Press release from FremantleMedia:
LONDON, UK -- FremantleMedia Enterprises announced six new international TV distribution deals for the epic boys’ action-adventure franchise Monsuno. The deals will see Monsuno broadcasting on free-to-air channels including CITV in the UK, Switchover Media (K2) in Italy, RTVE (Clan) in Spain, YTV in Canada, Spacetoon in the Middle East, and Nine Network’s GO! channel in Australia.
Targeting 6-11 year old boys, Monsuno (52x30’) is an animated action-adventure series where kids discover, command and battle creatures with destructive potential. A race to harness the power of Monsuno ensues between a group of heroic kids and the evil forces focused on destroying the planet. Nickelodeon has the pay TV rights to Monsuno, which premiered in the US on Nicktoons in February and is now rolling out in over 60 markets worldwide.
Andrew Berman, FME’s VP, Distribution, Kids & Family Entertainment, commented, “We are incredibly excited to announce these new programming deals which further demonstrate the worldwide appeal of Monsuno. The TV series and related merchandise have been very successful in the US and we’re confident Monsuno will fast become a powerful force in the global boys’ action arena.”
FME is the worldwide (excluding Asia) distribution and ancillary rights agent for Monsuno and will be available at Licensing International Expo to discuss opportunities for phase two categories including apparel, graphic novels, sticker and activity books, and for phase three in categories across games, outdoor toys, dress up and role play, activity and craft, board games and puzzles.
The Monsuno series is co-produced by Pacific Animation Partners LLC, a joint venture between JAKKS Pacific, Inc. & Dentsu Entertainment USA, Inc., with FremantleMedia Enterprises and The Topps Company, Inc. and is supported by a JAKKS Pacific toy line featuring innovative, kid-controlled action figures, accessories, playsets, collectables, electronics and integrated role play.
Carmine Russo, President of JAKKS Pacific’s International division said, “On-air placement with these top free-to-air network partners continues to expand the tremendous worldwide presence of the Monsuno franchise. Monsuno uniquely pairs compelling entertainment content with exciting and engaging toy innovation, giving it the opportunity to be a top Boys Action Entertainment property in all major markets around the world.”