ITVBe has picked up three seasons of CHF Entertainment’s Pip Ahoy! for its new littleBe preschool block, and will exclusively premiere the series this week. Aimed at kids two to four, the channel plans to broadcast the animated series twice daily each weekday.
The latest season, which brings the series episode count to 78 x 11 minutes, follows a pup named Pip and his friends as they set sail to new lands.
ITV continues to build up its slate for littleBe, recently acquiring a broad range of animated and live-action programming, including three shows from the Riki kids universe that will launch this month, and a revived version of The Sooty Show that’s set to run every Monday.
Pip Ahoy! made its on-demand debut in China this past year through a partnership with Yecheng Shanghai Media, Wings Media (owned by Shanghai Media Group) and China Telecom. The series first launched in the UK on Channel 5′s Milkshake in 2014.