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Abbey Home Media Group Goes Public with Wide Eye

Abbey Home Media Group presented the multimedia launch of the WIDE EYE television series at this years MIPCOM. Co-produced with the BBC and made by the BAFTA award-winning King Rollo Films, the 26x10 2D animation series is due to air on CBeebies and CBeebies on BBC Two this fall. The educational preschool series features animal characters and music plus voiceovers from actors such as Jane Horrocks (LITTLE VOICE).

Ian Miles, chairman and ceo of Abbey Home Media, said, We are delighted to be at MIPCOM with what we believe is our most exciting ever roster of properties. With products such as WIDE EYE spearheading a portfolio of entertaining and original childrens programming, we are confident that this market will be a great success for Abbey.

Other properties Abbey Home Media brought to MIPCOM include:

LOST IN THE SNOW, co-produced with Carlton Television, is a 30-minute animated Christmas special featuring the voices of Hugh Laurie (STUART LITTLE) and Helen Baxendale (COLD FEET). The show was created by award-winning Honeycomb Animation. When Lily goes out to play in the snow, she leaves her special friend Teddy on the window ledge and soon enough Teddy is whisked away on a roller coaster adventure.

TEDDY TRUCKS (13x5) is based on the best-selling books by award-winning author and illustrator, Michelle Cartledge. The series was developed in conjunction with BBC Children's Television. The show follows a bear's transport company and its busy team of drivers.

BUMP (26x5) is a preschool series telling the story of Bump, a little elephant who is always accidentally bumping into things. The show is written by Christopher James and directed by Dennis Hooper.

MACDONALD'S FARM is a collection of animal stories co-produced with GMTV, and based on internationally popular themes.

BABY BRIGHT (1 x 42, 1 x 30) was developed in conjunction with Professor Annette Karmiloff-Smith, head of the neurocognitive development unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital, one of the worlds leading authorities in baby development. Geared toward babies, the program is full of attractive colors, movement, objects and music.

Ian and Anne Miles, the co-founders of the Abbey Home Media Group, have spent 13 years working with television broadcasters to develop award-winning television programming. The company is recognized as one of the U.K.s most vibrant forces in international children's productions.

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