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Nickelodeon snaps up US broadcast and on-demand rights to new Teletubbies

New series heads to Nick Jr while the original series will air on the firm's Noggin service.
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DHX Media has signed a significant deal for Teletubbies with Nickelodeon picking up US broadcast and on-demand rights to the new series for its Nick Jr. channel.

The new series has been commissioned by CBeebies in the UK. 

Nickelodeon has also taken all 365 classic Teletubbies episodes from the original series for Noggin, its new mobile subscription service for pre-schoolers.

“There has been overwhelming international interest in the new Teletubbies series, and appetite for the classic episodes remains exceptionally strong," said Josh Scherba, SVP distribution at DHX Media.

"With Nickelodeon on board for the US, as well as CBeebies in the UK and further deal announcements pending, we are building incredibly strong foundations for the next-generation Teletubbies.”

Teletubbies has reached over one billion children to date and the original episodes have aired in over 120 territories in 45 different languages.

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