MIPTV 08: More sign up for Transformers Animated

Samantha Loveday

By Samantha Loveday

April 9th 2008 at 10:24AM
MIPTV 08: More sign up for Transformers Animated

Entertainment Rights has now secured broadcast agreements in over 80 territories for new show.

Entertainment Rights is this morning celebrating 'an incredible response' from global broadcasters, after sealing more deals for the upcoming Transformers Animated.

The series is made up of 26x22-minute episodes, plus a 70-minute special episode.

ER has now secured agreements in over 80 territories including new key international broadcast platforms; 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 on from initial sales with the likes of Nickelodeon (UK), Gulli (France) and Super RTL (Germany).

Chloe van den Berg, executive director of international for ER, said: "The Transformers Animated series has had an incredible response from broadcasters around the globe.

"With 80 territories secured, the show is set to become an international hit, springboarding off the success of last year's Transformers live action movie that grossed more than $700m at the box office worldwide."

ER holds the worldwide TV distribution rights for Transformers Animated (excluding North America) covering TV distribution across both free and pay TV platforms for the series. It is already airing on Cartoon Network in the US.