THE WOTWOTS SERIES 2 LANDS ON CHANNEL 5’S MILKSHAKE! TX AUGUST 2013
Following the success of the first series of The WotWots on Milkshake!, Channel 5 welcomes the adorable SpottyWot and DottyWot back for Series 2 in August, narrated by British broadcasting legend, Nicholas Parsons OBE.
Series 1 of The WotWots has been a solid performer for Milkshake! with 2 million viewers tuning in during 2012*.
Jessica Symons, Head of Children’s at Channel 5 comments: “I’m delighted to welcome back The WotWots to Channel 5. The series is very popular with the Milkshake! audience and I’m sure they can’t wait to see what adventures are next in store for SpottyWot and DottyWot.”
Andrew Smith, Chief Executive at Pukeko Pictures comments: “The WotWots has had a strong ratings history on Milkshake! and we look forward to seeing the same performance when Series 2 lands on Channel 5”
The WotWots is an enchanting pre-school series that follows the adventures of two adorable siblings from outer space, SpottyWot and DottyWot. This delightful pair of enquiring minds have come to Earth to explore and to marvel at the extraordinary diversity of life on the blue planet. In Series 2, the alien siblings land on a farm and meet strange and friendly farm animals and also travel to the seashore. Encouraging the love of all sorts of wonderful creatures, the season celebrates the joy of discovery and the extraordinary diversity of life on the planet.
The WotWots is produced by Pukeko Pictures.
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Notes to Editors
*All figures include Channel 5+1 and Channel 5 HD and are based on consolidated data. All 2012 episodes aired from 2nd January to 7thDecember at 6.10am.
Channel 5’s Milkshake! is home to some of the world’s favourite preschool characters. There is a range of stimulating and engaging programmes that include strong story led animation, genuine documentaries for pre-schoolers and presenter led high quality musical entertainment. Channel 5 broadcasts 24 hours of children’s programmes every week. Milkshake! is on air from 0600 – 0915 every weekday and 0600 – 10.00 on Saturday and Sunday. For further information visit www.channel5.com/milkshake
About Channel 5
The channel launched as Britain’s fifth and final terrestrial broadcaster in March 1997. In July 2010, the network was sold to British media powerhouse Northern & Shell and it currently attracts well over 40 million viewers a month. We were the only terrestrial commercial family of channels and only terrestrial commercial channel to have grown year on year in 2012.
Channel 5 is the destination for must see entertainment, sport, documentary, children’s, drama, film and news output. Pivotal channel programming includes a diverse mix to attract viewers of all ages, including the Extraordinary People and Revealed strands, The Hotel Inspector, Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother, Celebrity Wedding Planner, My Secret Past, Big Body Squad, Benidorm ER, Killers Behind Bars, Home & Away, Neighbours, 5 News as well as the award winning children’s strand, Milkshake! Channel 5 is the terrestrial home of all England Cricket summer Internationals. Channel 5’s successful drama franchises include CSI, The Mentalist, Justified, Sons of Anarchy and Once Upon A Time. For more information visit www.channel5.com
About The WotWots
The vibrant, energetic and colourful learning-based series from Pukeko Pictures is seen in over 90 countries. AG Properties represents the brand for worldwide licensing and merchandising rights to the popular preschool property. The award winning brand is available on DVD in many countries and has met digital demand with the release of episode downloads, an app, ‘Pocket SpottyWot’ and a free e-book, ‘Lanky Landing Legs’. The property has a strong publishing presence internationally and is represented in many regions in the live appearance space.
About Pukeko Pictures
Pukeko Pictures is an independent entertainment production company, focused on the development and production of excellent quality, multi-platform entertainment for a global audience. Pukeko Pictures was founded in 2008 by Sir Richard Taylor, Tania Rodger and Martin Baynton, and is located in Wellington, New Zealand. With a connection to the world-famous Weta Workshop (Avatar, King Kong, Lord of the Rings), Pukeko Pictures is uniquely positioned in the creation of world-leading entertainment, harnessing the best in global talent and world-class production processes.