The Wiggles get their own dedicated streaming channel in the USA
Prepare to ready, steady, Wiggle.
The much-loved Aussie kids’ band, which recently celebrated 30 years in the business, is set to delight even more fans, securing their own streaming channel with Loop Media in the USA.
It will mean their shows and music will be available ad-free around the clock in the US, Canada and Latin America.
It is understood there are as yet no plans to distribute in Australia.
The Wiggles formed in 1991 and are responsible for hits like Fruit Salad, Hot Potato, Rock-A-Bye Your Bear and Toot Toot Chugga Chugga Big Red Car and have racked up more than one billion streams and played to sellout crowds all over the world.
“I’ve had the pleasure of knowing The original Wiggles since the 1990s when I worked at Disney and helped bring them across Asia and to the US market,” Loop Media chief executive Jon Niermann said.
“Having the opportunity to launch their first branded channel with Loop Media is a reunion that we are very excited about.
“My kids and so many others have been entertained and influenced in such a positive way by their music as they grew up; we can’t wait to make their amazing library of content readily available for new and old fans alike.”
Band co-founder Anthony Field — aka the blue Wiggle — said the launch of the new channel means The Wiggles had “generations of fans that now get a chance to see their favourite original Wiggles videos.”
“Working with Jon again and his team at Loop Media to make this happen is a terrific moment for us,” he said.
In March, Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, and Emma Watkins reunited with original members Murray Cook and Jeff Fatt to cover Tame Impala for Triple J’s Like a Version.
The unlikely rockers performed a stunning rendition of the the 2012 hit Elephant, which they mashed perfectly with their own iconic children’s song Fruit Salad.
“We’re on board mate, we’re honoured. I don’t know what it is, (but) this is a big honour,” Field said after the presenters pitched the segment to The Wiggles.