The new Teletubbies TV show premieres Monday, May 30, 2016, at 8:00pm on Nick Jr. Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa, and Po return, now with touch screen tummies, in an all-new updated series. Teletubbies is produced by DHX Media.
EH-OH, THE TELETUBBIES ARE BACK!
BELOVED CHARACTERS RETURN IN ALL-NEW PRESCHOOL SERIES ON NICK JR. CHANNEL, WHILE CLASSIC ORIGINAL EPISODES LAUNCH ON THE NOGGIN APP
Updated Version of Teletubbies Series Premieres on Nick Jr., Monday, May 30, at 8 a.m. (ET/PT)
Teletubbies Original Episode Library Available on NOGGIN Thursday, May 26
NEW YORK-May 12, 2016-Nickelodeon will transport preschoolers to the magical countryside of Teletubbyland in an all-new updated version of the iconic Teletubbies series, debuting on the Nick Jr. channel Monday, May 30, at 8 a.m. (ET/PT) with daily premieres every week day in June. NOGGIN, Nickelodeon’s video subscription service for preschoolers, will also add the classic Teletubbies library to its content slate beginning Thursday, May 26. Full of fun and exploration, Teletubbies inspires confidence and curiosity, and nurtures childhood development. Teletubbies is produced by DHX Media.
The new Teletubbies series (30 episodes) will stay true to the classic with the same beloved characters, Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po, but will feature subtle updates and visual enhancements. The characters now have Touch Screen Tummies, which will broadcast live-action films shot from a child’s perspective, and the series will feature new gadgets like the Tubby Phone and the twirling, whirling Tubby Custard Ride. The new Teletubbies series debuted at number-one last November in the UK on CBeebies, BBC’s dedicated preschool channel, and has since enjoyed outstanding ratings on the air and on the BBC iPlayer.
In the new Teletubbies TV series premiere, “Making Friends / Watering Can,” the Teletubbies greet the flowers, while the children in Tummy Tales make a friendship circle out of handprints. Po waters objects using a magic watering can so they grow and the Teletubbies celebrate with a splashy puddle dance.
The first two seasons (52 episodes) of the classic Teletubbies series will be available on NOGGIN beginning Thursday, May 26, with the remaining episodes in the title rolling out in the coming months. Currently available on iOS and Apple TV, Google Play, Android and Amazon, NOGGIN consistently ranks at the top of the charts in the Education and Kids categories on the Apple App Store. NOGGIN is currently the #1 Top Grossing Family and Music Video App and is in the top ten Grossing Education Apps for Google Play Rankings. To date, NOGGIN has 19 library series available including Blue’s Clues; Go, Diego, Go! and The Backyardigans, among others.
Originally created in 1997, Teletubbies is one of the most successful global children’s brands of all time. Targeted at preschool viewers, it has reached over 1 billion children to date and the original episodes have aired in over 120 territories in 45 different languages. In September 2013, DHX Media acquired all rights to Teletubbies through its purchase of Ragdoll Worldwide, a joint venture between Ragdoll Productions and BBC Worldwide that owned, managed and exploited Teletubbies programming. Multi award-winning, Teletubbies is designed to encourage young children to watch television creatively. Full of fun and exploration, it inspires confidence and curiosity and nurtures childhood development. DHX Media has engaged award-winning UK production company Darrall Macqueen to produce Teletubbies. Together they are pioneering a 21st century version of the show for a new generation of viewers.
About DHX Media
DHX Media Ltd. (www.dhxmedia.com) is the world’s leading independent, pure-play kids’ content company. Owner of the world’s largest independent library of kids’ and family content, at more than 11,500 half-hours, DHX Media is recognized globally for such brands as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Make It Pop, Slugterra and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise. DHX Media is comprised of four main business units: DHX Studios creates high-quality original entertainment at its Vancouver and Halifax animation studios, its Toronto live-action studio, and in working with top international producers; DHX Distribution is a major provider of content to the global market; DHX Television, home to the Family suite of channels, is dedicated to delivering best-in-class programming to Canadian families; and DHX Brands specializes in creating, building and managing high-profile global entertainment brands within the children’s and young-adult markets. DHX Media also owns the full-service international licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group Ltd. (CPLG), which represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media has offices in 15 cities worldwide, including Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Munich, Amsterdam and Beijing. The Company is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol DHXM, and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols DHX.A and DHX.B.
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