31 August 2012
Wooo-hoo! Fremantle Media today announced that wildlife game show Bindi's Bootcamp will be available to the Asian feeds of children's entertainment and education channel Discovery Kids.
Produced by FremantleMedia Australia in association with Sticky Pictures, under commission from Australian national broadcaster ABC, the series made its debut in July this year on ABC3, and became an instant hit with young Aussie viewers.
Hosted by our very own Bindi Irwin and filmed at Australia Zoo, Bindi's Bootcamp offers young adventurers the chance to experience close-up wildlife encounters, endure physical and mental challenges, and have lots of messy fun along the way. The contestants start as animal lovers and, if they have what it takes to pass Bindi's challenges, leave as 'Wildlife Warriors'.
Charmaine Kwan, Vice President, Programming, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, said: "Discovery has a long-standing relationship with the Irwin family. We are extremely pleased to have Bindi back on Discovery Kids, our new channel which ignites the natural curiosity of kids through programmes that explore adventure, nature, science, wildlife, history and technology." FME Asia Pacific CEO Jon Penn said: "We have been thrilled with the quality of this uniquely Australian format and its engaging and talented young star Bindi Irwin, not to mention its ratings success on ABC3."
"This new deal with Discovery Kids in Asia shows that there is strong demand in markets outside Australia for original live-action kids' entertainment, and that Bindi's Bootcamp is a unique and exciting Australian leader in this genre."
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