‘Waffle the Wonder Dog’ picked up by ZDF Germany and 12 other international channels

Global children’s content and brands company, DHX Media announced that the first and second seasons of Waffle the Wonder Dog have been picked up by ZDF to transmit on their main channel and on KiKA, besides 12 other networks internationally. Recently greenlit for a second season by CBeebies, Waffle the Wonder Dog is a live action preschool series about a family that adopts an adorable talking dog. The show is produced by Darrall Macqueen and distributed internationally by DHX Media. KiKA channel will begin airing the series from 3 December 2018 onwards, followed by ZDF on 2 February 2019. ZDF and KiKA are Germany’s national public broadcasters. DHX Media VP Distribution Jerry Diaz commented, “We’re really happy that broadcasters are rolling out Waffle the Wonder Dog for viewers, worldwide. Darrall Macqueen has produced a terrific, heartwarming and funny show for families to enjoy. With a second season already in production, we’re confident the little talking pooch, Waffle, will continue to win the hearts of viewers around the world.” Darrall Macqueen recently announced the appointment of Golden Bear as master toy licensee for Waffle the Wonder Dog. The toys hit various store shelves at UK retailers in October 2018. Previously, DHX Media and Darrall Macqueen collaborated on the new Teletubbies series, and the former also handles distribution for Darrall Macqueen’s original series Topsy and Tim. Darrall Macqueen co-founder Billy Macqueen added, “The adventures of Waffle the Wonder Dog are full of fun and emotion with stories that will resonate with a global audience. We are thrilled by the success of the series on CBeebies in the UK and are super happy the show will now have a huge international fan base.” Other broadcasters that have picked up the two seasons of the series are VRT for Ketnet (Belgium), NPO Zappelin (Netherlands), NRK (Norway), DR (Denmark), Canal+, Piwi+ (France), and Minimax (Central & Eastern Europe). Season one has also been picked up by SVT (Sweden), RTP (Portugal), HOP! (Israel), CJ ENM’s English gem (South Korea), ABC (Australia) and TVOkids (Canada).