Gulli adds Teletubbies

France-based kids channel Gulli has acquired rights to the DHX Media-sold reboot of the Teletubbies.

Gulli’s deal covers exclusive free TV rights and non-exclusive VOD rights for online platform GulliMax, and on pay TV channel Gulli Africa in 22 sub-Saharan territories.

Airing in France from early 2016, the deal also includes all territories Gulli broadcasts in. These include Monaco, Andorra, Mauritius, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Russia, Maghreb, Near and Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, Poland, Romania, Portugal, Austria, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Albania, Slovenia, Belarus and Israel.

Caroline Cochaux, executive director in charge of broadcast and TV programmes for France and international at Gulli parent Lagardère Active said the show, which will air as part of preschool unit Guilldoo, would “perfectly fit into our schedule”.

The news comes just over a week after DHX revealed it would play the show on its upcoming Family Jr. channel. CBeebies in the UK commissioned a new run of the 2000s series after DHX acquired the underlying rights to Teletubbies through its deal for Ragdoll Worldwide.