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Moonbug Entertainment Expands UK Programming with Virgin Media

Popular kids’ animated series ‘Gecko’s Garage’ and ‘Digley and Dazey’ are among 10 new series coming to the digital platform in mid-October.

Digital media company, Moonbug Entertainment Ltd., has teamed up 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,” commented Moonbug head of EMEA & APAC, Nicolas Eglau. “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,” added Virgin Media chief digital entertainment officer, David Bouchier. “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 2nd November.”

Blippi is the most recent program to join Moonbug’s lineup. Through singing, dancing, and exploring, the series helps children understand the world around them and encourages vocabulary development. Virgin Media will get a selection of new Blippi episodes for one month before they air on other platforms in the UK. 

My Magic Pet Morphle, an animated series geared to 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 is a bus with a leaky oil tank, or a goldfish trapped in an exhaust, they will always try their very best and get the job done.  

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.

Source: Moonbug Entertainment