(Toronto, Ontario) Much-loved preschool show, Teletubbies, is back with 60 newly modernized episodes — and a brand-new range of adorable plush toys featuring the iconic characters, Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po! Debuting on Family Jr. in early 2016, the new Teletubbies series (60 x 12 min. episodes) stays true to the original series but is designed to captivate the hearts and minds of today’s digital toddlers with updated elements and visual CGIenhancements.
The characters now have Touch-Screen Tummies and techy gadgets like the Tubby Phone smartphone, introducing a contemporary twist for a new generation of preschoolers.
The multi award-winning Teletubbies encourages young children to watch television creatively, providing a safe and beneficial viewing experience. With new episodes airing on Family Jr. and its French counterpart, Télémagino, Teletubbies is available on the network, OnDemand and online. New episodes of Teletubbies air on both the English and French-language networks on Mondays at 9:00AM ET, with episodes continuing to air at 9:00AM ET Tuesdays- Fridays and weekends at 8:45AM ET (Family Jr.) and 8:15AM (Télémagino). The episodes are also available at www.familyjr.ca and www.telemagino.ca, as well as to English-language viewers on the Family Channel App. Full of fun, laughter and exploration, Teletubbies inspires confidence and curiosity, and nurtures early childhood development. Join the Teletubbies as they share big hugs, play and learn in their whimsical world full of new technology, new friends and new adventures.
All-new Teletubbies toys are now available at Toys’R’Us and Walmart stores across Canada.
Originally created in 1997, Teletubbies is one of the most successful global children’s brands of all-time. Targeted at young preschool viewers, it has reached over 1 billion children to date. The original episodes have aired in over 120 territories in 45 different languages. Teletubbies is produced by DHX Media.
About DHX Media
DHX Media Ltd. (www.dhxmedia.com) is the world’s leading independent, pure-play children’s content company. A Canadian company, DHX Media is the owner of the world’s largest independent library of children’s content, at more than 11,800 halfhours, the company is recognized globally for such brands as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Make It Pop, Slugterra and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise. As a content producer and owner of intellectual property, DHX Media delivers shows that children love, licensing its content to major broadcasters and streaming services worldwide. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media also operates the largest network of children’s content on YouTube. The company’s robust consumer products program generates royalties from merchandise based on its much-loved children’s brands. Headquartered in Halifax, NS, DHX Media has offices in 15 cities globally, and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (DHX.A and DHX.B) and the NASDAQ Global Select Market (DHXM).