‘Tina & Tony’ beats viewing records in China
In November 2018, the first season of the animated series ‘Tina & Tony’,, consisting of 52 episodes, premiered on China’s biggest video hosting service, YouKu. Throughout December, 13 new ‘Tina & Tony’ episodes would appear on the platform every Friday. The show is a project of Riki Group and was made by Petersburg Animation Studio. On its first day on air, the first 13 episodes racked up 12 million views. Today, the series has had over 850 million views, proof of its resounding success among Chinese audiences.
‘The premiere of the “Tina & Tony” animated series was our first project since we began cooperating with Alibaba Group, a strong strategic partner,’ said Diana Yurinova, Riki Group’s deputy general producer for international development. ‘This is a joint success, which, as the ratings indicate, will continue to grow rapidly in the future. We’re delighted that the Chinese audience has given our wonderful series such a warm welcome. In the near future we plan to launch a licencing programme in China, and negotiations regarding television broadcasts are underway as well.’