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Coolabi’s Poppy Cat heads to Milkshake in UK broadcast deal

Coolabi Group has secured a new UK broadcast deal for its popular pre-school series Poppy Cat.

The series will make its debut on Channel 5’s Milkshake this weekend, airing as part of the channel’s brand refresh and ‘All New Week.’ The series will also feature on the first Milkshake YouTube channel.

“Readers around the world have loved the Poppy Cat books and we are sure that the series will be welcomed warmly by our viewers,” said Sarah Muller, head of children’s Channel 5.

“Poppy Cat is a show dedicated to play and imagination and is a perfect addition to Milkshake.”

Co-produced by Coolabi and King rollow Films, Poppy Cat is based on the international best-selling series of award-winning books by the British illustrator and author, Lara Jones.

The book series, published by Pan Macmillan, has sold 2.5 million copies worldwide.

Jeremy Banks, chief executive, Coolabi Group, added: “We are really excited that Poppy Cat has joined Channel 5’s Milkshake and we can’t wait for a whole new generation of pre-schoolers to share the adventures of Poppy Cat.” 

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