Ricky Zoom revs up for broadcast debut in Australia

Pre-school animated bike show, Ricky Zoom, races onto Nick Jr. Australia this month before zooming onto Channel 9 later in the year

Written by Georgie Dobie

Posted 17.07.2020 | Entertainment

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Entertainment One (eOne) has announced new broadcast deals for its all-bike CGI-animated pre-school series, Ricky Zoom, that will see it race onto TV screens across Australia for the first time. 

The 52x11-minute episodes from series 1 of Ricky Zoom are set to launch on Nickelodeon’s pre-school channel, Nick Jr., in Australia from Monday 20 July 2020, with new episodes airing weekdays at 10:00am. 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). 

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