Television

BBC Worldwide announces global sales for 'In the Night Garden'







MUMBAI: BBC Worldwide ? the commercial arm of UK pubcaster the BBC - has announced that In the Night Garden, the UK pre-school programme from Ragdoll Productions, has been sold to Gulli and Tiji in France, taking the total TV sales so far to 24 countries including Canada, Australia and Spain.



BBC Worldwide MD children‘s and licensing Neil Ross Russell says, "France is a really important territory to us and these sales enable us to open up additional platforms to launch our merchandising, publishing and DVD plans. These, in turn, provide valuable revenue to be invested back in to programming and services at the BBC."



BBC Worldwide adds that In the Night Garden has triumphed with high ratings, awards and press accolades since its launch in Spring 2007. It was the fastest growing new toy property in 2007, beating other newcomer High School Musical and is valued at ?10.8 million.



To date the property has sold over half a million DVDs and over 1.5 million books. Hasbro‘s Blanket Time Igglepiggle scooped the prestigious Toy of the Year award and scored exceptional sales success in the run up to Christmas in 2007.



In France, In the Night Garden launched on Gulli, a children‘s channel jointly owned by the France T?l?visions public service group and the Lagard?re group. The pre-school show will broadcast every morning. Tiji, a pre-school channel owned by Lagard?re, will broadcast the programme every day.


A mid-September launch in Spain is already proving a ratings success. After just 18 broadcasts on public service broadcaster TVE, the channel has reported an almost 25 per cent audience share for the programme.



In Europe In the Night Garden has also been sold to Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Denmark, Serbia, Sweden, Lithuania.



The programme has also sold to the Middle East including Iran and Israel, South Africa and India where it airs on CBeebies.



Recent sales deals of the show in Asia include the media company Everyshow in Korea, Malaysia on RTM and Singapore on Kids Central as well as to Hong Kong and Taiwan.



Launched on ABC1 in Australia this April, In the Night Garden enjoys an average of 25 per cent audience share each morning. Hasbro toy sales in the region recently surpassed Thomas the Tank Engine and Dora the Explorer toy sale.



Publishing is proving equally strong with 11 book titles selling-through 121,000 units since hitting the shelves in June***, with more than 45,000 DVD units sold-through since initial release in early August.


In the Night Garden launched on Canada‘s Treehouse in February 2008. The show airs everyday. Hasbro and Penguin launched new product to market in the Summer. The programme has also sold to Trinidad in South America.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/15/hockey.jpg?itok=CCftHmln
Doordarshan now wants all matches of men’s hockey WC

Even as TV sports channels are wracking their brains as part of a public consultation to justify why proposed tweaking of rules relating to mandatory sharing of signals of sporting events is not a good idea, the Indian government has gone ahead to notify hockey World Cup for sharing with the...

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/15/balaji.jpg?itok=osia3roz
Balaji Telefilms reports higher programming hours and better realisation

The Ektaa Kapoor-led Balaji Telefilms Ltd reported a consolidated profit from continuing operations of Rs 7.1 crore for the quarter ended 30 September 2018 (Q2 2019, quarter or period under review) as compared to a loss of Rs 22 crore for Q2 2018 and a loss of Rs 0.6 crore in the immediate trailing...

Television Production House Post Production
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/14/aaj-tak.jpg?itok=Wi61qSr1
3rd Sahitya Aaj Tak India’s largest Hindi Literature Festival promises a grander & a bigger show

Aaj Tak, India’s No. 1 Hindi news channel with over 25 crore viewers (Source: BARC, TG:2+,Mkt:HSM, Period: W29'18-W32'18,) kicks-off the third edition of its annual mega Hindi literature festival - Sahitya AajTak .

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/14/children.jpg?itok=0w-PSLPz
Excitement Tenfold as Nickelodeon India Brings a Week of fun to celebrate children’s day

The memories that we make as children always set path for the adult in us.  Nickelodeon, India’s leading kids’ entertainment franchise by Viacom18

Television TV Channels Kids
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/14/animal-planet.jpg?itok=GK2QBFXl
The Irwin Family -Terri, Bindi and Robert - come home to Animal Planet in ‘CRIKEY! IT’S THE IRWINS’ which premiers in India on November 15 at 9 PM IST

Lace up your boots because you’re about to embark on the journey of a lifetime with the family that’s bringing khaki back.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/14/aib.jpg?itok=V7Hl7Z48
OBESITY AMONG DIABETICS ON THE RISE IN URBAN INDIA, new study finds

MUMBAI: A new study on type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients in India finds that obesity among diabetics is on the rise. The same study also revealed that majority of patients prefer to have fewer large meals as opposed to more frequent small meals which are more diabetes friendly The results are part of...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/14/powerpuff.jpg?itok=apUe6L69
Cartoon Network celebrates 20 years of heroic supremacy of The Powerpuff Girls in November

Cartoon Network, home to the three fabulous superhero sisters, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup rings in 20 glorious years of ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ this November. Cartoon Network India along

Television TV Channels Kids
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/14/eros.jpg?itok=DHq91esu
Eros International acquires highly anticipated Telugu film Amar Akbar Anthony

Eros International Media Ltd, a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, in association with Mythri Movie Makers will be releasing Telugu action entertainer Amar Akbar Anthony.

Television TV Channels Music and Youth
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/14/Republic-TV.jpg?itok=OJBUea4v
Republic TV continues to dominate English news genre: BARC week 44

In the Hindi news (U+R) genre, Zee News climbed two slots to the third position in week 44 of BARC ratings. Aaj Tak yet again stood on top in all the three genres. Republic TV continues its dominating streak in the English news genre.

Television TV Channels Viewership

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories