MIPJunior Spotlight: ITV Studios Global Entertainment

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CANNES: Thunderbirds Are Go, on offer from ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE), has been sold to more than 35 leading broadcasters around the world since its launch last MIPCOM.

The show is a reimagined version of the iconicThunderbirds series from the 1960s. “The production values we have captured with our partners Pukeko Pictures and Weta Workshop give each episode a cinematic feel,” says Steve Green, the company’s executive VP of kids’ content and distribution. “We are also the only brand for kids ages 5 to 12 that delivers adventure and adrenaline through a non-violent resolution: rescue. These two key factors mean that this show not only works in traditional kids’ slots but also in high-rated co-viewing family slots.”

“We’re looking to find partners with a wide audience and a desire to work with standout content, and who are looking for a long-term franchise to work with over the next few years,” adds Green.


Published: October 3, 2015

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