iHeartPodcasts and Moonbug Entertainment Team Up to Launch "Blippi & Meekah's Road Trip" The First Audio Podcast Series Featuring The Beloved Children’s Characters 

Blippi and Meekah embark on new imaginative adventures beginning today, April 10

Listen to the first four episodes HERE

NEW YORK – April 10, 2024 – iHeartPodcasts, the No. 1 podcast publisher according to Podtrac, and Moonbug Entertainment, a subsidiary of Candle Media, and the most popular live-action preschool brand, Blippi, today announced the launch of a new family podcast series "Blippi & Meekah's Road Trip." The first four episodes will premiere together on April 10th, with new episodes posting each week following the debut. Families can listen to the first four episodes now, here.

"Blippi & Meekah's Road Trip" will follow best friends and beloved children’s characters Blippi and Meekah as they hop in their BlippiMobile and take imaginative road trips driven by curiosity. Each adventure is packed with interactive sounds, fun facts, songs and games as they visit exciting destinations like a vrooming monster truck rally, a singing rainforest and the roaring prehistoric era.

"We're thrilled to team up with Moonbug Entertainment to bring the wildly popular Blippi to our youngest listeners and their families," said Will Pearson, President of iHeartPodcasts. "We hope this whimsical new series will spark kids' imaginations and encourage learning as we follow Blippi and Meekah on their exciting audio adventures."

Blippi, with his iconic orange glasses, turns the world into a playground for preschoolers everywhere. The brand encourages a lifelong love of learning which helps to instill confidence and curiosity at a young age. Over the last decade, Blippi has become a worldwide sensation with more than one billion monthly views across global streaming platforms and garnered millions of fans around the world.

“‘Blippi and Meekah’s Road Trip’ provides a new way to connect with children and families beyond the screen,” says Mathew Reiffe, Head of Music at Moonbug Entertainment. “Each road trip is packed with adventure and interactive games like ‘Follow Your Ears’ and ‘What’s Outside Your Window,’ perfect to listen to on the road or at home. This partnership with iHeartPodcasts comes at the ideal time as we celebrate Blippi’s 10th anniversary.”

“Blippi & Meekah's Road Trip” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and will be available on the iHeartRadio app and all major podcast platforms beginning April 10, 2024.

Editor’s Note:

Podcast cover art is available for download HERE.

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About Blippi

Blippi, the world's most popular live-action preschool brand, turns the world into a playground for preschoolers everywhere. The brand encourages a lifelong love of learning which helps to instill confidence and curiosity at a young age. Blippi has become a worldwide sensation with more than one billion monthly views across platforms including Netflix, HBO Max, Cartoonito, Sky, Amazon and YouTube and millions of fans around the world. The franchise has expanded rapidly since it was acquired by Moonbug Entertainment in 2020. Blippi is available in more than 20 languages, including ASL, and is distributed by more than 30 global broadcast and streaming partners. Blippi’s buddies Meekah and Juca have spun off into their own shows and Blippi lives off the screen with sold-out live events, popular music tracks, and in-demand toys available at all major retailers.

About Moonbug Entertainment

The company is behind some of the biggest kids’ entertainment brands in the world including CoComelon and Blippi. Moonbug believes every child should have access to entertaining and enriching content, making its shows available on more than 150 video platforms globally including Netflix, Disney+, BBC iPlayer and YouTube Kids. The company is also a global leader in pre-school music and audio experiences, available on 100+ audio platforms globally. Moonbug brands extend far beyond the screen to include streaming music, consumer products and live events.

Moonbug is part of Candle Media, an independent, creator-friendly home for cutting-edge, high-quality, category-defining brands and franchises. By bringing together elite talent operating at the intersection of content, community, and commerce, it helps to position leading entertainment businesses for accelerated, sustainable growth in the current market and beyond. Candle is run by its Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs, leading entertainment executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs, and backed by investment capital from funds managed by Blackstone’s flagship private equity business.

About iHeartMedia, Inc.

iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. It consists of three business groups.

With its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, the iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. Its leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 860 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; its National Sales organization; and the company’s live and virtual events business. It also includes Premiere Networks, the industry’s largest Networks business, with its Total Traffic and Weather Network (TTWN); and BIN: Black Information Network, the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service for the Black community. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio suite of data targeting and attribution products using data from its massive consumer base.

The iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group includes the company’s fast-growing podcasting business -- iHeartMedia is the number one podcast publisher in downloads, unique listeners, revenue and earnings -- as well as its industry-leading iHeartRadio digital service, available across more than 500 platforms and 2,000 devices; the company’s digital sites, newsletters, digital services and programs; its digital advertising technology companies; and its audio industry-leading social media footprint.

The company’s Audio & Media Services reportable segment includes Katz Media Group, the nation’s largest media representation company, and RCS, the world's leading provider of broadcast and webcast software.

Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.