Tag Archive: Do you Know?

  1. Wonder Lands Double Commission

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    Wonder, a Banijay Group Company, today announces it has been commissioned to make a new 5×20’ children’s series, Maddie, the Zoo and You, with six accompanying songs, as well as a fourth 20×15’ series of Maddie’s Do You Know? for CBeebies.


    In Maddie, the Zoo and You, presenter and STEM EduTuber, Maddie Moate, will be exploring how the body works and how to stay healthy through the wonderful world of animals. By looking at how they eat, move, communicate and stay comfortable, she will help children understand these things about their own bodies. Also commissioned is Maddie, the Zoo and You Songs, a fun and lively learning accompaniment to the series that will use rhymes and actions to reinforce messages from the show.


    Maddie, the Zoo and You is a spin-off of ratings success, Maddie’s Do You Know?, and Maddie will be back again for a fourth series, talking pre-school viewers through the workings of amazing objects and scientific principles from radio telescopes to where does wind come from and how is jam made? The show uses graphics to explain often complex engineering in an exciting and interesting way, answering questions for inquisitive children and parents alike.


    Sarah Trigg, Executive Producer at Wonder says: “Maddie is an exceptional talent whose energy and enthusiasm really resonates with young audiences. Maddie’s Do You Know? is such a popular and well-loved series, it’s fantastic to see CBeebies expand on this brand with Maddie, the Zoo and You, where she will doing the important job of helping children understand how their bodies work, in a fun and original way.”


    Julia Bond, Commissioning Editor for BBC Children’s says: “We’re delighted to bring more episodes of Maddie’s Do You Know? and the new spin-off Maddie, the Zoo and You to the ever-curious minds of our audience. Understanding how things work, how they are made and where they come from are crucial to understanding the world around us. Maddie, the Zoo and You, will celebrate how amazing our bodies are and how we can stay fit and healthy – a valuable and inspiring addition to the Do You Know? brand.”


    Maddie’s Do You Know? and Maddie, the Zoo and You, will be Exec Produced by Julia Bond, Commissioning Editor, CBeebies and is Executive Produced by Sarah Trigg at Wonder. Maddie’s Do You Know? and Maddie, the Zoo and You will be distributed globally by Banijay Rights.


  2. CPLG Appointed Licensing Agent for Banijay UK

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    Banijay UK, the UK arm of Banijay Group, the world’s leading production and distribution business, has appointed CPLG as its local licensing agent. The agreement sees CPLG take on the management of the consumer product programmes for a host of Banijay’s hugely popular brands across the factual, formats, scripted and kids genres.


    CPLG’s initial focus will be to develop consumer product programmes for comedy series, The Inbetweeners; hit 1990s game show, The Crystal Maze; popular factual show, Eat Well for Less?; CBeebies hit, Do You Know?; and daytime game show, Tipping Point. Target product categories will include apparel and accessories, gifting, toys and games, including STEM toys, publishing and promotions.


    John Taylor, Managing Director, CPLG UK, said: “We are incredibly excited to be working with Banijay on their roster of TV hits which span a wide variety of genres and have legions of fans up and down the country.  Many of the TV programmes have never been extended into consumer products so there is considerable opportunity to amplify these shows through exciting and original product ranges and broaden their appeal.”


    Nick Young, Group Brand & Commercial Director, Banijay Group, said: “CPLG acts as the perfect partner to bring some of our key titles to life through extensions that reflect the distinct values of each brand and fan base. With many of our brands exhibiting huge potential in this space, we are looking forward to getting the ball rolling on exploring the licensees and retailers that can help boost our brands’ value via new product offerings.”