ABC Commercial extends agreement with Corus Entertainment to bring more programming from The Wiggles to Canada

ABC Commercial extends agreement with Corus Entertainment to bring more programming from The Wiggles to Canada

 

ABC Commercial today announced it has extended its agreement with Canadian based media company Corus Entertainment to bring more of The Wiggles’ acclaimed pre-school programming to Corus’ preschool cable television channel Treehouse.

The new license agreement will give Corus exclusive broadcast rights to a collection of recently released and upcoming content from The Wiggles’ television catalogue, including the premiere of the group’s upcoming TV series Emma! Series 2.

Corus will also have exclusive rights to countless studio-recorded specials from The Wiggles’ catalogue, including The Emma & Lachy Show, Wiggle Pop! and The Wiggles’ Big Ballet Day, in addition to non-exclusive rights to their celebrated special Nursery Rhymes 2 – all of which will broadcast on the company’s Treehouse cable TV channel and on the digital Treehouse app later in 2019.

“ABC Commercial is pleased to further extend our partnership with Corus Entertainment,” said Jessica Ellis, Head of Content Sales & Distribution, ABC Commercial. “The Wiggles have had tremendous success touring in Canada and their programming has rated extremely well on Treehouse over the last two years. We’re very excited for what the future holds in the territory.”

“Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony are just thrilled to be bringing even more of The Wiggles iconic entertainment to families across Canada,” said Paul Field, Managing Director of The Wiggles. “Our new agreement with Corus ensures our Canadian fans will see the latest and greatest from The Wiggles on Treehouse – and we can’t wait to show everyone what we’ve been working on.”

“The Wiggles are undeniably a long-standing fan favourite on Treehouse,” said Daniel Eves, SVP of TV Networks, Corus Entertainment. “We’re delighted to continue our partnership with ABC Commercial and The Wiggles to deliver even more inspiring pre-school content from the world’s biggest children’s band.”

The Wiggles’ critically acclaimed TV series Wiggle Town currently airs every day in a programming block featuring other short form content from The Wiggles including Lachy, Emma, and Dorothy the Dinosaur starting at 4:30pm ET on Treehouse. Premiere details for The Wiggles’ new release series and specials will soon follow.

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