Kids' TV channel CBeebies has signed the fourth series of hit pre-school show Chuggington.
The fourth series consists of 26 ten-minute episodes and will commence from spring 2013 through to spring 2014. It is set to air on CBeebies from autumn 2013.
Chuggington is now airing in over 178 countries in 27 languages. It has strong ratings in the UK, Australia, Germany, Norway, Poland, Russia, Korea and ever-growing audiences in Japan and the US. Pre-schoolers in emerging markets will have the opportunity to watch the show throughout 2012 and 2013, as the series launches on TV for the first time in India, China and Latin America.
The show follows the adventures of three trains Wilson, Brewster and Koko.
Chuggington is owned by Ludorum plc.
Rob Lawes, chief executive, said: “We are delighted to be collaborating with CBeebies on our fourth series of Chuggington. These brand new episodes capture all the excitement of the previous stories and offer even more action and adventure which will resonate with young viewers.
“Chuggington continues to perform strongly on the UK’s leading children’s channel, CBeebies, and on pre-eminent broadcast platforms in key territories throughout the world.”
Kay Benbow, controller for CBeebies, added: “It’s lovely to see another series of Chuggington coming down the line to delight the CBeebies audience.”
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