Banijay Rights Launches a Fast Channel Dedicated to Mr Bean

Banijay Rights Launches a Fast Channel Dedicated to Mr Bean
Banijay Rights launched a dedicated Mr Bean: The Animated Series FAST channel, in a move that expands the iconic brand to free ad-supported services worldwide for the first time.

Marking the 30th FAST channel in Banijay Rights’ burgeoning portfolio, the 24/7 FAST (Free Ad-Supported Television) channel – entitled Mr Bean - will comprise the first three seasons of Mr Bean: The Animated Series. Produced by Tiger Aspect Kids & Family (part of Banijay Kids & Family), the animation follows the antics of Mr Bean and of course Teddy, as they embark on a series of adventures, making plenty of mischief along the way.

Mr Bean will launch on Samsung TV Plus in the coming weeks, before rolling out on LG Channels, Plex, Rakuten TV and TCL across 29 territories this summer including the UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, as well as South Korea, India, France, Italy, Spain, Brazil and Mexico.

Mr Bean is a British icon, with the original live-action series first hitting screens in 1990. It has since been broadcast in 195 territories, with the series in continual distribution for over 30 years. Co-created by Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis, the eponymous hero was played by Rowan Atkinson, who now voices the globally successful animated series, which launched in 2002. The brand also attracts significant digital audiences, with over 141 million followers on Facebook, making it the biggest TV and film brand on the platform; over 73 million subscribers and 19 billion lifetime views across official YouTube channels; 10 million followers on Instagram; and over 15 million likes on TikTok.