ABC picks up Waybuloo pre-school show

Popular TV programme also sold into Italy, Portugal, Turkey and more.
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Kids’ TV show Waybuloo has been picked up by several TV stations across the world, including ABC in the States.

The station has acquired the rights to air the 50x11 minute spin-off version of the pre-school programme, as has Zappelin in the Netherlands. 

These deals come following the success of the show in Australia, and have been struck with Zodiak Kids – Zodiak Media Group’s kids’ production and distribution arm – which holds the worldwide rights for Waybuloo.

RAI in Italy has licensed another 50 episodes of the original series, giving it a total of 150 it has access to.

Canal Panda in Portugal, Luli in Turkey and EM TV in Papa New Guinea have also acquired versions of the show. 

Karen Vermeulen, SVP for global sales and co-production at Zodiak Kids, said: “We are thrilled to be announcing more Waybuloo sales. These new and returning broadcaster deals demonstrate that Waybuloo continues to have international appeal with pre-school children worldwide.” 

Waybuloo now airs in over 80 countries worldwide. It first launched on BBC’s CBeebies in the UK in May 2009 and become one of the highest-rated pre-school shows of the time.

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