LazyTown stands stronger than ever. The company's relatives are big-hearted and seem to have every reason to be optimistic about the business in the coming years. "We have just become part of the Turner group, which in turn is part of Time Warner. Those agreements were finalized late 2011, and the purpose, among other things, to bring on board an owner who has the right distribution channels," say...
Latibær will be shown on Nickelodeon TV, covering 86 million homes, next fall 2004.
The television reported yesterday that an agreement had been reached between the owners of Latibær and the company Viacom. Viacom is a giant media conglomerate, which operates e.g. CBS and MTV and Paramount Pictures. It is possible that the episodes, which will be marketed under the name LazyTown in the United States, will be produced in Iceland. It is not clear what the value of the contract is.
Dagblaðið Vísir – 200th issue, Page 4.
September 3, 2003
Giant agreement of Latibær
Latibær will today sign a contract with one of the largest media conglomerates in the United States, Viacom, which owns e.g. CBS television, Paramount Pictures, MTV, Simon & Schuster, video rental chain Blockbuster, and Nickelodeon, America’s most popular children’s television station, covering more than 86 million homes in the country.
Their guardians are in Iceland today to sign the agreement. Nickelodeon will acquire the rights to show TV shows about Latibær for the next seven years, and at the same time Nickelodeon will be responsible for the distribution and sale of all of Latibær’s products in the United States.
Morgunblaðið – 238th issue, Page 2
September 4, 2003
Lazytown to the United States
Agreements were signed yesterday between Latibær and Nickelodeon for the production and screening of 40 TV shows about Latibær in the United States. A total of 100 people will work on the production of the shows in this country and their shows will reach 86 million homes in the United States. Stefán Karl Stefánsson will play Glanni glæpur and it is likely that Magnús Scheving will play the Sports elf.