2017: Mondo TV, listed on Star segment of Borsa Italiana, hereby communicates the following calendar of company’s events for the year 2017:
 
• 18 January 2017: BoD for approval of preliminary results of the holding company as of 31 December 2016
• 22 March 2017: Meeting with the Financial community (Milan Star Conference)
• 28 March 2017: BoD for approval of the draft of balance sheet and consolidated balance sheet as of 31 December 2016
• 13 April 2017: BoD for approval of preliminary results of the holding company as of 31 March 2017
• 28 April 2017: Shareholders meeting for approval of the balance sheet and consolidated balance sheet as of 31 December 2016
• 12 May 2017: BoD for approval of the financial interim report as of 31 March 2017
• 18 July 2017: BoD for approval of preliminary results of the holding company as of 30 June 2016
• 29 September 2017: BoD for approval of the consolidated financial interim report as of al 30 June 2017
• 13 October 2017: BoD for approval of preliminary results of the holding company as of 30 September 2017
• 14 November 2017: BoD for approval of the financial interim report as of 30 September 2017
 
Possible changes to the above Calendar will be timely communicated as applicable.

 

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04 January 2017

 

Mondo TV announced the renewal by Balocco of the purchase of the rights for te production and distribution of confectionery products under the brand Sissi for Easter in 2017, 2018 and 2019


 
04 January 2017: Mondo TV informed that Balocco renewed its exclusive license for the exploitation of the rights of licensing and merchandising of the TV series Sissi the young empress, for the marketing of chocolate eggs and baked goods for Easter seasons in 2017, 2018 and 2019. This agreement follows the one already entered into and announced last 13 January 2016.
 
These products will therefore be present for Easter 2017, 2018 and 2019 in all major distribution channels in Italy, San Marino, Vatican City and Canton of Ticino. The agreements provides for the payment of a minimum guarantee by licensor and royalties in case of overages on the agreed minimum guarantee.
 
The agreement represents an encouraging confirmation for the development of the merchandising linked to Sissi brand and can be the hook for additional future renewals by other licensees or the lure of new partners for the development of additional product lines related to Sissi brand.

 

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