Saban Brands and MarVista Entertainment license latest installment of the Power Rangers franchise, Power Rangers Megaforce, to Channel 5 in the U.K.
LOS ANGELES, CA --
Saban Brands and MarVista Entertainment have licensed the latest installment of the phenomenal Power Rangers franchise, Saban’s Power Rangers Megaforce, to the United Kingdom’s Channel 5, where it will debut this summer. The announcement was made by Fernando Szew, CEO, MarVista Entertainment, and Katie Keenan, Head of Acquisitions for Channel 5.
“Broadcasters the world over have shared in the phenomenal success of Saban’s Power Ranger franchise, which has consistently delivered strong ratings for decades,” said Szew. “The latest series promises the same amount of action, humor, excitement and entertainment as Power Rangers Super Samurai, which Channel 5 is currently airing, and given its broad viewership, debuting the new series hot on the heels of Super Samurai to the channel’s loyal fans is a natural next step.”
“We’re excited to continue our partnership with Saban’s Power Rangers and look forward to introducing the new Power Rangers Megaforce to our young viewers,” added Katie Keenan.
“The Power Rangers’ 20th Anniversary is adding yet another level of excitement to the franchise as we continue to introduce new adventures and characters to our continually increasing and loyal fan base,” added Elie Dekel, President of Saban Brands. “The continued enthusiasm for Power Rangers from our partners all over the globe is very exciting for all of us.”
Saban’s Power Rangers Megaforce iscurrently captivating audiences on Nickelodeon and Nicktoons in North America; on YTV and Teletoon in Canada; and on Gulli and Canal J in France, with several new broadcast partners to be announced in the coming weeks.
In addition, the upcoming season, Power Rangers Super Megaforce will officially debut to the international television market at MIPJunior this year. The new series focuses on the Rangers' mission to defeat a massive alien army Armada that was sent to conquer Earth. To face this threat, Gosei, a supernatural guardian who has protected Earth for centuries, gives the Rangers special morphers and keys, which allow them to morph into Super Megaforce Rangers. The Rangers also have an added special ability to morph into any team of Power Rangers from the past. Saban's Power Rangers Super Megaforce will debut on Nickelodeon in various world markets in 2014.
Source: Saban Brands
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.