DISCOVERY KIDS' NEW ANIMATED SERIES "DOKI" TO PREMIERE ON DISCOVERY KIDS LATIN AMERICA
(Miami, Florida) - In 2013, Discovery Kids is gearing up to premiere the brand new animated preschool series DOKI, based on the wildly popular character for Discovery Kids Latin America. DOKI began his television career as an animated character on Discovery Kids, Latin America's 24-hour pre-school channel dedicated to the youngest members of the household. Now, as the star of this much-anticipated new series, viewers will follow DOKI and his friends as they embark on fascinating expeditions to discover the wonders of the world.
"Giving DOKI and his friends their own series speaks to the overwhelming success that Doki has had on Discovery Kids" said Angela Recio Sondon, Vice President and Channel Director of Discovery Kids Latin America. "This series will delight DOKI fans as well as attract new ones, and will create opportunities for multiple touch-points between DOKI and children everywhere."
"Children are inquisitive by nature and there is no one better to take them on fun-filled adventures than DOKI and his friends," said Adriano Schmid, Senior Producer, Discovery Networks International. "Children will learn about the world around us through fun, mystery and a few mishaps."
Discovery Kids Latin America tapped Portfolio Entertainment to create the show, in response to an overwhelming demand from audiences who wanted to see more of the lovable DOKI. The inquisitive DOKI has a lot of questions - and he will go anywhere on the planet to get the answers! Any query can spark an expedition - where do rubber bands come from? What was it really like living in a castle? Do dragons really exist? From China to Brazil and from the bottom of the sea to the far reaches of outer space, DOKI and his friends Oto, Mundi, Fico, Anabella and Gabi set out on far flung adventures to get to the bottom - and sometimes the top - of the question.
About Discovery Kids:
Discovery Kids is Latin America's pioneer in children's television with 24 hours dedicated to the youngest members of the household. Through a combination of characters and captivating series, Discovery Kids motivates children to identify with real-life experiences offering a safe haven that nurtures their innate curiosity. (C)2012 Discovery Communications, LLC. Discovery Kids and its logo are registered marks of Discovery Communications, LLC. All rights reserved. To learn more about Discovery Kids visit http://www.tudiscoverykids.com; follow us on Twitter @Discovery_Kids, and like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tudiscoverykids.
About Discovery Networks Latin America/U.S. Hispanic:
Discovery Networks Latin America/U.S. Hispanic (DLA/USH) is a division of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's number-one non-fiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 217 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 153 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as US joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including HowStuffWorks.com. In Latin America, DLA/USH distributes 13 brands that reach 247 million cumulative subscribers in 44 countries and territories, including Discovery Channel, Discovery Kids, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Discovery Home & Health, Discovery Civilization, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo, Discovery HD Theater, TLC HD, Discovery Home & Health HD and Investigation Discovery HD. In the United States, DLA/USH also operates two U.S. Hispanic brands for Spanish-speaking audiences, Discovery en Español and Discovery Familia, both fully distributed on U.S. Hispanic tiers.