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Discovery, Noga register for Operation Ouch!

Operation OuchDiscovery Kids in Asia and Israel’s Noga are among new buyers of CBBC’s BAFTA-winning children’s factual series Operation Ouch!.

Ultra TV in the former Yugoslav states Croatia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia has also picked up the show, and further deals with broadcasters in the Middle East and Turkey are in negotiations, according to Genevieve Dexter, CEO of Serious Lunch, the UK firm that sells the show.

Discovery’s has taken rights in Afghanistan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mauritius, Myanmar, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Seychelles Islands, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Furthermore, CBBC has commissioned a third season of the programme and Serious Lunch is currently trying to shop it into North America as a format, with Heather Kenyon and Mark Myers attached through their Citizen Skull on board as US producer.

The show teaches children about the human body and how it fixes itself and stars identical twin brothers Dr Chris and Dr Xand.