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Olly the Little White Van gains new broadcast deal

Published on: 19th June 2013

Olly the Little White Van will significantly boost its viewership in the UK following a new broadcast deal with Milkshake on Channel 5.Olly-village-scene300

The channel has acquired two brand new series (26 x 5) of Olly the Little White Van and will launch on Channel 5 in Autumn 2013. Created and developed in the UK by independent production company Ideas at Work Ltd, the new 26 episodes will be the third and fourth series in its portfolio, taking the programming slate up to 70 episodes.

Henry Becket, founder of Ideas at Work and creator of Olly the Little White Van, commented: “With a long history of partnership-building, we are thrilled that Olly has found a home at Milkshake and where together, we can really build on creating a show that audiences can engage with and of which we can be proud. We continue to invest in the brand to create the best marketing framework, be it social media or digital applications, alongside strong programming that features great animation, rich characters and fantastic story lines that children around the world can relate to.”

Jessica Symons, head of Children’s Channel 5 Milkshake, added: “We are really excited to have Olly the Little White Van join the Milkshake family on Channel 5. The show’s high quality animation, fantastic characters and great stories are sure to be a big hit with the Milkshake audience.”

Hornby Hobbies is the international master toy partner for Olly the Little White Van. The new series launches on Milkshake on Channel 5 Autumn 2013. For further information, visit www.ollythelittlewhitevan.com or www.channel5.com/milkshake.

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