Studio 100 Media has confirmed a deal with BBC, who has picked up seasons two and three of the successful preschool series “Vegesaurs,” produced by Cheeky Little Media. “We are very happy to have BBC on board. The acquisition of seasons two and three represents a strong and long-term commitment for the ‘Vegesaurs’ brand," Martin Krieger, CEO of Studio 100 Media said. "The fantastic performance of the series in the UK so far contributes significantly to the brand’s international success – not only on the broadcasting side, but also regarding licensing & merchandising."
Adding another 40 new episodes and featuring more characters, the mighty “Vegesaurs” will become available on CBeebies. Season two will premiere early next year, while season three is in production for delivery in Q3 2024. The first season debuted in the UK in February 2023 on CBeebies, averaging excellent ratings and being continuously on air on a weekday morning slot on the channel’s Discover & Do zone. The “Vegesaurs” are also available on the streaming platform BBC iPlayer, reaching more than 20 million views to date.
“Vegesaurs” successfully premiered on ABC Australia in May 2022 and has since gained popularity and captured the television world. It ranked among the top three shows commissioned by ABC and was one of the top five most popular Australian children’s programs. International broadcasters on board include France TV in France, SVT in Sweden, MiniMini+ in Poland, NPO Zappelin in The Netherlands, MTVA in Hungary, TVO Kids, Knowledge Network and Radio Canada (Canada). This fun and entertaining series has found a strong footing and an enthusiastic fanbase on every channel where it has been aired or streamed. Worldwide publishing rights are with Macmillan Children’s Books who have already launched first story books in the UK and Australia.
The CGI action-comedy series, produced by independent Australian producer Cheeky Little Media in association with the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC), France TV and Studio 100, is based on a concept created by Gary Eck and Nick O’Sullivan. Targeted at upper preschoolers, the title follows the mini adventures of Ginger, a young Tricarrotops and her three baby Pea-Rex friends as they cover relatable themes for upper preschoolers such as mealtimes and healthy food, sharing, diversity etc.
We are very happy to have BBC on board. The acquisition of seasons two and three represents a strong and long-term commitment for the ‘Vegesaurs’ brand, The fantastic performance of the series in the UK so far contributes significantly to the brand’s international success – not only on the broadcasting side, but also regarding licensing & merchandising."” Martin Krieger CEO of Studio 100 Media