SERIES RETURNS JULY 17 FOLLOWED BY THE SEASON 2 PREMIERE OF TWIRLYWOOS
Toronto, 6 July 2017 – Even more “Big Hugs” are coming to Family Jr. this summer as the beloved Teletubbies return for a second season filled with laughter, learning and fun. The new season brings exciting changes for the iconic foursome – Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po – who discover new areas of Teletubbyland, extend their friendship to the adorable Tiddlytubbies and ride on the brand new honk honk Tubby Car. Season two premieres on Monday, July 17 at 8 a.m. ET, ushering in a brand new episode of Twirlywoos, which also returns for its sophomore season.
Teletubbies season two premieres July 17 on Family Jr.
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Teletubbies continues to reflect children’s real life experiences as the four iconic characters forge meaningful bonds with their tiny friends, the Tiddlytubbies. The lovable interaction between the Teletubbies and Tiddlytubbies reinforces the positive values of nurturing, caring and love. Season two also introduces viewers to a new area of Teletubbyland, the Hidey Hup, a beautiful hidden glade where Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po discover the Tubby Bouncy, Tubby Slidey and Tubby Spinny – equipment that inspires loads of physical Teletubby fun. Although the Hidey Hup is over the hills and far away, the Teletubbies have their brand new honk honk Tubby Car to get them there!
Familiar faces continue to join the Family Jr. lineup as the animated series Twirlywoos returns for its second season on Monday, July 17 at 8:15 am ET. These little creatures interact with the real world while learning everyday concepts such as through or underneath. Led by their curiosity, the Twirlywoos explore these notions, creating silly fun and surprises along the way. Following their season premieres, new episodes of Teletubbies and Twirlywoos will continue to air every Monday throughout the summer.
For those who can’t get enough of the Teletubbies, FamilyJr.ca has games, printouts, videos and activities that are sure to keep preschoolers busy! New episodes of Teletubbies will also be offered on The Family Channel App and Family OnDemand, as they become available weekly, beginning July 17.
Originally created in 1997, Teletubbies is one of the most successful global children’s brands of all-time. Targeted at young preschool viewers, it has reached over 1 billion children to date. The original episodes have aired in over 120 territories in 45 different languages. Debuting on Family Jr. in 2016, the modernized Teletubbies series stays true to the original, but is designed to captivate today’s digital toddlers with updated elements and visual CGI-enhancements. The characters now have Touch-Screen Tummies and techy gadgets, like the Tubby Phone smartphone, introducing a contemporary twist for a new generation of preschoolers. The multi award-winning Teletubbies encourages young children to watch television creatively, providing a safe and beneficial viewing experience. Teletubbies is produced by DHX Media.
Family Jr. is a premium, multiplatform channel available to English-language subscribers across Canada. Committed to capturing young minds and engaging young hearts, Family Jr., and its complementary French service, Télémagino, inspires imagination and make-believe at every turn with renowned Canadian series and popular preschool brands. Ensuring access is available to subscribers when they want it, where they want it, Family Jr. is also available through Family Jr. OnDemand and Family Jr. Online at no additional cost. Visit us at FamilyJr.ca.
About DHX Television
DHX Television is composed of Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino, and is part of DHX Media Ltd., a leading creator, producer, marketer and broadcaster of family entertainment. Dedicated to celebrating family fun, DHX Television delivers best-in-class programming through premium subscriptions and its original production mandate, and creates and produces captivating in-market events that appeal to Canadian families. DHX Television is home to world-renowned series including The Next Step, Degrassi: Next Class and Teletubbies. DHX Media Ltd. has offices globally, and is traded on the NASDAQ and Toronto Stock Exchange.
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