From a media release:
Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc. (TSXV:TBRD) (“Thunderbird” or theÂ “Company”), a global multiplatform entertainment company, is pleased to announce it has reached a distribution deal with Encore Inflight Limited for the first two seasons of the Company’s scripted seriesÂ Kim’s Convenience.Â The deal will see the Canadian Screen Award-winning series available for in-flight viewing on major world airlines, including Cathay Pacific, Emirates, SilkAir, Scoot, Royal Brunei Airways, Thai Airways, Qantas, and Qatar Airways. The deal will also include season three when available.
Kim’s ConvenienceÂ is the comedic, heartfelt story of the Kims, a Korean-Canadian family who runs a convenience store amidst the energetic landscape of downtownÂ Toronto. It follows two generations of the family, as they deal with customers, each other and the evolving world around them. The award-winning series starsÂ Paul Sun-Hyung LeeÂ as Appa,Â Jean YoonÂ as Umma,Â Simu LiuÂ as Jung,Â Andrea BangÂ as Janet, andÂ Andrew PhungÂ as Kimchee.
This high-profile partnership follows other major distribution deals for the award-winning Canadian series. In January, Yoon & Company acquired the series for distribution on cable TV inÂ JapanÂ and Korea, on top of the ongoing partnerships with Netflix for global streaming rights, and with Amazon for VOD rights inÂ the United StatesÂ andÂ United Kingdom.
Season three of Kim’s Convenience premiered inÂ CanadaÂ on CBC Television onÂ January 8, 2019, and a fourth season begins shooting this spring. The series is based on the award-winning play by Ins Choi, who co-created the series withÂ Kevin White. The series is produced by Ivan Fecan, who is also the executive producer along with Choi and White, and Thunderbird’s Executive Chair of the Board.
About Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc.
Thunderbird EntertainmentÂ Group is aÂ Vancouver-based global multiplatform entertainment company with offices inÂ Vancouver,Â Los Angeles,Â Toronto,Â OttawaÂ andÂ London. Thunderbird creates award-winningÂ scripted, unscripted and animated programming for the world’sÂ leading digital platforms, as well as Canadian and International broadcasters. Thunderbird’s vision is to produce high quality,Â socially responsible content that makesÂ the world a better place.Â The Company develops, produces and distributes animated, factual and scripted content through its various divisions, including Atomic Cartoons, Great Pacific Television, Thunderbird Productions and Thunderbird Releasing Limited.