SILVERGATE MEDIA PARTNERS WITH IMMEDIATE FOR PETER RABBIT MAGAZINE

Oct 14, 2013

October 14, 2013 – Following the success of their hit new animated pre-school series Peter Rabbit on CBeebies, independent media company Silvergate Media is to partner with Immediate Media to publish a four-weekly standalone Peter Rabbit magazine. The magazine will launch with a special ‘All About Peter Rabbit’ in Spring 2014 followed by a regular four weekly Peter Rabbit magazine priced at £2.49 with bumper issues available at £2.99.

Peter Rabbit is already featured in Immediate’s popular title CBeebies Weekly with a Peter Rabbit feature and cover mount planned for December of this year.

Ron Allen, SVP Consumer Products for Silvergate Media said: “We’ve been delighted with the performance of the new Peter Rabbit series on CBeebies and we are now setting our sights on developing a robust licensing programme for the brand. Magazines form an important part of that programme and Immediate Media has an excellent track record at understanding and adapting children’s brands into engaging and exciting print formats.”

Peter Rabbit launched on CBeebies and BBC One in December 2012 with a prime time Christmas special which attracted 1.7 million viewers. The first full season of the show then made its CBeebies debut in June 2013 and went straight to the top of the BBC iPlayer ‘Most Popular’ list. A second series of the show has just been commissioned.

Peter Rabbit is based on the characters created by Beatrix Potter in her classic children’s series The Tales of Peter Rabbit. The show follows the adventures of mischievous Peter Rabbit and his best friends Benjamin Bunny and Lily Bobtail as well as many of the much-loved and iconic Beatrix Potter characters, including Squirrel Nutkin, Jeremy Fisher and Mr. Tod. The new season will see the addition of Mittens the cat, Pig Robinson, and Ptolemy the tortoise, along with an expanded animated world for Peter and his friends to explore.

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About Peter Rabbit

  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit, written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, was first published by Frederick Warne in 1902. Frederick Warne is an imprint of Penguin.
  • The World of Beatrix Potter™, initiated by Potter herself, is now one of the world’s longest running and largest international literature-based licensing programmes with more than 350 licensees worldwide.
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit has never been out of print since it was first published.

About Silvergate Media

Silvergate Media is a highly creative TV Production and licensing company driven by big ideas and big collaborations. Formed in 2011, and with offices in New York and London, Silvergate develops world- class brands which inspire, entertain, educate and engage through innovative content, great products and strong partnerships. Among these brands are Peter Rabbit and Octonauts, two highly successful international properties for children.

About Frederick Warne

Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd, is the owner and guardian of the Beatrix Potter property and original publisher of Beatrix Potter’s famous little white books. In 1983, Frederick Warne was acquired by Penguin, the consumer book division of Pearson Plc.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit, written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, was the first in the series to be published by Frederick Warne (1902) and it went on to become one of the best-selling children’s classics of all time. Today a wide range of books are published by Frederick Warne under the Beatrix Potter brand, including gift books, storybooks, novelty books and the original classics. Lifetime global sales of the Beatrix Potter books exceed 250 million and over 2 million Beatrix Potter books are sold every year worldwide – which is four books every minute. http://www.peterrabbit.com