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.