Martha Speaks is produced by Studio B and WGBH Boston. The animated series is based on the best-selling books by Susan Meddaugh which have sold nearly one million copies in the US and have been widely translated throughout the world.
The series follows the adventures of Martha, a dog whose appetite for alphabet soup gives her the power of human speech.
Currently airing on PBS KIDS in the US, the series has also sold to a trio of Canadian broadcasters: TVO, Knowledge Network and SCN.
Controller of CBBC, Anne Gilchrist said: "I'm delighted to have Martha Speaks airing on CBBC. The series is full of great, heart warming stories and I know it will really appeal to the younger end of our audience."
Neil Court, president of DECODE Enterprises added: “We believe that Martha Speaks will be an ideal fit for CBBC’s audience and are delighted to have concluded this major broadcast deal for the series following a strong launch at MIPCOM.”