May 14, 2021

BBC Studios And TV Azteca Partner To Bring Hit Children’s Series Bluey To Azteca 7

This year, Bluey won four Kidscreen Awards, adding to the International Emmy® Kids Award obtained last year


New York, NY – Bluey, Australia’s number one children’s show, which has taken the world by storm, is set to make its free-to-air premiere in Mexico on Azteca 7 on Monday, May 17, 2021, and will air every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:30am in their children’s programming block, Kidsiete. Multi-award winner Bluey follows a six year-old Blue Heeler dog who loves to play and turns everyday family life into extraordinary adventures.  Bluey is produced by multi-Emmy® award-winning Ludo Studio for ABC Kids Australia and co-commissioned by ABC Children’s and BBC Studios.

Aimed at pre-school children and their parents, the series champions the importance of unstructured play for enhancing children’s creativity. In addition, Bluey celebrates the joyful simplicity found in family life, role play, and imagination.

Widely acclaimed for its refreshing take on parenthood, Dad Bandit and Mum Chilli share caretaking duties whilst juggling the demands of their careers, depicting the reality of a modern, everyday family.

Bluey has already proven to be a genuine co-viewing experience, bringing the whole family together to enjoy watching the show, while delivering impactful, real messages and poignant moments for every generation.

“We’re so proud of Joe Brumm and the whole team of talented artists at Ludo Studio. They’ve all created a beautiful show with a special connection to people around the world,” said Charlie Aspinwall, Ludo Studio’s Executive Producer for Bluey.

“Everyone loves Bluey!  The infinitely relatable storylines and characters have turned the show into a global sensation. This TV Azteca partnership will bring the Azteca 7 viewers into this sweet Blue Heeler’s family – and we know Bluey will welcome them with open arms,” said Dina Vangelisti, Executive Vice President, Content Sales, BBC Studios – Americas.

Adrián Ortega, Vice President of Programming and Acquisitions at Azteca 7, added, “At Azteca 7, we are constantly searching for successful, world-class content that’s fun, entertaining, and that adds value to children in Mexico, that is why we are convinced that Bluey is a perfect fit for our strategy.”

Distributed by BBC Studios outside of Australia, Bluey is fast becoming a global hit. In the U.S., Bluey reached 16 million total views across Disney Channel and Disney Junior in Q4 2019. It also recently made its free-to-air debut in the UK on CBeebies, with episodes 1 – 10 consistently ranking as the highest-rated program of the day1.

In addition to winning over audiences worldwide, Bluey has scooped up multiple awards, such as the International Emmy® Kids Award in the prestigious Preschool category in 2020, and its second AACTA Award for Best Children’s Program that same year. The accolades continue in 2021, with Bluey winning four Kidscreen Awards in February.

For more information, please contact:

Laura Paez

Communications Manager, BBC Studios

Christine Black

EVP, Communications & Events, BBC Studios

About BBC Studios 

BBC Studios, a global content company with bold British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC. Able to take an idea seamlessly from thought to screen and beyond, its activities span content financing, development, production, sales, branded services, and ancillaries across both its own productions, and programs and formats made by high-quality UK independents. Award-winning British programs made by the business are internationally recognized across a broad range of genres and specialisms, with brands like Dancing with the Stars/Strictly Come Dancing, Top Gear, Doctor Who and Bluey. BBC Studios has offices in 22 markets globally, including ten production bases in the UK and production bases or partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The company, which ordinarily makes around 2,500 hours of content a year for both the BBC and third parties including Apple, Amazon and China Mobile, is a champion for British creativity around the world. It is also a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector through a mix of equity partnerships, content investment and international distribution for program titles. To the BBC, BBC Studios contributes both cash dividends and funds for program-making, supporting the license fee and enhancing programs for UK audiences.

In the Americas, BBC Studios – with team members across the region – manages joint venture relationships with AMC Networks for flagship channel BBC AMERICA (U.S.) – home of original series Killing Eve and global brands Seven Worlds: One PlanetDoctor Who, and Top Gear – and with ITV for SVoD service BritBox (U.S./Canada), as well as a strategic partnership in Canada with Blue Ant Media for BBC Earth Channel. The company also operates a robust linear and digital content sales and co-productions operation, as well as a franchise management business.  In addition, BBC Studios operates a major production unit in Los Angeles responsible for the highly-rated, Emmy®-nominated Dancing with the Stars and multi-award-winning Life Below Zero.  In Brazil, through a production partnership with Endemol Shine, local production Dancing Brasil has become a breakout hit.  In addition, the company has recently launched BBC SELECT in the U.S. and Canada, an ad-free, digital streaming channel offering unrivalled content across culture, politics and ideas, on Amazon Prime Video Channels and the Apple TV app.

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About Ludo Studio

 Ludo Studio is a multi Emmy® and Logie award winning Australian studio that creates and produces original scripted drama, animation and digital stories that are authored by incredible local talent,

distributed globally and loved by audiences everywhere.