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Furchester Hotel opens on CBeebies nets

Furchester HotelPreschool series The Furchester Hotel is heading to CBeebies channels in Africa, Australia and Poland.

Following the show bowing internationally on the ABC in Australia, it will launch on the BBC Worlwide-operated CBeebies networks later this year. It’s also being made available globally on YouTube.

The live-action show is a CBeebies UK and Sesame Workshop coproduction, and follows Sesame Street characters Elmo and Cookie Monster as they run a hotel.

“It’s fantastic to be able to debut globally recognised characters Elmo and the Cookie Monster on our CBeebies international channels,” said BBC Worldwide’s head of acquisitions Katie Benbow.

“This is the first time that Sesame Street characters have ever featured on our global channels – and we are very excited to see our audiences’ reactions.”