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Ricky Zoom prepares for Australian debut

Published on: 23rd July 2020

The animated pre-school series arrived on Nick Jr. Australia this month before making its way onto Channel 9 later in the year.

Full RZ sunset imageEntertainment One (eOne) has announced new broadcast deals for its all-bike CGI-animated pre-school series, Ricky Zoom, that will see it appear on 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 pre-school channel, Nick Jr., in Australia from Monday, (20th July), 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, the show has achieved impressive ratings in multiple markets. 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).

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