Power Rangers unveil Megaforce, C5 dealAlso, from Kidscreen:
Saban Brands has revealed the latest chapter of the Power Rangers franchise, titled Megaforce, and sold another two seasons from the brand to UK terrestrial Channel 5 (C5).
Power Rangers Megaforce
Power Rangers Megaforce is lined up to premiere on Nickelodeon in the US next year on the 20th anniversary on the brand’s birth. It will introduce a new plot based around a supernatural protector of Earth.
Meanwhile, C5 has acquired Megaforce's predecessors, Power Rangers Samurai and Power Rangers Super Samurai. Both seasons will premiere later this summer on the channels’ boys-skewed weekend block.
The seasons’ distributor, MarVista Entertainment, has recently closed deals with Spanish children’s channel Boing, Venezuela's Venevision, Chile’s Mega and Indian Nick affiliate channel Sonic. Broadcasters in Australia, New Zealand, France, Italy and Mexico also run them.
Nick debuted Power Rangers Super Samurai in the US and YTV in Canada in February.
GENRES: Children's, Live-action
SHOWS: Power Rangers, Power Rangers Megaforce, Power Rangers Samurai, Power Rangers Super Samurai
COMPANIES: Boing, Channel 5, Marvista Entertainment, Mega, Saban Brands, Sonic, Venevision
SECTIONS: C21 Kids
COUNTRIES: Australia, Canada, Chile, India, Italy, Latin America, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK, US, Venezuela
Channel 5 picks up Power Rangers SamuraiAlso, from Licensing.biz:
L.A.-based MarVista Entertainment, the exclusive international distributor for Saban Brands' Power Rangers franchise, has licensed Power Rangers Samurai and Power Rangers Super Samurai to the UK's Channel 5. Episodes of both half-hour seasons will premiere later this summer in the channel’s new weekend animation block for boys.
Recently announced new international broadcast partners for Power Rangers Samurai, include Spain’s 24-hour kids channel Boing, Venezuela’s Venevision, Chile’s Mega and Sonic, part of the Nickelodeon platform in India. These international partners join existing International partners, including Nickelodeon (multiple territories), Channel 9 (Australia), TV4 (New Zealand), Canal J and Gulli (France), Mediaset’s Italia 1 and Boing (Italy) and Televisa (Mexico). In total, Power Rangers Samurai reaches more than 150 territories across the globe.
Saban Brands plans to support the Channel 5 UK market launch with character appearances, retail promotions and advertising.
Tags: Channel 5, MarVista Entertainment, Power Rangers Samurai, Saban Brands
Channel 5 gains Power Rangers broadcasting rights
Saban Brands’ Power Rangers Samurai and Super Samurai will premiere on the channel this summer.
The UK’s Channel 5 has acquired the licence to air both Power Rangers Samurai and Power Rangers Super Samurai.
The deal was struck by Channel 5 and producer and distributor MarVist Entertainment, which is the exclusive distributor for Saban Brands’ popular boys franchise Power Rangers.
“The latest instalment of the Power Rangers franchise: Samurai and Super Samurai are fun, action-packed programming that will appeal to young boys,” said Channel 5’s head of acquisitions Katie Keenan. “It’s a great addition to our new weekend animation block.”
MarVista Entertainment’s CEO Fernando Szew added: “Saban Brands’ Power Rangers franchise continues to deliver top ratings to broadcasters around the world and to engage a new generation of viewers.
“Each new installment, be it Power Rangers Samurai or Power Rangers Super Samurai, upholds the high-level of action, humour, colorful characters and captivating stories that franchise fans have come to expect, and are supported by Saban Brands' stellar global licensing and merchandising programs.”
Channel 5 joins other international broadcast partners for Power Rangers Samurai, including Spain’s 24-hour kids channel Boing, Venezuela’s Venevision, Chile’s Mega, and Sonic, which is part of the Nickelodeon platform in India.
Others include Nickelodeon for multiple territories, Channel 9 in Australia, TV4 in New Zealand, Canal J and Gulli in France, Mediaset’s Italia 1 and Boing in Italy and Televisa in Mexico.
Power Rangers Samurai reaches over 150 territories across the globe. The property is currently the No.1 kids action series on Nickelodeon in the US.