Entertainment One has chosen NOGGIN as the U.S. home for PEPPA PIG, the U.K. preschool animated series that has gone on to international success in over 160 territories. NOGGIN, the 24-hour, commercial-free educational preschool network from Nickelodeon, has acquired U.S. broadcast rights to the first 52-episode series of PEPPA PIG with an option on all future series and one-off specials.
PEPPA PIG, a series of short segments, was first broadcast in the U.K. on Channel 5 in June 2004, followed by Nick Jr. in July of the same year. In the U.K., PEPPA PIG is consistently one of the highest-rated shows on both Five's preschool audience strand "Milkshake" and on Nick Jr., the number-one rated preschool channel in the U.K.
Internationally, PEPPA PIG is sold to over 50 broadcasters, spanning more than 160 territories and translated into 25 languages. The series has consistently garnered top-five ratings in France (No. 1 new preschool show on France 5), Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Australia, where territory-specific licensing programs are proving extremely successful.
PEPPA PIG consists of more than 100 episodes over two series, with Peppa's first-ever Christmas Special airing in '07, and a third series scheduled for production in '08.
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