Hey Duggee secures International Emmy award

Children’s hit animation Hey Duggee has been awarded with an International Emmy Kids Award during a ceremony at MIPTV in the pre-school category.

Devised by Studio AKA, Hey Duggee has gone on to be a hit with audiences on CBeebies channels.

Hey Duggee has also gone on to be sold to over 150 territories worldwide including Nick Jr in the USA, France Television, ABC Australia, SVT Sweden, Treehouse in Canada and Cartoonito Italy.

“Hey Duggee is a place for children to have fun and be energetic, encouraging learning through doing,” said Henrietta Hurford Jones, director of children’s at BBC Worldwide.

“Duggee’s unique humour means that grown up’s will enjoy too, providing a wonderful shared experience for families. Duggee is a very special show and I am thrilled with the International Emmy win.”

The series has also witnessed global growth, ranking in the top five most watched programmes on ABC Kids in 2016.

Sue Goffe, executive producer at Studio AKA, added: “We’re thrilled that our wonderful Duggee team can all feel proud of winning this prestigious International Emmy award. It truly reflects the combined efforts of many talents.”

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