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[08 APR 99] RAGDOLL PRODUCTIONS PRESS RELEASE
Teletubbies Nominated For Emmy Award

Teletubbies, produced by Ragdoll Productions, has been nominated in the United States for an Emmy Award in the 26th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

The nomination, naming the co-creators of the internationally acclaimed series, Anne Wood and Andrew Davenport, is for an award in the Outstanding Pre School Children's Series' category of the 1998 - 1999 Daytime Emmy Awards of the (US) National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Emmy Awards are presented to daytime television programmes broadcast nationally in the USA between the hours of 2.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. The eligibility period for this year's Daytime Emmy Awards was 1 January 1998 to 31 December 1998.

A complete list of nominees in all categories is available on the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences web site at www.emmyonline.org in the National Awards area.

Anne Wood, Founder and Creative Director of Stratford upon Avon based Ragdoll Productions said:

"Everyone at Ragdoll Productions is honoured and delighted with the nomination of Teletubbies for such a prestigious award. It is unprecedented recognition for a British made children's series in the United States".

The Nickleodeon UK Children's Award at the Seventh Annual Awards for independent Television Production (The Indies) in March 1999 brought to seven the number of awards won by Teletubbies.

The other awards which have honoured Teletubbies are:

BEST PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMME 1998
Third British Academy Children's Awards ("The Children's BAFTA's")

THE Nats CHILDRENIS AWARD 1997
Sixth Annual Awards for Independent Television Productions

GRAND PRIZE 1997
WINNER, PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION CATEGORY
24th Japan Prize International Contest, Tokyo "Teletubbies - Playing in the Rain"

PROGRAMMIES AWARD 1997
Awards of Excellence (Video Home Entertainment)
"Dance with the Teletubbies"
"Here Come the Teletqbbies"

AWARD FOR CHILDRENIS ENTERTAINMENT 1997
Royal Television Society

CITY OF BIRMINGHAM AWARD 1997
Best Midlands Produced Children's Television Production

  • Teletubbies has been sold to 59 broadcasters in 44 countries and has been translated into 21 different languages.
  • The most recent sales by BBC Worldwide have been to LTV in Lithuania and to Channel 2M in Morocco.
  • In the Americas, Ragdoll's American agents, The itsy bitsy Entertainment Company, have sold Teletubbies to terrestrial broadcasters in Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela in addition to coverage of the United States and Canada, and by Discovery Kids Latin America to Spanish and Portuguese speaking areas of Central and South America.
  • In the UK Teletubbies is broadcast six days a week by BBC Television, and Nickleodeon. A further three year commission for more programmes has recently been announced by the BBC.
  • Ragdoll Productions' other programmes for children are its comedy classic Rosie and Jim which will celebrate its tenth anniversary on ITV next year; Tots TV (shown daily in the USA and transmitted in the UK on ITV), and two further programmes for the BBC, Brum, and the international children's programme exchange Open A Door.
  • Ragdoll Productions' programmes are seen, or have been seen, in more than 70 countries.

More Information:
Chris Bates 0121 472 6739
Carole Thomson 01789 404100

  

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