BBC Worldwide brings content with global superstar influencers DanTDM and Max & Harvey to MIPJunior 2017
Digital technology is presenting new opportunities for the creation of children’s programmes and we are delighted to be bringing huge online talent, such as DanTDM and Max & Harvey Mills, to international buyers.Paul Hembury, Executive Producer for BBC Worldwide
DanTDM: On Tour (1 x 30) is a BBC Worldwide commission starring international YouTube sensation and gaming legend DanTDM, one of the world’s top 20 YouTube creators. DanTDM takes viewers on a fun-filled adventure, along with his pugs Ellie and Darcie, and characters Dr Trayaurus and Craig the Mailman, as he tries to save the day by defeating his arch-enemy, Evil Dan. DanTDM: On Tour was filmed at the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, London, as part of DanTDM’s world tour, which was a massive sell-out success with over 250,000 tickets sold. DanTDM: On Tour will also be available to UK audiences on DVD from 20 November and was Amazon’s biggest day-one DVD pre-order of the year to date.
The fourteen-year-old Musers (the name given to the stars of Musical.ly, the hugely popular social media music app with over 220 million global users) Max and Harvey have one of the biggest accounts in the world, with over 4 million subscribers. The twin brothers have also garnered over 11 millionviews on their YouTube channel, which features their debut song, ‘One More Day in Love’. They were also nominated for “Muser of the Year” at the 2017 Shorty Awards in New York. Despite their meteoric rise to online fame their dream is to make the huge leap from online celebrities to international music stars. Max and Harvey (In A Show) is a two programme series (2 x 30)charting a year in the life of the boys’ phenomenal career. The content will also air on CBBC’s (the BBC’s Children’s TV service) critically acclaimed My Life strand this Autumn. An extended version of the programme (1 x 75), which will be available to own on DVD in the the UK from 30 October, will be available to buyers at MIPJunior 2017 as well. Sassy Films co-produce Max and Harvey (In A Show) with CBBC and BBC Worldwide.
Executive Producer for BBC Worldwide, Paul Hembury said: “Digital technology is presenting new opportunities for the creation of children’s programmes and we are delighted to be bringing huge online talent, such as DanTDM and Max & Harvey Mills, to international buyers.”
In addition to Max and Harvey (In A Show),BBC Worldwide will bring hit CBBC series The Next Step (Series 5), The Bagel & Becky Show, Jamie Johnson and Horrible Histories (Series 7 & Specials) to the market, as well as many much-loved CBeebies shows, like brand-new Go Jetters (Series 2), which launched on CBeebies last week, Hey Duggee (Series 2) and Sarah & Duck (Series 3).
For more information, please contact:
Frances Cherry-Becker, BBC Worldwide
+44 (0)208 433 3460
Notes to Editors:
The Next Step Series 5 (24 x 20)
The return of the award-winning reality-style drama following the ups and downs of a tight-knit team of dancers battling to become the best of the best. Series 5 sees a new chapter opening for The Next Step dance studio. The studio is expanding and attracting a lot of fresh faces – which means the dancers are looking to step up their game. As The Next Step’s elite dancers strive to strike a balance between individual talent and dedicated teamwork, how far are they prepared to go to make it to the top?
Becky & Bagel (52 x 11 / 26 x 22)
Nothing ever goes to plan in this offbeat animated comedy show. Fast-paced, edgy and unpredictable, the series follows the crazy adventures of a mismatched brother and sister– who just happen to be a dog & cat. Bagel & Becky always start with the best intentions, but they usually manage to create an insane amount of chaos! Whether finding a secret frozen cave in the corner store freezer, or travelling back in time on a merry-go-round at the park, this kooky pair will do whatever it takes to get home in time for Mom’s famous pancake dinner.
Jamie Johnson (28 x 13)
Jamie Johnson lives and breathes soccer. He has the potential to become a professional player – but life off the pitch is more complicated. Dealing with a new home, a new school and an absentee father are hard enough, but now he faces his biggest challenge yet - himself. Does Jamie have the maturity as well as the talent to focus on his game & make his dream of being scouted by his favourite team a reality? Based on the best-selling series of books and featuring famous cameos from the sporting world, this is an action packed drama for all.
Horrible Histories Series 7 & Specials (15 x 30)
The return of the multi-award-winning series that presents a hilarious take on world history with all the horrible bits left in. Historically correct and hugely entertaining, this latest series looks at some of the world’s greatest explorers, inventors and artists and turns the spotlight on history’s most ridiculous romantics. A hugely-talented ensemble of comic actors and special guest stars put a comedy spin on history’s dirty deeds, famous events and quirky characters.
Go Jetters Series 2 (52 x 11)
The hit preschool geography adventure show is back with even more comedy, teamwork and funky facts about amazing landmarks around the world. Xuli, Kyan, Lars and Foz visit all new locations from Central Park in New York to Machu Picchu, China to Japan, Mali and beyond, with their groovy guide Ubercorn helping save the day from the meddling mischief of Grandmaster Glitch. Set your coordinates for a very special location too - The Go Jet Academy: our heroes’ top-secret training ground.
Hey Duggee Series 2 (52 x 7)
Meet Duggee, a big lovable dog who runs a club for pre-schoolers that inspires children to have fun, be energetic, explore and – most of all – to do things! Each episode starts with Duggee welcoming the Squirrels, a bunch of curious little characters. This marks the start of laughter and learning as they discover new things about the world around them, all under the patient guidance of Duggee who rewards them with a squirrel activity badge - which they proudly show to their parents when they are picked up at the end of the day.
Sarah & Duck Series 3 (40 x 7)
Sarah and her loud, quacky friend Duck are back for a whole new series of fun and heartfelt adventures as they explore the world around them in unusual ways. BAFTA award-winning and much loved by viewers, this enchanting series follows the pair as they embark on simple but imaginative adventures. Joined in Series 3 by their quirky friends including John & Flamingo, Scarf Lady & Bag, Moon and Umbrella, Sarah & Duck's latest adventures include their first train ride, a visit to the Planetarium Aquarium and an unusual musical cinema experience.
About BBC Worldwide
BBC Worldwide is a principal commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Its vision is to build the BBC’s brands, audiences, commercial returns and reputation across the world. This is achieved through investing in, commercialising and showcasing content from the BBC around the world, in a way that is consistent with BBC standards and values. The business also champions British creativity globally.
In 2016/17 BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £157.3 and headline sales of £1,059.9m and returned £210.5m to the BBC.
For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review webpage: bbcworldwide.com/annual-review/.
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