Do you produce dubbing and localisation?
Yes, if required. Every buyer has different needs when it comes to localisation. Some prefer to manage the process and others prefer us to. We ensure all dubbing work goes out to tender to ensure competitive pricing and high quality. We coordinate between the dubbing studio, the buyers and the producers to ensure they receive the necessary approvals. If the buyer is producing the dubbing we negotiate the lowest fees in case we need to access their dubs in the future as part of the deal.
Do you sell to digital platforms as well as TV networks?
Yes, we sell shows to all forms of kids content providers including digital and video-on-demand platforms such as Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, YouTube etc.
Do you take care of delivery of materials?
Yes, we provide full delivery to buyers. Initially we receive materials from the producer or owner and we then store these materials digitally and securely on our “Amazon S3” cloud server. Buyers can then download the materials using “Signiant” upon signature of the agreement and receipt of payment.
Does Jetpack offer any services other than TV distribution?
Yes, Jetpack consults on a range of areas helping producers build the profile of their work. We can also manage the sales of licencing and merchandising rights within the territories where the TV programme is sold. Other areas of expertise include: acquisitions, programming, scheduling, creative, production, operations, marketing, digital and business development.
How and when do producers get paid?
All our deals require some form of cash fee from the buyer for the rights they need. Typically, once we have negotiated the key terms of the deal, we produce a contract or use the buyer’s. Within that contract we agree payment terms, usually a set of instalments tied to specific events, such as signing the agreement or delivery of materials etc. Jetpack will invoice the buyer and ensure the fees are paid on time. The fees are collected into one of Jetpack’s bank accounts. On a quarterly basis, we provide the owner with a royalty report detailing all deals to date, the monies paid to us and any outstanding amounts. We then forward the monies collected to your nominated account (s) minus taxes, expenses and our commission.
How do you make money?
We sell shows on behalf of producers and take our commission from fees collected once the deal is secured. We don’t charge producers anything upfront.
What marketing do you do?
We provide marketing campaigns in all the major kids trade press around the major markets Kidscreen, MipTV and Mipcom. The key trades are Kidscreen, C21, TBI and WSN. We also run digital marketing campaigns on their websites, as well as events and posters at events. We also like to throw the occasional
party for our VIP clients and producers. Who doesn’t love a party?
What sales markets and conferences do you attend?
Markets and events are key places where we sell shows. The largest international ones for us are MIP TV and MIP JR/MIPCOM in Cannes, France. We also regularly attend ATF in Singapore, MIPCANCUN, Mexico, Cartoon Forum in Toulouse, France, Annecy Animation Festival in France, Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield, UK, Kidscreen in Miami, USA and NAPTE in Budapest, Hungary APD in Stuttgart Germany, Content London, UK.
Which countries do you sell to?
We cover the entire world. Kids shows, especially animated ones which can be localised easily, sell in any country where they have kid-focused channels and platforms. Shows that sell best and to whom largely depends on the type of show, the quality of the production and its success in other countries. To date we have sold shows in 194 countries across the world.
Who do you sell shows to?
We sell shows to a wide range of broadcast channels, VOD and digital platforms worldwide. From large free-to-air channels to smaller niche channels, we deal with all types of kids content providers. We also manage the licencing and merchandising rights for a few of our shows in specific territories.
Who owns Jetpack Distribution?
Jetpack Distribution Ltd is a privately-owned company based in London. Incorporated in May 2014, it’s owned by Samka Productions SAS, based in Paris and the current CEO Dominic Gardiner. Samuel Kaminka and Dominic are the two company directors. As CEO, Dominic runs the day to day business.
Will you be able to produce a sales projection?
Yes, as part of the agreement between us and producers, we provide a detailed sales projection. We have a large sales history of hundreds of deals that enable us to produce the most accurate achievable prices for the projection. Of course, due to the unique nature of every show we are selling and the specific requirements of the buyers, it is not always a guarantee that every series will sell in every market. Never the less we are always positive and optimistic that every Jetpack show will be a hit.