Turtles return with global presalesAlso, from Den Of Geek:
MIPCOM NEWS: Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has racked up presales worldwide for its refreshed version of animated classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Heading the list is the UK's ITV, which has picked up seasons one and two for simulcast on ITV1 and kidscaster CiTV, with season one kicking off in spring 2013.
Other presales went to TVI in Portugal; RTL Klub in Hungary; Bandeirantes in Brazil; S&E Media Project and STB QTV in Ukraine; ABS-CBN in the Philippines; and Nicaragua’s Televisora Nicaraguaense.
This summer Spanish pubcaster TVE also signed a three-year deal for the series, starting in May 2013.
The updated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premiered on Nickelodeon in the US on September 29, followed by the UK net on October 1.
It is now rolling out across Nickelodeon channels internationally until December 2013. Nickelodeon has already ordered an additional 26 episodes for airing next year.
“These deals directly reflect the enormous buzz Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is generating in the international TV buying marketplace,” said Caroline Beaton, senior VP of international programme sales for VIMN, adding that the show has secured “more presale deals than ever before for a Nickelodeon series.”
The show, created in 1984 by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, has also sparked renewed interest on the licencing and merchandising front. A new range of consumer products will launch in spring 2013, including ones from long-standing Turtles L&M partner Playmates Toys.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles gets a second seasonAlso, from Digital Spy UK:
It's been almost three weeks since Den of Geek last published anything about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and that’s because I became overwhelmed and have been having a lie down. The new series launched with a double bill on Nickelodeon in the UK on Monday the 1st of October, and three episodes in, Den of Geek couldn't be happier with the show. It's funny, the action scenes are great, and the animation is top notch. For further praise, please see our spoiler-free review of the first two episodes, here.
The show has proven to be a hit, too. Reports suggest that the Turtles’ return was watched by twelve million viewers in the USA. It's an impressive figure and one that the show absolutely deserves.
The figure has clearly impressed Nickelodeon, too, as a second season has been confirmed. In truth, the show represents a massive investment for Nickeldeon and it likely would have taken a complete disaster for it not to see a second run. In fact, if you follow any of the cast on Twitter you’d be forgiven for thinking that the second series was already well into production.
It seems that UK channel ITV has been impressed, too, because it's been announced that the show will be airing on their channel from spring 2013. ITV airing the show will mean that everyone with a television has access to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. That's a good thing.
Turtles toys are scheduled to be in UK shops from the 1st of December, just in time for Christmas. We're trying to convince our significant others that we legitimately need the three foot high sewer play set for article research, albeit without much success.
With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles proving such a success, and with the Bay-produced film still subject to speculated production problems, script-leaks and online alien outrages, we wonder whether Paramount might have missed a trick by not going the animated route with the upcoming movie.
To celebrate the show's success, here's a video of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles performing Pizza Power as part of their tour as a band.
Find out what happened when Matt went on a Turtles ninja training adventure, here.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles airs on Nickelodeon on Mondays at 5pm.
'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' new series to air on ITV1 in the UKTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fact: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles debuted as an animated series in 1987 and ran all the way through to 1996. The word "Hero" was substituted in for "Ninja" in the UK due to controversy surrounding nunchuks.
The animated show will be simulcast on ITV1 and CITV from 2013.
ITV is to air the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series.
The first two seasons of the Nickelodeon cartoon have been picked up for UK broadcast, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"ITV is the perfect broadcast home for Nick's heroes in a half-shell, complementing their hugely popular action-packed animation lineup," said Caroline Beaton, SVP International Programme Sales.
The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - the third animated series based on Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird's original comics - debuted in the US on September 29 and recently received an order for 26 more episodes.
A controversial movie reboot based on the franchise is currently in the works, with Michael Bay attached to produce.
> Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles returns - preview
Watch the opening sequence for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series below:
Photo gallery - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles though the years [here on the official Digital Spy UK website, digitalspy.co.uk]:
Also, from The Hollywood Reporter:
MIPCOM 2012: U.K. Broadcaster ITV to Air Nickelodeon’s 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'Also, from Kidscreen:
The turtles are headed to ITV in the U.K. Viacom announced Tuesday that its longtime broadcast partner in that territory has nailed down season one and season two broadcast rights for Nickelodeon's new animation series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, for simulcast on ITV1 and CITV.
The deal, along with a raft of multi-territory pre-sales, was announced by Caroline Beaton, SVP International Program Sales, at Mipcom in Cannes.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will air across ITV1 and CITV, the children's television arm, starting in spring 2013. ITV and VIMN also confirmed season three pick-ups of Nick's live action series, Big Time Rush and Victorious. As is usual with such deals, no financial details were released.
VIDEO: Jason Biggs and Sean Astin on 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'
"ITV is the perfect broadcast home for Nick's heroes in a half-shell, complementing their hugely popular action packed animation line-up," Beaton said.
Pre-sale deals for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles include: TVI (Portugal), RTL Klub (Hungary), and Bandeirantes (Brazil). Viacom announced earlier this summer a three-year deal with national Spanish broadcaster Television Espanola (TVE) for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, commencing May 2013.
Following its launch in the U.S. on Sept. 29, Nickelodeon has ordered 26 additional episodes of the series, which will begin airing next year. The series is rolling out across Nickelodeon channels around the world between now and December 2013.
ITV adds TMNT to lineupAlso, from Broadcast:
UK broadcaster ITV has snatched up the first two seasons of Nickelodeon’s new animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from Viacom International Media Networks.
The series will air across ITV1 and CITV starting in the Spring. ITV and VIMN also announced deals for two of Nick's live-action series Big Time Rush and Victorious.
So far, Viacom has inked a slew of broadcast deals for its new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles including, TVI / Televisão Independente S.A (Portugal), RTL Klub (Hungary), Rádio e Televisão Bandeirantes (Brazil), S&E Media Project Limited / STB QTV (Ukraine), ABS-CBN Corporation (Philippines) and Televisora Nicaraguaense S.A. (Nicuragua).
The series launched in the US in September and in the UK in October. It will roll out across other Nickelodeon channels between now and December 2013.
Tags: ITV, Nickelodeon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Viacom
CITV signs Ninja TurtlesAlso, from Broadway World:
Mipcom: ITV has picked up the rights to air Nickelodeon’s CGI version of classic cartoon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
The deal, which covers the first two series of the 1980s kids show, will see the two 26 episode run as a simulcast on both ITV1 and CITV from Spring 2013. The half-shell themed series kicked off on Nickelodeon in the UK on 1 October.
Viacom International’s deal with ITV, brokered by senior vice president of international programme sales Caroline Beaton with CITV’s head of programming Jamila Metran, also hands ITV the rights to the third series of live action shows Big Time Rush and Victorious. The terrestrial broadcaster has aired the first two series of each previously.
Beaton said Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had generated a record number of pre-sale deals for a Nickelodeon series.“ITV is the perfect broadcast home for Nick’s heroes in a half-shell, complementing their hugely popular action packed animation line-up,” she added.
Further TMNT deals have been struck with broadcasters in Portugal, Hungary, Brazil, Ukraine, Philippines and Nicuragua.
Viacom, UK's ITV Sign Broadcast Deal for Nickelodeon's TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLESAlso, from Variety's TV News column on the official Variety website, Variety.com:
Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc., today announced that long-time partner and leading UK terrestrial broadcaster, ITV, has secured season one and season two broadcast rights for Nickelodeon’s hotly anticipated new animation series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, for simulcast on ITV1 and CITV. The deal, along with a raft of multi-territory pre-sales, was announced by Caroline Beaton Senior Vice President, International Programme Sales for VIMN at MIPCOM 2012 in Cannes.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will air across ITV1 and CITV, the children’s television arm, starting in Spring 2013. ITV and VIMN also confirmed season three pick-ups of Nickelodeon’s hit live action series, Big Time Rush and Victorious.
Beaton commented on the deal: “ITV is the perfect broadcast home for Nick’s heroes in a half-shell, complementing their hugely popular action packed animation line-up.” Adding, “These deals directly reflect the enormous buzz Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is generating in the international TV buying marketplace, securing more pre-sale deals than ever before for a Nickelodeon series as well as Nick’s proven ability to deliver hit content that appeals to audiences around the world.”
Jamila Metran, Head of Programming, CITV, said: "We are very pleased to have secured the enduring children's favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for broadcast on CITV and ITV breakfast. The deal continues ITV's successful partnership with VIMN on past titles which include Victorious and Big Time Rush."
Pre-sale deals for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles include: TVI / Televisão Independente S.A (Portugal), RTL Klub (Hungary), Rádio e Televisão Bandeirantes (Brazil), S&E Media Project Limited / STB QTV (Ukraine), ABS-CBN Corporation (Philippines) and Televisora Nicaraguaense S.A. (Nicaragua). VIMN announced earlier this summer a three-year deal with national Spanish broadcaster Television Espanola (TVE) for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, commencing May 2013.
Following its launch success in the US (29 September), Nickelodeon has ordered 26 additional episodes of the series, which will begin airing next year. The series premiered on 1 October in the UK and is rolling out across Nickelodeon channels around the world between now and December 2013.
The reintroduction of this storied franchise has ignited excitement in the licensing community and spring 2013 will see the launch of an extensive consumer products programme based on the pizza-loving, green heroes. Long-standing Turtles toy partner Playmates Toys has already unveiled an impressive line of new products developed to support the refreshed series.
Considered one of the most popular kids’ television programs of the 1980s, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a classic, global property created in 1984 by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. It first debuted as a successful comic book series and then became a hit animated TV show, a live-action television series and later spawned four blockbuster theatrical releases. The property also has translated into a significant consumer products business—with DVDs, video games, toys and more--that has generated billions of dollars at retail.
Related: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, Nickelodeon
Brit dramas nab sales as Mipcom ends
'Parade's End,' 'Restless' among hot titles
High-end British drama series attracted buyers at Cannes TV mart Mipcom, which wrapped Thursday.
Brit period miniseries "Parade's End," starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall, has been sold by BBC Worldwide to Australia's Network Nine, HBO's Pan-Central and Eastern Europe webs, Slovenia's RTV, Latvia's LTV, Estonia's ETV and STV in Slovakia.
The show, produced by Mammoth Screen, is scripted by Tom Stoppard, based on Ford Madox Ford's novels. It is co-produced by HBO and France's Arte.
ProSiebenSat.1 has taken German rights to the adaptation of William Boyd's spy novel "Restless." The WWII drama centers on a young Russian recruited to infiltrate the corridors of power in Washington, D.C.
Starring Hayley Atwell, Rufus Sewell and Michelle Dockery, it was penned by Boyd, helmed by Edward Hall and produced by Hilary Bevan Jones of Endor Prods.
The BBC and the Sundance Channel greenlit the show, which is repped by Red Arrow Intl.
ITV Studios has secured a raft of deals for British drama skeins "Mr Selfridge," "Falcon" and "Endeavour."
"Mr Selfridge" has pre-sold to Ireland's TV3, Norwegian pubcaster NRK and Finnish pubcaster YLE.
The drama was previously acquired by PBS's Masterpiece in the U.S., the Seven Network in Australia, Swedish pubcaster SVT and Israel's YES DBS Satellite Services.
Crime drama "Falcon," based on Robert Wilson's novels, has been pre-sold to HBO Latin America, Sweden's SVT and HOT in Israel. These deals follow a pre-sale to BBC Worldwide Channels in Australia.
"Falcon" is a Mammoth Screen production for the U.K.'s BSkyB, Canal Plus in Spain and Germany's ZDF.
"Inspector Morse" prequel "Endeavour" was acquired by Pramer's Film & Arts channel in Latin America, Sweden's SVT, Norway's NRK, Danish pubcaster DR, Croatia's HRT and Lietuvos Ryto Televizija in Lithuania.
The detective drama was previously picked up by WGBH in the U.S., Seven Network in Australia, TVNZ in New Zealand, Belgian pubcaster VRT and the Netherlands' NPO. It is a Mammoth Screen production.
Among other deals at Mipcom, the U.K.'s Channel 4 commissioned cookery series "Simon Hopkinson Cooks," which is produced by Ricochet, and "16 Kids and Counting," looking at the lives of Britain's biggest families, produced by Lion Television. It also commissioned a docu about TV chef Fanny Cradock, "Fanny and Friends," produced by Boundless/Talkback.
U.K. broadcaster ITV has nabbed season one and two of Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." The skein will simulcast on ITV1 and CITV, starting in spring.
Other pre-sale deals for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" include TVI/Televisao Independente in Portugal, RTL Klub in Hungary, Radio e Televisao Bandeirantes in Brazil, S&E Media Project/STB QTV in Ukraine, ABS-CBN Corp. in Philippines and Televisora Nicaraguaense in Nicaragua.
ITV also confirmed season three pick-ups of Nickelodeon's live-action series "Big Time Rush" and "Victorious."
Fox Intl. Channels has taken rights in India to the U.S. version of cooking competition show "The Taste," which features celebrity chefs Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson.
The show will air next year on Fox Traveller.
Nine Network took Australian rights to the show, which is repped by Red Arrow Intl., earlier this week.
The skein is produced by Kinetic Content, Red Arrow's U.S. production company, and airs in the U.S. on ABC.