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Singapore-based August Media Holdings and Norway’s Kool Produktion have signed a deal with Cake Entertainment as the new distributor for their pre-school series Ella Bella Bingo.

The producers have also received an order from Norwegian broadcaster NRK and the Norwegian Film Institute for an additional 52 episodes of the series.

Targeted at preschool children, Ella Bella Bingo follows the adventures of happy-go-lucky Ella and her friends. Directed by Ginger Gibbons and scripted by Sam Barlow, each seven-minute episode is about how Ella uses her creativity and enthusiasm to solve everyday problems.

Jyotirmoy Saha, CEO and founder of August Media Holdings, said: “August Media is proud to have on board Cake Entertainment as our distribution partner on this show. Cake brings to the table a wealth of experience with this genre and a fantastic history of success. We are also very enthusiastic about our new creative team members, namely Ginger Gibbons and Sam Barlow. Ella has already been picked for another 52 episodes by our broadcasters and I’m confident that this combination of talent and experience will lead Ella to success on TV screens across the world.”

Frank Mosvold, the creator and executive producer of Ella Bella Bingo, said: "We have assembled a unique team that combines the strong tradition of Nordic and English storytelling for kids. Together the new team we will bring Ella Bella Bingo to the next level ... It is going to be a great journey and I am very happy to make it together with August Media and Cake Entertainment.”

Tom van Waveren, CEO of Cake Entertainment, said: “Ella Bella Bingo is a bright and fresh show that we are excited to be involved in. We are delighted to see the cross-fertilisation of a Norwegian idea, a Singaporean co-production with high calibre British writing and directing talent create a delightful contemporary preschool series. It's an excellent international co-production, which we are looking forward to take to market early next year.”

The second season of the show is expected to hit TV screens in winter 2013.