Channel 5 has secured the rights to broadcast Bubble Guppies in the UK.
The animated pre-school series, currently airing on Nick Jr within the UK and Ireland, will launch on Channel 5’s popular Milkshake segment from spring 2013.
Viacom International Media Networks' SVP of International Programme Sales, Caroline Beaton, said: "As an integral part of our ever-expanding animation offering which continues to be at the forefront of our client’s wishlists, Bubble Guppies has delighted audiences with its humour, music, strong storylines and animation and we are confident that the show will work swimmingly well as part of the Milkshake! schedule.
"As the perfect addition to their existing pre-school line-up, we’re in no doubt that Channel 5 will be a great home for our loveable Guppies in the UK."
Jessica Symons, Head of Children's at Channel 5, commented: "We’re delighted to welcome Bubble Guppies to Milkshake and are certain our audience will adore the vibrant characters and enjoy the fantastic music."
Nickelodeon will roll out a multi-category Bubble Guppies consumer product range in the UK in autumn/winter 2013 across publishing, toys, softwares and home entertainment.
Bubble Guppies is a musical comedy set in a vibrant 3D underwater environment, from the Emmy Award-winning team behind The Backyardigans and Little Bill.
Full list of Bubble Guppies licensees
Fisher Price – master toy
Ravensburger – puzzles
Aykroyds TDP - nightwear & underwear
Character World – bedding & furniture
Food & HBA:
Kinnerton – confectionery
Lightbody – celebration cake
Beechdean – ice cream
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