CBeebies books new series of Bing

All-new episodes of Acamar Films’ hit pre-school animation will air on CBeebies and the iPlayer this autumn, as Golden Bear’s master toy line soars at retail

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 12.09.2019 | Business

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Bing returns to the BBC this autumn with a new series of 26 x 7’ episodes set to air on CBeebies and the BBC iPlayer from 31 October.

The BBC has also relicensed the original 78 episodes of Acamar Films’ pre-school animation, bringing the total number of episodes to 104.
New episodes will debut on the new Bing: Watch, Play, Learn app, before heading to the BBC.
Mikael Shields, CEO of Acamar Films, says: “We are delighted to continue our long partnership with the BBC; it has been a treat to get back into Bing world with our writing-team, as well as with our amazing ensemble cast. We’re all excited to show these new episodes to our highly discerning audience.”

This new series sees Bing celebrating his birthday, and the entire cast celebrating Christmas and Halloween. New episodes also include stories about face painting, finding a fossil, a visit from the fire engine and camping in the garden.
In addition to the UK, Bing airs in 116 markets around the world and on three airlines: British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Emirates.
The new Bing toy line from master toy partner Golden Bear has expereineced a fantastic reaction from retailers across Europe. The toy lauch joins an already successful and comprehensive licensing programme in Italy and expansion into new markets, including Russia.

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