have broadband adventure with AOL
Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po are set for an Internet adventure as
Teletubbies goes broadband.
Worldwide and AOL have signed a new agreement that will bring young
children in the UK groundbreaking broadband content to complement
the hugely popular Teletubbies TV series. Teletubbies' content will
go live on AOL Broadband on 17 July.
the first time more than 50 video on demand segments from the series
will be made available on broadband, following the signing of the
agreement. Specially built from existing material, the content on
AOL will initially offer three hours of Teletubbies' video segments,
supported by games, to pre-school children, older siblings and adult
carers. New video segments will be added fortnightly.
Crane, BBC Worldwide's Director of Commercial Broadband and Interactive
TV, commenting on the new agreement said; "This new service
is exactly the kind of top quality content that broadband needs
to drive take-up. Extending a major brand in this way allows users
access to wonderful video any time of the day. We are delighted
to be launching Teletubbies broadband with AOL, and we are looking
forward to rolling out the product in the UK and other territories,
and with other partners around the world."
Condron, head of broadband content at AOL UK, added, "We provide
the best online content for all the family and are delighted to
add Teletubbies video and great interactive features. This new product
helps AOL Broadband members develop the keyboard skills of young
children in a safe and stimulating environment. It's one of a range
of new content products and services we will be delivering to our
members in the coming months, ensuring AOL Broadband continues to
be the most exciting and compelling broadband service available."
AOL is the leading online interactive services provider to the UK,
with more than two million members. AOL offers a range of online
interactive services in the UK, including flat rate, broadband and
mobile, as well as unrivalled content and community for all the
family. Members spend more than one hour a day online on average,
enjoying access to AOL's 23 channels of online content, from Entertainment
and News to Parenting, Shopping and Your Money, as well as email
and the Internet. All AOL members in the UK have access to freephone
customer support. The AOL service is provided to UK subscribers
by AOL Europe Services SARL, a company in the AOL group, based in
Luxembourg. AOL (UK) Limited is part of AOL Europe, a business unit
of America Online, Inc., which is the world's leading interactive
services company with more than 34 million members worldwide. America
Online, Inc. is a division of AOL Time Warner, the world's leading
media and entertainment company.