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10 broadcasters snap up the new Teletubbies series

A host of global broadcasters have licensed the rebooted preschool show from DHX Media.
March 24, 2016

Canada’s DHX Media has inked 10 new deals with global broadcasters for its Teletubbies reboot.

The preschool series, which debuted in the UK on CBeebies in November, has been picked up by TVE (Spain), CBeebies (Africa, Asia and Poland), Hop! Media Group (Israel), Nickelodeon (Greece), NPO Zappelin (Netherlands), MTVA (Hungary), JimJam (Benelux), SIC (Portugal), e-Junior (Middle East), and Ultra (Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Macedonia).

The latest deals add to the half-dozen previously announced partnerships with leading broadcasters Nick Jr. (US), Family Jr. (Canada), Gulli (France), Rai YoYo (Italy) and ABC Kids (Australia).

On the licensing side, more than 50 licensees worldwide have come on-board the iconic property’s new program.

Produced for DHX Media by UK prodco Darrall Macqueen, the new Teletubbies series follows the same characters as the original, but it has been refreshed with a modern look and feel. (There’s even a hi-tech Tubby Phone.)

DHX Media acquired all rights to the Teletubbies franchise when it bought Ragdoll Worldwide─the JV between BBC Worldwide and Ragdoll Productions─in 2013 for US$27.7 million.

The original Teletubbies series was created by Anne Wood and debuted in 1997. It went on to air in more than 120 territories.

 

About The Author
Patrick Callan is a senior writer at Kidscreen. He reports on the licensing and consumer products side of the global children's entertainment industry via daily news coverage and in-depth features. Contact Patrick at pcallan@brunico.com.

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