Nickelodeon Grows Nick Jr. and NOGGIN’s Preschool Programming Roster with Two Brand-New Animated Series and Season Pickups of Three Shows

Digby Dragon Debuts Monday, Jan. 23, on Nick Jr.
Channel; Trucktown Launches Thursday, Jan. 12, on NOGGIN

Nick Jr. Channel to Air Second Seasons of Teletubbies, Miffy’s
Adventures Big and Small
and Hey Duggee

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nickelodeon is expanding its top-ranked preschool programming slate with
the addition of two brand-new animated series: Digby
, premiering Monday, Jan. 23,
at 7 p.m. (ET/PT), on the Nick Jr. channel; and Trucktown
launching Thursday, Jan. 12, exclusively in the U.S. on NOGGIN,
Nickelodeon’s video subscription service for preschoolers. Additionally,
the network will air second seasons of three series–Teletubbies,
Adventures Big and Small
and Hey
–for the Nick Jr. channel.

The CG-animated series Digby Dragon (26 half-hour episodes,
distributed by Aardman Animations Ltd. and produced by Fizzy Productions
Ltd.), airing on Nick Jr. channel, centers on a young dragon named Digby
who is learning to fly. Along with his best friends Chips, Fizzy Izzy
and Grumpy Goblin, Digby sets off on magical adventures in the colorful
and enchanted Applecross Wood. In the series premiere, “Runaway
Scottie/Dragon Rock,” Digby gets the chance to be a courageous hero when
he rescues Archie from a runaway train. Then, Digby and his friends
journey to Peek Rock for a special event. In Digby Dragon,
preschoolers will learn about friendship, respect for others and
teamwork. The series debuted on Nick Jr. in the U.K. in July 2016, and
scored the network’s best weekday launch ever for a new show.

Trucktown (40 half-hour episodes, produced by Corus
Entertainment’s Nelvana)
, airing on NOGGIN, features a world
populated by young trucks, and centers on Flat Bed Jack and his friends
Dump Truck Dan, Monster Truck Max and others as they roar, romp and rock
their way through town. The show, based on a book series by children’s
author Jon Scieszka (The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid
), illustrates that preschoolers can find solutions to any
problem through game play and fun.

Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po continue to laugh, learn and play in
season two of the new Teletubbies series (30 half-hour episodes,
produced by DHX Media), airing on Nick Jr. channel. This season
introduces new elements including the brand-new honk-honk Tubby Car and
an area of Teletubbyland called the Hidey Hup, a beautiful hidden glade
containing equipment for physical Teletubbies fun. Full of exploration, Teletubbies
inspires confidence and curiosity in preschoolers, and nurtures
childhood development.

Season two of Miffy’s Adventures Big and Small (9 half-hour
episodes, commissioned by Mercis Media BV and produced by Blue Zoo
Productions Ltd. in London), airing on Nick Jr. channel, offers more
everyday explorations and adventures of the smart little bunny, Miffy.
Based on the award-winning book series by Dutch author-illustrator Dick
Bruna, the show features active stories and dialogue, along with
emotional experiences relatable to preschoolers.

The second season of Hey Duggee (18 half-hour episodes, produced
by Studio AKA for BBC Worldwide), airing on Nick Jr. channel, continues
to follow the loveable dog Duggee as he leads The Squirrel Club, a place
where kids can take part in activities, learn new skills and earn badges
along the way. The series helps teach preschoolers about responsibility,
teamwork and how to make good choices.

NOGGIN is an ad-free, video subscription service that features hundreds
of iconic, full-length library episodes, short-form videos, educational
content, music videos featuring preschoolers’ favorite Nickelodeon
characters, and more, with new content added weekly. Consistently
ranking at the top of the charts in the Family and Kids categories, the
NOGGIN App is one of the top 10 grossing Kids apps on the App Store, in
addition to being the number-one grossing app for Music and Video in the
Family Category on Google Play. To date, NOGGIN has 22 library series
available, including the recently added classics Miffy and Friends
and Teletubbies. Additional titles in the NOGGIN lineup include Blue’s
, Go, Diego, Go!, Little Bear, The Backyardigans, Franklin
and Pocoyo, among others.

Nick Jr., the 24-hour network from Nickelodeon dedicated to preschoolers
and moms, currently reaches almost 73 million households via cable,
digital cable and satellite TV. For more information or artwork, visit
Nick Jr. and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of
Viacom International Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).


Leslie Byxbee, 212-846-6914