WDR MediaGroup has added "Gigglebug," from the Finnish production company Gigglebug Entertainment, to the portfolio of children's content it is presenting at MIPTV this week in Cannes, France.
Starring a little bug with an irresistible laugh that has a knack for turning around sticky situations and helping his friends apply their talents, the series is based on a preschool app of the same name that is currently available in 34 countries worldwide. The 26x5 TV series will is targeted to children ages 3- to 6-years-old and will be available for broadcast in April 2016.
"We're thrilled to add this fantastic new show to our portfolio of high-quality children's content," says Stefanie Fischer, head of content, program exploitation, WDRmg. "There's one thing all children love, no matter where they come from–they all love laughing. That's why we're convinced that the original and lovingly designed ‘Gigglebug’ TV series can really build on the app's success."