JAN 99] RAGDOLL PRESS RELEASE
Teletubbies Move Into Mexico
march around the world continues with the announcement that the Mexican broadcaster
Televisa has been licensed to show the series.
The announcement in New York from the American agents of Teletubbies creators and
producers Ragdoll Productions (UK) Ltd, The itsy bitsy Entertainment Co, follows the news
that the programmes are to be shown in Brazil by TV Globo and throughout Latin America by
the cable and satellite channel Discovery Kids Latin America.
Televisa's decision to show 130 episodes of Teletubbies brings to more than 50 the
number of countries where children can enjoy the series created and produced by Anne Wood
and Andrew Davenport of Stratford upon Avon-based Ragdoll.
Anne Wood, who is Ragdoll's Creative Director, says:
"Teletubbies are bringing more and more laughter and fun to children in more
countries. Now children in Mexico can join in the Big Hugs."
Ragdoll Productions was founded by Anne Wood in 1984, with the motto: "Ragdoll
Works For Children". The company's productions for the very youngest children are
shown in more than 70 countries. They include (for the ITV Network) Rosie and Jim, Tots
TV, and (for the BBC) Brum and Open A Door.
Recent awards to Ragdoll Productions include three consecutive BAFTA Awards for Best
Children's Series, the Grand Prize at the 24th Japan Prize International Contest in Tokyo
for an episode of Teletubbies, the award to Anne Wood of Fellowship of the Royal
Television Society, and, reflecting the Midlands roots of the company, the City of
Birmingham Award at the Birmingham International Film and Television Company.
Teletubbies is broadcast in Australia, Belgium, Denmark,
Canada (English and French), Estonia, Finland, France, Holland, Hong Kong (English and
Cantonese), Israel, Korea, Malaysia (English and Malaysian), Malta, New Zealand, Norway,
Portugal, Singapore, Spain (Spanish, Catalan and Galician), South Africa, Sweden,
Thailand, Turkey, UK and USA, via the Discovery Kids Latin America cable and satellite service it will be
available to children in Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries in Latin America..