Entertainment One (eOne) announced new broadcast deals for its all-bike CGI-animated preschool series, Ricky Zoom, that will see it race onto TV screens across Australia for the first time.
The 52×11 min episodes from series 1 of Ricky Zoom are set to launch on Nickelodeon’s preschool channel, Nick Jr., in Australia from Monday, July 20, 2020, with new episodes airing weekdays at 10am. From November 2020, Ricky Zoom will also begin airing on Australia’s Channel 9 to further accelerate exposure in the region.
eOne’s Monica Candiani, EVP Content Sales, Family Brands said, “We’re proud to be bringing Ricky Zoom to audiences in Australia by extending our partnership with Nickelodeon and welcoming Channel 9 as our terrestrial partner in the region. Ricky Zoom is an action comedy adventure series with real heart and these latest deals are testament to the strong appeal of the show.”
Since it debuted on screens in late 2019, Ricky Zoom has raced to success achieving outstanding ratings in multiple markets. The show’s combination of speed and cool stunts has introduced a world of biking adventures to mini bike-lovers. Nick Jr. is already home to the show in both the US and UK, whilst Australia’s Channel 9 joins a growing list of broadcast partners bringing the show to a global audience. These include CCTV (China), Channel 5 Milkshake! (UK), Clan TV (Spain), Discovery Kids (Latin America), Thai PBS (Thailand), Gulli (France), Karusel (Russia), Minika Cocuk (Turkey), NRK (Norway), RAI (Italy), Spacetoon (MENA), Super RTL (Germany), SVT (Sweden), Treehouse (Canada) and Youku (China).