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BBC Studios adds VTech to growing global toy roster for preschool series Bluey

BBC Studios has agreed a multi-territory licensing deal with VTech to produce electronic role play toys based on its multi-award winning children’s TV property, Bluey. Marking the latest expansion of the series’ global licensing programme, VTech’s initial Bluey range will feature popular characters from the series and lines include electronic books, role …

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BBC Studios bolsters Hey Duggee toy line up with MV Sports and new launches from HTI

MV Sports has become the latest name in toys to sign up with the popular BBC Studio preschool property, Hey Duggee in a new deal to produce a range of branded scooters, ride-ons, and bikes. The first wave of product will launch at retail this autumn, joining the existing toy …

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Bluey tops the ratings on CBeebies and iPlayer during first month on its UK free to air home

Bluey has been named the top rating programme on CBeebies in April, the same month that the popular preschool series launched to its free to air home in the UK. The series also become the number one show in its time slot for 0 to six year old children, and …

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Stateside | Hit pre-school series Bluey makes play for costumes market with Disguise, Inc partnership

Bluey, the hit children’s animated TV series from Ludo Studio and BBC Studios, is making a new play for the American costume and fancy dress market, thanks to a new partnership with JAKKS Pacific’s Halloween costume division, Disguise, Inc. Under the partner, Disguise is set to design, market, manufacture, and …

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BBC Studios expands consumer products division with double appointment

BBC Studios is expanding its consumer products division with the appointment of Louise Rigby and Gaby Dior as its new licensing managers, with a focus on expanding the programmes around Bluey, Hey Duggee, BBC Earth, and Doctor Who. The pair will report to BBC Studios’ licensing director merchandise, partnerships, and …

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Sacrée Bluey! BBC Studios appoints France TV Distribution as French licensing agency for Bluey

BBC Studios has appointed France TV Distribution as its French licensing agent for the multi-award winning children’s series, Bluey across the region. It arrives as France Televisions also secured the title for France 5. Bluey is the latest to join the family of must-have properties within the France TV Distribution …

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Popular pre-school series Bluey to land on CBeebies next month with UK toy ranges to follow

The Australian smash hit kids’ series, Bluey is landing on CBeebies next month. The channel will be the first free-to-air platform in the UK to broadcast the series which is backed by BBC Studios. Under the new deal, series one of the hit animated series will air on the channel …

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BBC Studios names Andrew Carley director of global licensing to build Bluey momentum

BBC Studios has promoted licensing industry expert Andrew Carley to the newly created role of director of global licensing, as the firm looks to build on the momentum of the hit pre-school brand Bluey. In his new role, Carley will lead a five-year strategic growth plan for BBC Studios’ global …

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Sesame Workshop, WWF and LEGO take home major wins in Kidscreen Awards 2021

LEGO Duplo, WWF-UK and Sesame Workshop have been named among the winners at this year’s Kidscreen Awards, a high profile awards ceremony that celebrates the best in children’s television and digital media. Hosted by actor and comedian, Emma Hunter, this year’s awards took place virtually as the global kids entertainment …

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BBC Studios lines up five new US partners for hit kids’ series Bluey

BBC Studios has secured a raft of five new US licensing partners for the popular children’s animated TV series, Bluey, tapping the likes of Spin Master, The Bentex Group, and Jay Franco for new products. The move to bolster the IP’s US licensing programme follows the successful premiere of Bluey …

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