Transformers Earthspark is coming to larger audiences within the UK as it's been announced that the show will start next week on CBBC and iPlayer. CBBC has an average monthly viewership of 2.8 million within the UK with iPlayer increasing this number significantly. That's double it's closest rival CITV, four time the reason of Cartoon Network (including +1) and five times that of nickelodeon (inc +1) within the UK. Read on for the press release.
Hasbro’s global entertainment studio, Entertainment One (eOne), has signed a deal with BBC to broadcast season one of the animated series Transformers: EarthSpark for audiences in the UK. The first ten episodes will launch on July 25th on CBBC, from Monday to Thursday, and also be available to stream on BBC iPlayer.
Following the release of the first batch of episodes, additional new Transformers: EarthSpark content will continue to roll out on the BBC platforms.
Transformers: EarthSpark, co-produced by Paramount, introduces a new generation of Transformers robots – the first to be born on Earth. Together with the human Malto family who welcomes them in and cares for them, they’ll redefine what it means to be a family. Set on present-day Earth, Transformers: EarthSpark centres on two human kids as they forge a connection with Transformers bots like never before and work alongside fan favourites like Optimus Prime and Bumblebee.
“We’re delighted to work with our friends at BBC to have kids and families enjoy the captivating Transformers: EarthSpark series,” said Monica Candiani, EVP Content Sales at eOne. “More and more, we’re seeing the heartfelt excitement kids get when they see characters and storylines onscreen that reflect their own lives and experiences. This is the kind of joy we’ve been seeing with Transformers: EarthSpark, and we hope to bring these important feelings of inclusivity to families in the UK, while of course delivering on the action and fun that Transformers has brought to multi-generational audiences for nearly 40 years.”
Transformers: EarthSpark has been greenlit for a second season.
Earlier this year, eOne announced broadcast deals with global broadcast partners to air Transformers: EarthSpark, including Gulli in France, Clan in Spain, Super! In Italy, NRK in Norway, DR in Denmark, TV3 and TV8 in the Baltics, TV Azteca in Mexico, TV Cultura in Brazil, Viu TV in Hong Kong, Channel 5 in Singapore, RTV in Indonesia and TV9 in Malaysia. Episodes will launch throughout 2023 in all of these markets.