Moonbug Entertainment partners with Virgin Media to expand kids’ programming in the UK

Moonbug Entertainment is partnering with Virgin Media to expand its children’s programming across the UK. Under the partnership, ten new shows will air on Virgin Media’s TV platform, starting with a roll out from mid October.

The children’s programming set to air includes Blippi, Little Baby Bum, Playtime with Twinkle, Go Buster, Toddler Fun Learning, Digley and Dazey, Dr Poppy, Supa Strikas, My Magic Pet Morphle and Gecko’s Garage.

“We couldn’t be more delighted to enter this strategic partnership with Virgin Media, one of the leading platforms in the UK,” said Nicolas Eglau, head of EMEA and APAC at Moonbug.

“Brands like Blippi and Morphle have become household names in the UK and by bringing them to Virgin Media customers, even more families will have the opportunity to enjoy these blockbuster titles. We look forward to working with Virgin Media on bringing more Moonbug shows to their viewers in the future.”

David Bouchier, chief digital entertainment officer at Virgin Media, added: “We’re constantly looking for ways to expand our kids offer and we’re very pleased to add Moonbug’s impressive range of popular children’s characters for our customers.

“Not only will families gain access to more than ten new franchises, but they’ll have exclusive access to new episodes of Blippe before anyone else, from November 2nd.”

Blippi is the most recent program to join Moonbug’s impressive lineup. Through singing, dancing, and exploring, Blippi helps children understand the world around them and encourages vocabulary development. Virgin Media exclusively gets a selection of new Blippi episodes for one month before they air on other platforms in the UK.

My Magic Pet Morphle, an animation show loved by children aged aged three to six, follows Little Mila and her magical pet Morphle as they turn playtime into a series of fun and educational adventures while teaching themes of friendship, problem-solving and creativity.

Gecko’s Garage is a show about friendly neighbourhood mechanic Gecko and his team of clumsy robot Mechanicals who together help any vehicle in need. Whether it’s a bus with a leaky oil tank, or a goldfish trapped in an exhaust, they’ll always try their very best and get the job done.

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