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Entertainment Rights And Transformers Taking Over

Entertainment Rights announced it has secured further significant broadcast agreements for the new TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED series (26x22) plus a 70-minute special episode.

Before MIPTV, the company has secured broadcast agreements in more than 80 territories including: Mediaset (Italy), Turner Broadcasting (Australia, Latin America and India), Jetix (Israel, Netherlands and Belgium), Network 10 (Australia), TV3 (New Zealand), Mediacorp TV12 (Singapore) and TV Globo (Brazil).

This follows a highly successful initial sales effort to date which has seen TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED sell to key European TV broadcasters including Nickelodeon (U.K.), Gulli (France) and Super RTL (Germany).

ER holds the worldwide television distribution rights (excluding North America) covering television distribution across both free and pay TV platforms for the series that premiered to huge ratings success on Cartoon Network in the U.S. (highest rated kids cable program in its time slot).

TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED is the next generation of the globally popular saga of the struggle between the Autobots and the Decepticons and is being developed by Cartoon Network Studios in Los Angeles.

The best and brightest talents are working on the all-new animated TV series: Sam Register, Executive Producer (BEN 10, HI HI PUFFY AMI YUMI, TEEN TITANS); Matt Youngberg, Supervising Director (TEEN TITANS, BATMAN); Vincent Aniceto, Line Producer (FOSTER'S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS, POWER PUFF GIRLS); Marty Isenberg, Head Writer (DANNY PHANTOM, A.T.O.M, X-MEN, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES).

Derrick Wyatt, character designer for the smash hit, TEEN TITANS will take the role of Lead Designer.

The bold new 2D style that will be this new show's trademark presents a new twist on the original GENERATION 1 animated series that launched the TRANSFORMERS phenomenon in 1984. Developed for a new generation of TRANSFORMERS fans, the series will also introduce new characters alongside legendary favorites such as Optimus Prime and Megatron.