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Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

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Wibbly Pig goes to market around the world

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, has completed sales deals around the world for new animated children's series Wibbly Pig.

The appealing new series (52 x 10') from the creators and producers of Tweenies, Wish Films, has been sold to national broadcaster ABC TV Australia, for transmission later in 2010.

TVB in Hong Kong, EBS in Korea and RTE in Eire have also licensed the show, and it will be seen throughout Africa and Latin America on CBeebies. BBC Worldwide also holds licensing and DVD rights in these territories.

Wibbly Pig, adapted by Will Brenton from the books by the award-winning author Mick Inkpen, is a warm and engaging animation for pre-schoolers. It takes children on a journey of exploration and adventure through familiar rituals such as bedtime, mealtime and games with their best friend Wibbly Pig at their side. Using logic and imagination, each episode invites the child into a simple world free from day to day limitations, and engages them in an active and interactive experience.

Commenting on the Australian acquisition, BBC Worldwide's Australian Sales Director Julie Dowding said, "ABC TV is a fantastic platform for Wibbly Pig. It is a wonderfully engaging new property and I know that it will resonate with pre-schoolers in Australia and around the world."

"This is a very special show," added Tim Brooke-Hunt, Executive Head of Children's Entertainment at ABC TV. "I am pleased to be able to bring the creativity and originality of Wibbly Pig to young Australian audiences."

Wibbly Pig is a Wish Films / 9 Story Entertainment Inc co-production for the BBC.

Louise Alley

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