The deal follows the success of the current partnership and covers new episodes of CoComelon and new IPs including Blippi Wonders.
Moonbug Entertainment has announced a new agreement with BBC to share new content and IPs with its audiences.
The agreement includes the relicense and new episodes of CoComelon as well as Digley and Dazey. It also includes new IPs to the BBC such as Blippi Wonders, Little Baby Bum, Gecko’s Garage and Lellobee City Farm which will be available on BBC iPlayer. Gecko’s Garage will also be available on CBeebies, the BBC’s free-to-air pre-school children’s channel.
The agreement marks the first public service partnership for Blippi Wonders in Europe and the show will be available on the BBC from September 2022.
“We are thrilled to extend our partnership with the world’s most respected public service broadcaster and bring more Moonbug content to delight families across the UK,” said Gina Costelloe, senior director of Distribution & Content Partnerships EMEA, Moonbug Entertainment. “Since our initial agreement last year, viewership has been strong and we look forward to seeing how our partnership continues to grow.”
Moonbug, part of Candle Media, specialises in creating and acquiring IP and turning it into global entertainment franchises, by rapidly scaling the brand using data to increase and enhance the content, distribute broadly across Moonbug’s vast global distribution network, and creating new avenues for interaction through licensing and merchandising, original productions, and brand partnerships.
Moonbug’s shows are on more than 150 platforms globally, including YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Sky, Super RTL, BBC iPlayer, HBO Max, Tencent, Youku and Roku. The company’s YouTube channels are viewed over 9b times on average every month globally and has more than 440m subscribers. Its portfolio currently stands at 29 IPs and 100+ brand partners and is available in 32 languages.