Thunderbirds Are Go! heads to Australia

The reinvention of the classic show will air on Australia’s free-to-air Nine Network in 2015 shortly after the UK world premiere.
Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
0

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has signed its first international TV broadcast deal with Australia’s free-to-air Nine Network for Thunderbirds Are Go!, ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures’ reinvention of the iconic children’s show.

The deal sees Thunderbirds Are Go! airing on Nine’s youth-skewing digital channel GO! in its children’s programming block.

The series will also be available for viewers to catch-up via 9jumpin’s VOD service.

Thunderbirds Are Go! will air on GO! from spring 2015, shortly after the UK world premiere, which comes 50 years after the TV debut of the original series.

“Thunderbirds is an iconic and much-loved show, so it’s no surprise that we have had such enormous interest in Thunderbirds Are Go! from potential TV, digital and licensing partners worldwide," said Maria Kyriacou, MD of ITV Studios Global Entertainment and ROW.

"The show has long been close to the hearts of Australian audiences, so we are delighted that new and existing fans alike will have the opportunity to enjoy the new series.”

Nine Network and later GO! have been the Australian home of the classic Thunderbirds series since it first aired in the 1960s.

Martin Hersov, Director of Commercial Development at Nine Network added: “The classic Thunderbirds episodes have been a regular feature on the Nine schedule since the very beginning, so we are extremely pleased to be working with ITV Studios Global Entertainment on this exciting new series.

"We look forward to working with the full range of partners for this iconic property within the Australian market.”

Thunderbirds Are Go! is a mix of CGI animation and live-action model sets and will feature the five Tracy brothers piloting their vehicles into impossible rescues across the globe.

Related

Featured Jobs

Historic Royal Places Job Logo 620 x 349

Licensing Executive

Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) is a successful, high performing organisation built on strong foundations. An independent charity, we manage the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland. We help everyone to explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society in some of the greatest palaces ever built.

Universal Job Logo 620 x 349

Senior Graphic Designer, EMEA - Consumer Products

Working in tandem with the Product Development team and reporting into the Design Manager EMEA, the purpose of this role is to drive forward our creativity across all licensed consumer products. As part of the creative team, you’ll be developing exceptional creative assets and product concepts for numerous NBCUniversal franchises that inspire licensing partners across the entire region.

Aardman Job Logo 620 x 349

Brand Manager (Maternity Cover)

Part of the brand team, The Brand Manager works closely with several members of the department, including Studio Publicist, Community Managers, Licensing, Sales and Attractions and Live Experiences teams to implement local and international strategies in the form of brand plans and maximising on all activity surrounding the properties.

Vivid Job Logo 620 x 349

Digital Marketing Executive - Toys & Games

Vivid is Britain’s biggest toy company and the 20 largest in the world. With offices across the globe, they sell an amazing portfolio of toys and games to over 60 countries. Vivid is best known for its association with blockbuster brands and is very excited about future opportunities around the world.