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eOne ready to rev up Ricky Zoom in the US

Nickelodeon joins strong roster of broadcasters due to premiere show this autumn.

Excitement for the launch of new preschool animated property Ricky Zoom has moved up a gear, with eOne confirming that Nickelodeon in the US will join a top tier line-up of partners and is set to launch series one on September 9.

A growing list of global FTA, PAYTV and VOD platforms are lining up to debut eOne’s latest preschool property across multiple territories. These include Super RTL (Germany), Clan TV (Spain), Gulli (France), RAI (Italy), Youku (China) and Discovery Kids (Latin America) with further deals in the pipeline.

“The US will play a key role in the rollout of Ricky Zoom around the world,” said Monica Candiani, evp international content sales, eOne 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 addition, eOne is also readying the release of the brand’s first official app which will launch in line with broadcast dates. Ricky Zoom: Welcome to Wheelford will feature a number of mini-games and interactive playgrounds, allowing preschoolers to explore the world of Wheelford.

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