Premium children's animation scores for BBC Worldwide

DetailsEditor | 23 February 2015

The main commercial arm of the BBC, BBC Worldwide has revealed what it calls a raft of international sales for two animated pre-school series Hey Duggee and Nelly & Nora.

DuggeeBoth series are due to broadcast on CBeebies global channels across Australia, South Africa, Poland, Pan-Asia and Latin America. Designed to allow children to discover that the weather outside is something to be embraced and enjoyed, Nelly & Nora will now air on NHK in Norway, Finland's YLE, SVT of Sweden, RUV's Iceland and Česká Televize in the Czech Republic.

For its part, Hey Duggee — encouraging children to actively solve problems by moving, jumping, running and skipping — will be shown on France Television, YLE in Finland, NRK in Norway, SVT in Sweden, RUV in Iceland and RTE in Ireland.

"Both parents and children love being immersed in the colourful worlds of programmes like Sarah & Duck, Hey Duggee, and now Nelly & Nora," said Henrietta Hurford-Jones, director of children's content at BBC Worldwide commenting on the deals for the animation series. "They share a rich depth of imagination and skilful storytelling that captivates audiences both young and old all around the world."