UK kids now have The Wiggles
Sydney, Australia: ABC Commercial is thrilled to announce completion of their deal with the TV arm of the British multinational telecommunications company BT, for a package of preschool content from Australian music royalty The Wiggles, adding to BT’s line-up of big brands for their Kids TV channel and on-demand kids’ service.
The agreement will give BT TV broadcast and streaming rights to a collection of premium content from The Wiggles catalogue including Emma Series 1 (HD 30×4’) and Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle! Series 1(HD 26×22’) plus a number of studio -recorded specials including Wiggle Pop! (HD 1×70′), Nursery Rhymes (HD 1×70′) and Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas! (HD 1×63′).
“We are so excited to be working with BT TV bringing The Wiggles to the UK said” Jessica Ellis, Head of Content Sales & Distribution, ABC Commercial “The Wiggles have had tremendous success in the region through their tours, music and merchandise, now they will be engaging preschool audiences with their many hours of fun, entertaining and educational broadcast content.”
“Lachy, Simon, Anthony and I are so excited to announce this deal. To be back on television in the UK with BT TV and be able to share our content with all of our fans there is a real thrill.” said Yellow Wiggle, Emma Watkins
The Wiggles have been successfully touring the UK since 1998 and have continued to perform and delight their fans at many legendary venues, including the Hammersmith Apollo. Since 98, The Wiggles have toured England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales selling over 50,000 ticket sales on a single tour.
You can catch all the fun on BT TV Kids now
About ABC Commercial
ABC Commercial is responsible for taking the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s screen content, services and brands to the Australian and international marketplace. From our full suite of digital services and traditional businesses, ABC Commercial extends the global reach of the ABC’s bold, compelling and entertaining content across territories and platforms. All revenue generated from our activities is reinvested into the production of the ABC’s high-quality content.
About The Wiggles
For nearly three decades, The Wiggles, the world’s most popular children’s entertainment group has educated, entertained and enriched the lives of millions of preschoolers (and their parents) all over the globe. Today generations of fans that grew up watching are sharing their love of The Wiggles with their own children. The Wiggles see things from the perspective of the child, which is the basic principle that informs their work. It is because their performances are developmentally appropriate for their young audiences, they continue to attract and involve those audiences. A staple of pop culture, The Wiggles and their songs are referenced in dozens of TV shows and movies, while The Wiggles brand has adorned nearly every product imaginable for children from sheets to shoes, to sweaters and beyond. Having sold over 30 million DVDs and CDs, and 8 million books globally, The Wiggles continue to dominate the preschool entertainment scene. Their live shows continue to sell out to audiences globally. The Wiggles videos are seen in over 190 countries around the world, and in an age where digital streaming dominates entertainment platforms, The Wiggles’ has achieved over 2 billion streams in the last two years alone. Along with original Wiggle and founder Anthony Field (The Blue Wiggle); Emma Watkins (The Yellow Wiggle), Lachy Gillespie (The Purple Wiggle), Simon Pryce (The Red Wiggle) and their Wiggly friends are poised to remain generational favourites for at least another 30 years to come!
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