The Wiggles

Wiggles arrive at Universal Kids & Treehouse

The US’s Universal Kids and Treehouse in Canada have bought rights to the latest series from Australian kids band The Wiggles. The separate multi-year licence deals hand NBCUniversal (NBCU)’s Universal Kids and Corus Entertainment’s Canuck cable channel, Treehouse, rights to range of Wiggles TV shows. The deals come ten months after ABC Commercial, the sales […]

ABC Commercial bags full Wiggles rights

The commercial arm of Australian pubcaster the ABC has taken full catalogue rights to programming, video music from children’s entertainment group The Wiggles. The agreement, described as a “multimillion dollar five-year license deal” hands ABC Commercial distribution rights to future releases and back catalogue content. Platform rights covered include CD, DVD, EST, TVOD, SVOD, mobile […]

New kids block launching on Irish TV

The 3e free TV channel will launch a new kids block and has acquired series including Teletubbies and The Wiggles (pictured). 3e is a youth-skewed free-to-air channel and part of the Liberty Global-backed TV3 group. The new 3Kids strand kicks off on June 27 and will run seven days a week from 7am to 10am […]

News brief: Hulu takes SVOD Wiggles rights

Hulu has taken exclusive rights to live-action kids series The Wiggles. The US streaming and catch-up service will exclusively launch Ready Steady Wiggle series two in the US as well as 104 earlier episodes of the series, which is distributed by Australia’s ABC Commercial. The Wiggles managing director, Paul Field, said: “The Wiggles have spent the […]

HBO, Showtime deals for Presto as Stan taps ABC

Australian on-demand services Presto and Stan have both scored new programming deals. The deals come as Australia’s on-demand market adapts to a number of new services launching in the territory in recent months, and ahead of the upcoming launch of Netflix. Presto’s deals hand the Foxtel-owned SVOD service HBO programming including The Sopranos, Entourage, The […]