SOURCE: KOCH Records

January 30, 2007 13:09 ET

KOCH Records Announces Deal to Release "Teletubbies" Hits in 2007!

Four Best-Selling Titles to Help Celebrate 10th Year of Children's Television Phenomenon

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 30, 2007 -- As "Teletubbies," the iconic and best-selling preschool brand, reaches its 10-year mark in 2007, children from coast-to-coast can sing along in celebration! Under its new agreement with Ragdoll Worldwide Ltd., producers of the standout series that continues to bring joy and laughter to children around the world, KOCH Records will reissue four previously released "Teletubbies" music titles in the U.S. and Canada in 2007.

"Teletubbies the Album" and "Nursery Rhymes" will be released under the KOCH Records label in the spring, while "Bedtime & Playtime Stories" and "Exercise with the Teletubbies" will be reissued in the fall.

This latest announcement is part of the exciting and expansive celebration now in the works for "Teletubbies." Ragdoll and BBC Worldwide, which manage the brand globally, are expected to announce more news, events and promotions to take place around the world designed to mark the global Teletubbies 10 Year Celebration.

"We're thrilled to invite a new generation of young children to sing along with the Teletubbies!" said Stacey Reiner, Ragdoll's Director of Licensing & New Product Development. "These four records were a huge success the first time around, and we're thrilled to be working with KOCH to give 'Teletubbies' a proven platform to delight even more fans of the series."

KOCH Records' Director of Marketing and Business Development, Veronica Villarreal, adds, "We are looking forward to working with the Ragdoll team as we relaunch this incredibly strong brand."

A single based on the show's theme song, "Teletubbies Say Eh-Oh!," reached #1 on the UK Singles Chart when it was first released in December 1997 and remained in the Top-75 ranking for 32 weeks, selling over a million copies.

About Ragdoll Worldwide Ltd.

Ragdoll, a privately owned family company, was founded by acclaimed children's television program maker, Anne Wood, in 1984 and has produced more than 1,400 programs aimed at the youngest viewers. Ragdoll produced series for children can be seen in more than 120 countries and territories around the world. Ragdoll and its children's programming including the phenomenally successful "Teletubbies," the super-brave superhero "Brum," those mischievous ragdolls "Rosie and Jim," the adventures of "Tots TV," the imaginative and magical "Boohbah," "BadJelly the Witch" and "Open a Door" have all achieved international recognition. Currently Ragdoll is in production with two new commissions for BBC Television for broadcast in the UK in 2007, "In the Night Garden" and "Tronji." In September 2006, Ragdoll and BBC Worldwide announced a new joint venture, Ragdoll Worldwide, to manage and exploit the Ragdoll catalog, which includes "Teletubbies," "In the Night Garden," "Brum" and "Boohbah." Ragdoll retains all UK broadcast rights and Ragdoll USA Inc, part of the new joint venture, will continue to manage the Ragdoll portfolio in North America.

For more information on Ragdoll, visit www.ragdoll.co.uk

About KOCH Records

KOCH Records is a division of KOCH Entertainment, the fastest-growing music company and the market leader among independents in North America. The KOCH Entertainment corporate umbrella encompasses the KOCH Records label, KOCH Vision home video, KOCH Music Publishing and KOCH Entertainment Distribution with operations in both the U.S. and Canada. KOCH Records proudly claims the largest number of Billboard-charting albums among independents for each of the last six years (2001-2006). For additional information on the KOCH Records label and its roster of artists, please visit www.kochrecords.com.

Contact Information

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