Long-running Australian children’s entertainment group The Wiggles and HappyKids, Future Today’s free ad-supported streaming service, have entered into an agreement to add more than 80 hours of classic “Wiggles” content to the HappyKids Channel.
In addition, Future Today will be creating and distributing a Wiggles-branded app featuring both the classic content and two seasons of new content from the group’s latest series “Ready, Steady, Wiggle.” Anthony, Lachy, Simon, Caterina, Evie, John, Lucia and Tsehay star in the new show featuring music and dancing.
The HappyKids Channel will house more than 80 hours of the original “The Wiggles” TV series that ran from 1998 through 2012. Every season of these programs showcases the original Fab Four – Greg, Anthony, Murray, and Jeff — dressed in their vibrant red, yellow, blue and purple outfits.
“We are thrilled that the incredible world of The Wiggles will be accessible to the ever-expanding HappyKids audience,” Luke Field, general manager of The Wiggles, said in a statement. “Not only will a treasure trove of iconic original-Wiggle episodes be offered, but also the latest and most captivating content from The Wiggles universe. In addition, adding a truly one-of-a-kind The Wiggles app will deliver a one-stop destination for current and classic The Wiggles content.”
“For over three decades, The Wiggles brand has stood as the benchmark for children’s entertainment, captivating young hearts around the globe,” David DiLorenzo, SVP, kids and family, Future Today, said in a statement. “We welcome this beloved franchise to HappyKids, one of the largest kids AVOD platforms, as we strive to deliver family content that is brand-safe, premium quality and enjoyable for all ages. With the creation of The Wiggles app, we will ensure that The Wiggles’ magic remains accessible to all, igniting the imaginations of countless children and providing them with an abundance of happy memories.”