WDRmg Sends Gigglebug to the U.K.


WDR mediagroup (WDRmg) has licensed Gigglebug Entertainment’s animated preschool series Gigglebug to Channel 5 in the U.K. for Milkshake’s new YouTube channel.

Gigglebug follows a forest creature as he shows his animal friends how anything can be accomplished with a positive attitude. As of today, the first five episodes are available for streaming on Milkshake!’s newly launched YouTube channel, with two new episodes slated for release on a weekly basis. Viewers will also be able to access the series on the block’s official website.

Gigglebug is just hilarious and we are so happy to be able to share it with the Milkshake! audience,” said Sarah Muller, the head of children’s at Channel 5. “The Milkshake! YouTube channel should provide an ideal platform for the property as U.K. families can enjoy episodes of this unique series.”

Stefanie Fischer, the head of content at WDRmg, noted: “Starting a new YouTube channel with Gigglebug fits perfectly to the brand, as it originated in the digital world. This kind of distribution by Channel 5 is a great opportunity for the series to expand on the existing fan base in the English-speaking territories.”

Anttu Harlin, CEO and producer at Gigglebug Entertainment, added: “We’re thrilled to bring the utterly positive world of Gigglebug to the U.K. At its heart, Gigglebug began as a digital brand, so we can’t think of a better U.K. home than the exciting new Milkshake! online channels. It’s already become a firm family favorite across Finland and we have no doubt that kids and families across the U.K. will also fall in love with the show and share magical moments of giggles.”