Television Business International

BBC’s Go Jetters flies into China

Kids-headerGo-Jetters_Amazon-RainforestChinese state broadcaster CCTV has acquired BBC kids series Go Jetters.

The series will also launch on several streaming services in the country.

The deal means the preschool series, which airs on the CBeebies net in the UK, will reach 1.1 billion Chinese viewers on CCTV. It will go out on the Chinese broadcaster’s CCTV-14 dedicated kids net.

Go Jetters is aimed at 4-to-6s and follows a group of globetrotting heroes. It is distributed by BBC Worldwide, which struck the China deal. Worldwide CBeebies co-commissioned the series.

“We are excited that pre-schoolers in China will have access to Go Jetters, which has been very well-received and popular with pre-schoolers internationally,” said Kelvin Yau, general manager, Greater China, BBC Worldwide.

“It testifies to the quality of CBeebies programmes to be both educational and entertaining, and a reflection of the trust Chinese audience has in our safe content.”

Outside of linear TV, the series will also be on the BesTV IPTV platform on a CBeebies block. It will also be on the iQiyi SVOD service as well as online platforms Tencent and Youku.