Thursday, June 07, 2012

Spanish Public Broadcaster TVE Picks Up The Spanish Free-To-Air Rights For Nickelodeon's Brand New "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" TV Series For TVE's Clan TV Channel; To Debut In Spain In May 2013

From C21Media:
Spanish net gets Turtle power

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

A leading Spanish broadcaster has acquired the CGI remake of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which debuts on Nickelodeon in the fall [2012].

Pubcaster TVE [Televisión Española] has bought the series from Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) for its free-to-air digital terrestrial children’s channel Clan TV and will launch it in May 2013, under a three-year deal.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will debut on Viacom-owned Nickelodeon in the US and internationally later this year. A consumer products line follows in spring 2013.

The Spanish pubcaster’s programme acquisitions director Juan Ignacio Jiménez Gargantilla said other Nick series such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Victorious had proved to be “extremely popular” with TVE’s audience.

Jesse Whittock

GENRES: Action, Animation, Children's, Comedy
SHOWS: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
PEOPLE: Juan Ignacio Jiménez Gargantilla
COMPANIES: Nickelodeon, TVE, Viacom International Media Networks
Also, from Kidscreen:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles head to Spain

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), has inked a deal with Spanish broadcaster, Television Espanola (TVE), that will see Nickelodeon's new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series air across the Spanish market. The news comes ahead of the show’s official fall international launch.

Following a three-year deal with national Spanish broadcaster and long-term partner, TVE, the series will air on Clan, the market’s biggest kids digital terrestrial channel, from May 2013.

Long-standing toy partner Playmates Toys has already unveiled a line of new products developed to support the refreshed series for an international consumer products rollout starting next spring. A wider program across further categories involving additional partners is set to be announced shortly

Tags: CLAN TVE, TVE, Viacom International Media Networks
Also, from Animation Insider:
TV Animation Sales 2012 (June)

TV Animation News: Global Sales Update

The following article spotlights a few news items regarding TV animation sales announced during June 2012. Nickelodeon's revival of sewer-dwelling ninja reptiles are already earning international sales (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Ankama's flexible MMORPG-based adventures move to Cartoon Network (Wakfu), and a pair of preschool items about everyday piglets find new homes as well (Wibbly Pig, Peppa Pig).


Nickelodeon is still on track to premiere the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles CG series this autumn. Having unveiled a first-look of the series only within the past two weeks {TMNT preview}, Nick is still quite high on the prospects of its heroes in a half shell. Television Espanola (Spain), for example, has acquired the rights to the series. The new TMNT animation will hit Spain in spring 2013 as part of a three-year agreement. Nick Consumer Products [Nickelodeon Consumer Products] unveiled a prodigious slate of toys earlier this year.