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Netflix picks up reboot of UK preschool classic ‘Teletubbies’

Netflix has picked up a rebooted version of UK kids show, Teletubbies. The pre-school series is being produced by Canada’s WildBrain (fka DHX Media), which bought rights to the IP when it acquired Ragdoll Worldwide in 2013 for $27.5m. Netflix will debut the new show on 14 November, with Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po returning […]

Amazon UK picks up BBC kids series

Amazon has acquired the new version of CBeebies kids series Teletubbies for its streaming service. The deal also hands Amazon three other hits that play on the BBC’s kids channels: In the Night Garden, Messy Goes to Okido and live-action hit Hank Zipzer. It has bought all of the shows from DHX, the Canadian distributor […]

Gulli adds Teletubbies

France-based kids channel Gulli has acquired rights to the DHX Media-sold reboot of the Teletubbies. Gulli’s deal covers exclusive free TV rights and non-exclusive VOD rights for online platform GulliMax, and on pay TV channel Gulli Africa in 22 sub-Saharan territories. Airing in France from early 2016, the deal also includes all territories Gulli broadcasts […]

News brief: Teletubbies to play on Family Jr.

DHX Media is using its ownership of Teletubbies to place the new television reboot (pictured) of the preschool brand on its Family Jr. channel. DHX acquired the Telebubbies as part of its deal for Ragdoll Worldwide in September 2013, and soon set up a reboot of the show with Darrall Macqueen and original series commissioner […]

CBeebies plots new show from Teletubbies creator

UK preschool channel CBeebies has commissioned a series from Teletubbies creator Anne Wood. Twirlywoos comes from Wood’s Ragdoll Productions, which is behind Teletubbies, In the Night Garden and Abney and Teal!. Wood sold the commercial division of Ragdoll to Canada’s DHX Media last year for £17.4 million (US$27.7 million), after which a reboot of Teletubbies […]

CBeebies bringing back Teletubbies

UK preschool channel CBeebies has ordered new episodes of hit series Teletubbies for the first time since in 13 years. Canada’s DHX Media and UK indie Darrall Macqueen (Baby Jake)will create 60 episodes of the show, which will feature a “refreshed and contemporary look and feel”. This will see the iconic live-action Tinky Winky, Dipsy, […]

DHX makes UK hires following Ragdoll deal

Canadian content firm DHX Media has hired a UK brand director following its £17.4 million (US$28.3 million) acquisition of Teletubbies firm Ragdoll Worldwide. Tor Bushell has joined the company from HIT Entertainment, where she was brand marketing and retail development director for Thomas & Friends. Based out of DHX’s London officer, she will oversee brands […]

DHX pays US$27.5m for Teletubbies owner Ragdoll Worldwide

Canada’s DHX Media has acquired Teletubbies and In the Night Garden owner Ragdoll Worldwide for £17.4 million (US$27.5 million). The deal for the commercial arm of UK prodco Ragdoll will be funded from a C$25 million (US$24.2 million) expansion of DHX’s debt facility and cash reserves. The deal, closed with Ragdoll Worldwide owners BBC Worldwide […]