Teletubbies Returns to Germany on KiKA


HALIFAX: DHX Media has signed an exclusive deal with ZDF to launch season one of its new Teletubbies series on KiKA in Germany, bringing the property back to German TV screens.

The Teletubbies reboot is scheduled to launch on KiKA next month. The original version of the iconic preschool show first aired in Germany in 1999. The new version of Teletubbies also follows Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po. It offers a refreshed and contemporary look and feel. The show has been picked up by 24 broadcasters worldwide, including Nickelodeon in the U.S., Family Jr. in Canada and Amazon Prime Video in the U.K., where the commissioning broadcaster is CBeebies.

Josh Scherba, the executive VP of distribution and content at DHX Media, said, “Kids are now enjoying the new Teletubbies show in more than 24 territories around the world. As we continue this global rollout, Germany is a key market, so we are thrilled that the region’s top kids’ channel, KiKA, has picked up the new series. The original Teletubbies was a huge success in Germany, and we’re building on this fantastic heritage with the new series.”