ABC KIDS BLUEY HIT WONDER SHOW NEW SERIES AND APP IS OUT

Breaking Bluey news:
Bonus episodes available only in the ABC Kids app
Download the #1 kids’ app to enjoy new features and
exclusive content from Australia’s #1 trusted place for children*

The second series of hit show Bluey premieres today on ABC Kids. Download the improved ABC Kids app to enjoy four bonus episodes of Bluey and a host of new app features that enhance usability for children and their parents. Take a peek at the bonus episodes here.

The free ABC Kids app is carefully curated to entertain, educate and support Australian children from their earliest years. Designed as an easy to navigate environment for growing preschoolers, the app has a new search tool to encourage discovery and settings for parents and carers to apply show filters, personalise the experience for their child or add screen time settings. Get the ABC Kids app from the App Store for iPhone and iPad here and from Google Play for Android devices here.

ABC’s Head Of Children’s Production, Libbie Doherty says, “We are thrilled with the brilliant new season of Bluey (iview’s #1 series of all time) and believe it has been well worth the wait. 2020 is all about supercharging ABC Kids as the home of trusted and loved programming for Australian children and their families.

To make life easier for families we have been connecting the ABC Kids ecosystem under a refreshed look and feel. New features are rolling out in the ABC Kids app to help you find your favourite programs more easily. Our early educator website is live, packed full of inspirational resources for support and ABC Kids listen continues to grow as the audio soundtrack to a toddler’s daily routine.”

ABC Kids is the #1 place for Australian kids. With an unmissable line-up launching this month, get ready for iconic celebrities including Claudia Karvan, Costa Georgiadis and Joel Creasey reading books on Play School Story Time, a brand new series of The Wiggles World and the return of audience favourites like Bananas In Pyjamas, Shaun The Sheep, Peppa Pig and Octonauts.

For a screen-free option, ABC Kids listen is the perfect companion for playful days and peaceful nights. Jam packed with trusted programs featuring beautiful music and stories, listen out for new highlight Story Salad and favourites Story Time and Noisy By Nature.

Key Stats

ABC Kids has the #1 Kids show in Australia. Bluey continues to smash viewing records with a combined total of 179 Million program plays since launch.
ABC Kids has the #1 kids’ app in Australia. ABC Kids is the number one video streaming app in Australia that’s just for kids.
For parents, ABC Kids is the #1 place for Australian kids. 97% of ABC Kids parents prefer their children using ABC Kids to other places where they may see advertising or inappropriate content.
ABC Kids is the #1 channel for Australian preschool children.
ABC Kids is the #1 trusted platform among ABC Kids parents.
New ABC Kids app features
Search: Safely explore and discover new shows with the improved search function
Optimised design: The app experience is designed to be child-led for independent viewing
Home screen: Now with carefully curated program collections
Watch on the big screen: Cast to your TV or device via Chromecast or AirPlay
Settings: Personalise the app, apply show filters and limit screen time in settings

ABC Kids Highlights

Bluey Series 2 – March 17th
The wait is over, Australia’s favourite Blue Heeler family are back with an exciting and adorable new series. Bluey is a loveable, inexhaustible six-year-old Blue Heeler dog, who lives with her Mum, Dad and her four-year-old little sister.
Production credit: A Ludo Studio production for ABC Kids. Principal production investment from BBC Studios, in association with Screen Australia. Post-production, digital and visual effects work undertaken in Queensland, Australia with funding from The Queensland Government through Screen Queensland and the Australian Government.

The Wiggles World – March 17th
It’s time for a new adventure. In this latest series from The Wiggles there are many exciting new people, places and songs!

Play School Story Time – March 23rd
Play School Story Time is back again! Join in the fun as entertaining Australian celebrities get comfy on the Story Time couch. Reading an amazing range of children’s books (with a favourite Play School toy) are Claudia Karvan, Costa Georgiadis, Dr Anita Heiss, Dave McCormack, Sofya Gollan, Matt Okine, Julia Zemiro, Joel Creasy, Lucy Durack and Morris Gleitzman.

ABC Kids listen Highlights

Story Salad – March 30th
Three words, three minutes, one story salad! A fun and wacky improv storytelling show hosted by Matt Backer from Play School and one of his super storyteller friends as they are given three words to make up a story about, ON THE SPOT!

Noisy By Nature Series 2 – April 14th
Take your ears outside to discover the weird and wonderful sounds that Australian nature makes. Hosted by Ann Jones.

Story Time
Listen to stories from around the world as your child takes an afternoon nap or winds down for a good night’s sleep.

ABC Kids Early Education Website

The ABC Kids Early Education website, informed by the National Approved Learning Frameworks, is a new online destination for early childhood educators. The portal offers an inspiring range of ABC Children’s trusted video and audio content, teaching activities, educational resources and a blog edited by the ABC’s Early Childhood Producer.

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