Moonbug Entertainment Ltd., one of the largest digital media companies in the world, is partnering with Virgin Media to expand its children’s programming in the United Kingdom. Ten new shows will air on Virgin Media’s TV platform starting in mid-October.
The programs set to air include Blippi, Little Baby Bum, Playtime with Twinkle, Go Buster, Toddler Fun Learning, Digley and Dazey, Dr Poppy, Supa Strikas, My Magic Pet Morphle and Gecko’s Garage.
“We couldn’t be more delighted to enter this strategic partnership with Virgin Media, one of the leading platforms in the UK,” said Nicolas Eglau, Head of EMEA & APAC at Moonbug. “Brands like Blippi and Morphle have become household names in the UK and by bringing them to Virgin Media customers, even more families will have the opportunity to enjoy these blockbuster titles. We look forward to working with Virgin Media on bringing more Moonbug shows to their viewers in the future.”
“We’re constantly looking for ways to expand our kids offer and we’re very pleased to add Moonbug’s impressive range of popular children’s characters for our customers,” said David Bouchier, Chief Digital Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media. “Not only will families gain access to more than ten new franchises, but they’ll have exclusive access to new episodes of Blippi before anyone else, from November 2nd.”
Blippi is the most recent program to join Moonbug’s impressive lineup. Through singing, dancing, and exploring, Blippi helps children understand the world around them and encourages vocabulary development. Virgin Media exclusively gets a selection of new Blippi episodes for one month before they air on other platforms in the UK. Through this partnership, Moonbug is bringing the hugely popular show to the UK so more children can go on a learning adventure.
My Magic Pet Morphle, an animation show loved by children aged 3-6, follows Little Mila and her magical pet Morphle as they turn playtime into a series of fun and educational adventures while teaching themes of friendship, problem-solving and creativity.
Gecko’s Garage is a show about friendly neighborhood mechanic Gecko and his team of clumsy robot Mechanicals who together help any vehicle in need. Whether it’s a bus with a leaky oil tank, or a goldfish trapped in an exhaust, they’ll always try their very best and get the job done.
For more information about the other shows, please visit: moonbug.com/shows.
Virgin is the latest company to forge a relationship with Moonbug, who has also brokered partnership deals with 100+ streaming platforms on a local and global scale, including Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV, Sky, Tencent and Roku, and has category-leading viewership on YouTube and Amazon Prime Video.