Entertainment One (eOne) announced Nickelodeon will come aboard as a top-tier distribution partner for Ricky Zoom in the U.S. The new animated preschool property is set to launch series one on September 9.
A growing list of global FTA, PAYTV and VOD platforms have already lined up to debut the series cross multiple territories, including Super RTL (Germany), Clan TV (Spain), Gulli (France), RAI (Italy), Youku (China), and Discovery Kids (Latin America), with further deals in the pipeline.
“The U.S. will play a key role in the rollout of Ricky Zoom around the world,” said eOne’s Monica Candiani, executive vice-president, international content sales, Family & Brands. “Securing a broadcaster of this calibre in this crucial market is a reflection of the high quality animation and storytelling that people have come to expect from an eOne show and we’re delighted to strengthen our long standing relationship with Nickelodeon.”
In anticipation of the broadcast launch, eOne is also readying the release of the brand’s first official app. It will launch in line with broadcast dates to give fans the opportunity to engage with the characters between episodes. Ricky Zoom: Welcome to Wheelford will feature mini-games and interactive playgrounds so kids can explore the imaginary world of Wheelford from the show.