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Channel 5′s Milkshake! gets Gigglebug

The UK preschool block has picked up the Finnish toon for its new YouTube channel and website.
July 25, 2017

Germany’s WDR Mediagroup has licensed Gigglebug Entertainment’s children’s series Gigglebug to UK-based Milkshake!’s digital services. The Channel 5 preschool block has added the series to its brand-new YouTube channel, marking the  first time that Gigglebug will air in the UK.

The first five episodes are available now, with two new eps to be released every week. It will also be available on milkshake.tv, the block’s website.

The 52 x five-minute toon was originally commissioned by YLE in Finland and SRF in Switzerland. It has been picked up by broadcasters across Europe including SVT (Sweden), DRTV (Denmark), RUV (Iceland), TV2 (Hungary), HRT (Croatia), Ceska (Czech Republic), ERR (Estonia) and HOP! (Israel).

Gigglebug is set in an enchanted forest and stars a little bug with an irrestibile laugh. WDR mediagroup added the show to its distribution portfolio in 2015. The app upon which the TV series is based has also become an international hit with more than one million downloads to date.

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