Go Jetters Heads to China’s CCTV


BBC Worldwide has secured an agreement with CCTV that will see the CBeebies series Go Jetters air on the Chinese state broadcaster.

The 50-episode series will be fully dubbed in Mandarin and subtitled in simplified Chinese. It will premiere on the children’s channel CCTV-14 at the end of May. Go Jetters follows the adventures of Xuli, Kyan, Lars and Foz as they travel the world with their teacher, mentor and friend, Ubercorn, a disco-grooving unicorn. The comedic action-adventure program for kids aged 4 to 6 combines music, gadgets and disco-dancing to introduce audiences to geography and culture.

The show will be available to audiences in China across multiple platforms. In addition to CCTV’s mobile streaming platforms, it will launch as part of a CBeebies block on the IPTV platform BesTV and on the online platform iQIYI in June. In late August, it will be available on the digital platforms Tencent and Youku.

Kelvin Yau, the general manager for Greater China at BBC Worldwide, commented, “We are excited that preschoolers in China will have access to Go Jetters, which has been very well-received and popular with preschoolers internationally. It testifies to the quality of CBeebies programs to be both educational and entertaining, and a reflection of the trust the Chinese audience has in our safe content.”