Previously, Power Rangers seasons aired in France on their channel, Gulli and will continue to do so for Dino Charge. The 22nd season will be airing in the Fall of 2015. Also Sun City and Viquel in France are new licensees working with Saban Brands.
Short blurb on LicenseMag.com: http://www.licensemag.com/license-global/nelvana-rep-power-rangers
Corus Entertainment Press Release (seen below): http://www.corusent.com/home/Corporate/PressReleases/tabid/1697/Default.aspx?Id=2956
Nelvana Signs New Licensees to Iconic Superhero Franchise
Paris, France – Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana is proud to announce its partnership with Saban Brands to represent Power Rangers consumer products in France.
Additionally, Nelvana has signed two new licensees in France for the popular kids action-adventure brand. Sun City (kids’ t-shirts and sleepwear) and Viquel (back-to-school, stationery) now join master toy partner, Bandai, and hundreds of existing Power Rangers licensees around the world.
“We’re thrilled to be able to represent one of the longest-running kid’s series in TV history and add these new licenses to the dynamic Power Rangers portfolio,” said Antoine Erligmann, Co-Head of Nelvana Enterprises. “With the breadth of new content coming out over the next year, this partnership will enhance the Power Rangers experience for kids.”
“Nelvana has a proven track record in establishing kids properties in the French market,” said Gustavo Antonioni, Managing Director, Consumer Products EMEA, Saban Brands. “We look forward to working with their team of experts to bring the iconic Power Rangers franchise to the next level and expand the consumer products program to reach a wider audience of fans.”
In Fall 2015, the newest iteration of the Power Rangers series will debut in France on Gulli with a brand-new, action-packed season called Saban’s Power Rangers Dino Charge. Additionally, Saban Brands and Lionsgate have partnered to produce an original live-action theatrical film based on the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, which is slated for release in Summer 2016.
Nelvana is a world-leading international producer and distributor of children’s animated and live-action content. Nelvana is comprised of Nelvana Studio and its distribution arm Nelvana Enterprises and owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. Nelvana Studio produces a stable of award-winning and globally renowned brands that focus on comedies, preschool and boys action series and ancillary consumer products programs. Nelvana’s content airs on Corus Entertainment’s kids channels in Canada and in over 160 countries around the world. The Nelvana library has well over 4,000 episodes of programming and has received over 70 major international program awards including Emmys® and Geminis. Visit the Nelvana website at nelvana.com.
About Saban’s Power Rangers
Saban’s Power Rangers franchise is the brainchild of Haim Saban, creator and producer of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers hit series that launched in 1993. Following its introduction, Power Rangers quickly became the most-watched children’s television program in the United States and remains one of the top-rated and longest running kids live-action series in television history. The series follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who “morph” into superheroes and save the world from evil. It is seen in more than 150 markets, translated into numerous languages and a favorite on many key international children’s programming blocks around the world. For more information, visit www.powerrangers.com.