Halifax, NS – 17 June 2017 – DHX Media (or the “Company”) (TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B; NASDAQ: DHXM), a leading global children’s content and brands company, presents the second season of the beloved Teletubbies series, premiering on the Nick Jr. channel today, Monday, July 17, at 2 p.m. (ET/PT).
The returning pre-school series continues to deliver laughter, learning and fun, while also welcoming exciting changes for the iconic foursome. Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po will discover new areas of Teletubbyland, extend their friendship to the adorable Tiddlytubbies and ride on the brand new honk honk Tubby Car.
Josh Scherba, EVP of Distribution and Content at DHX Media, said: “We are delighted to have the Teletubbies return to the U.S. for season two, especially since Nick Jr.’s far-reaching network will enable kids across America to access the show during the summer holidays.”
Teletubbies continues to reflect children’s real life experiences as the four iconic characters forge meaningful bonds with their tiny friends, the Tiddlytubbies. The endearing interaction between the Teletubbies and Tiddlytubbies reinforces the positive values of nurturing, caring and love. Season two also introduces viewers to a new area of Teletubbyland, the Hidey Hup, a beautiful hidden glade where Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po discover the Tubby Bouncy, Tubby Slidey, Tubby Spinny and Tubby Uppy Downy – equipment that inspires loads of physical Teletubby fun. Season two will premiere with the episodes “Close the Gate,” where the Teletubbies accidentally leave the Tiddlytubbies’ gate open and search for missing Mi-Mi, RuRu and Baa, and “Trailer”, which takes the Noo-noo on a special Tubby Custard Ride.
Full of exploration, Teletubbies inspires confidence and curiosity in pre-schoolers, and nurtures early childhood development. First launching in March 1997, Teletubbies became one of the most successful global children’s brands of all time. It has reached more than 1 billion children to date and the original episodes have aired in over 120 territories in 45 different languages. The modernized Teletubbies series stays true to the original, but is designed to captivate today’s digital toddlers with updated elements and CGI-enhancements, introducing a contemporary twist for a new generation of pre-schoolers.
For more information, please contact:
Investor Relations: Nancy Chan-Palmateer – Director, Investor Relations, DHX Media Ltd.
Financial Media: Shaun Smith – Director, Corporate Communications, DHX Media Ltd.
Trade Media: Aimee Norman at DDA Blueprint PR
+44 (0) 20 8985 4708
Originally created in 1997, Teletubbies is one of the most successful global children’s brands of all-time. Targeted at young pre-school viewers, it has reached over 1 billion children to date. The original episodes have aired in over 120 territories in 45 different languages. Debuting on Nick Jr. in 2016, the modernized Teletubbies series stays true to the original series but is designed to captivate today’s digital toddlers with updated elements and visual CGI-enhancements. The characters now have Touch-Screen Tummies and techy gadgets, like the Tubby Phone smartphone, introducing a contemporary twist for a new generation of pre-schoolers. The multi award-winning Teletubbies encourages young children to watch television creatively, providing a safe and beneficial viewing experience.
Teletubbies is produced by DHX Media. Learn more at www.teletubbies.com
About DHX Media
DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B; NASDAQ: DHXM) is a leading children’s content and brands company, recognized globally for such high-profile properties as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, and the acclaimed Degrassi franchise. One of the world’s foremost producers of children’s shows, DHX Media owns the world’s largest independent library of children’s content, at 13,000 half-hours. It licenses its content to broadcasters and streaming services worldwide and generates royalties through its global consumer products program. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media operates one of the largest networks of children’s channels on YouTube. Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has 20 offices worldwide. Visit us at www.dhxmedia.com.
About Nick Jr.
Nick Jr., the 24-hour network from Nickelodeon dedicated to preschoolers and parents, currently reaches almost 73 million households via cable, digital cable and satellite TV. For more information or artwork, visit www.nickpress.com. Nick Jr. and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).