Doordarshan to air Oz kids shows Bananas in Pyjamas, Giggle and Hoot

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 20 April 2015

Hit Australian pre-school children's TV show Bananas in Pyjamas has been acquired by India's state television service Doordarshan (DD).

The programme will be broadcast on DD every Sunday morning at 10.30am from 26 April, and has been preceded by some live shows in Delhi and Mumbai introducing audiences to B1, B2 and their friends from the fictional Cuddlestown.

DD National will also air another Australian kids' show Giggle and Hoot as part of its deal with producers the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

"The launch of Australia Plus Kids' programming on DD National is a joyous occasion for it would help Indians better appreciate Australia and its culture. I also look forward to ABC helping us in getting across to Australian audience to let them closely know and understand India, its heritage and its culture," said Jawhar Sircar, CEO of DD's operator, Prasar Bharati.

Bananas in Pyjamas has been sold to more than 80 countries around the world since it was first broadcast in 1992.