19 Nov 2018

CHF teams up with KITE to launch online shops for Pip Ahoy! And Daisy & Ollie

PRESS RELEASE:

CHF Media Group has today announced a new partnership, between the brand owners of Daisy & Ollie and Pip Ahoy! and leading technology provider of global print-on-demand solutions KITE, to launch an online shop for each property.

Specialising in on-demand custom merchandise and photo print solutions, Kite collaborated with CHF to build an online ecommerce platform for each brand. From t-shirts to cushions, hoodies to posters, the new Pip Ahoy! and Daisy & Ollie merchandise will be exclusive to the e-shops and will be available in the UK from 19th November 2018 at shop.pipahoy.com and shop.daisyandollie.com

Created by Helen Brown and produced by CHF Entertainment, with Jason Manford as executive producer and writing many of the scripts, Daisy & Ollie premiered for the first time on Cartoonito in November 2017 and was an instant hit with parents and their pre-schoolers, quickly becoming the No1 show on launch and subsequently increasing the demand for merchandise

In addition, Pip Ahoy! is a warm and boisterous show that centres around Pip and his friends and features the inimitable voice of Sir David Jason, who plays ‘Skipper’ an old seadog and Pip’s Uncle. In September this year, ITVBe acquired all three seasons of Pip Ahoy! and is broadcasting twice daily, Monday to Friday during key broadcast hours (09:00-12:00).

Helen Brown, Director of Production at CHF comments: “We are absolutely delighted to be announcing the new partnership with KITE on behalf of the brand owners of Pip Ahoy! and Daisy & Ollie. Both brands are doing incredibly well and we can’t wait for the online shops to launch to see how the much anticipated merchandise is received by their dedicated fanbases across the UK!”

Nicola Thompson from Kite comments: “The print on demand model is one that is increasingly being used by brand owners as a flexible and risk free way to get product into fans hands quickly, and we’re delighted to be partnering with the Daisy & Ollie and Pip Ahoy! brands for their online stores. We see great potential for developing the ranges further to include new designs and new products in the future”.

The new Daisy & Ollie and Pip Ahoy! merchandise will be available to buy from 19th November at shop.pipahoy.com and shop.daisyandollie.com

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For more information, please contact:
Marie-Clare Scott
Sundae Communications
0161 278 1452
marieclare@todayissundae.co.uk

NOTES TO EDITORS

About CHF Entertainment Ltd.

CHF Entertainment Ltd. Is the production arm of CHF Media Group consisting of some of the most sought-after industry professionals and award winning animators.
The CHF animation studio, based in Wilmslow, Cheshire, boasts a team of highly skilled and talented artists and animators. Their unrivalled experience in Animation Production ensures the highest level of quality of Family Entertainment produced in the UK.

High quality Family Entertainment starts with the storytelling which is something upon which CHF prides itself. Childhood memories are full of wonderful stories and images of the shows children watched while growing up; it is now CHF’s turn and indeed CHF’s privilege to provide those childhood memories for both the next generation and many generations to come.

About Kite

KITE is the leading technology provider of global print-on-demand solutions for custom merchandise and photo print across mobile and web. KITE’s technology can be embedded in any consumer-facing app or website, enabling brands and businesses to engage with audiences by printing and distribute bespoke products anywhere in the world.

KITE works with brands, business and creators to help them engage with audiences and create new revenue streams, by providing a range of high quality print-on-demand products worldwide. The main ways in which KITE achieves this is through:
• Photo print solutions: KITE’s technology integrates with photography-focused apps and websites, to enable end-users to print their images onto a range of products.
• Custom merchandise solutions: By working with industry-leading ecommerce platforms, including Shopify & BigCommerce, KITE enables brands and creators all over the world to turn their designs into quality, customised merchandise that they can then sell to their audiences.