Saban Brands picks up Power Rangers

Samantha Loveday

By Samantha Loveday

May 13th 2010 at 10:35AM
Saban Brands picks up Power Rangers

Firm buys back hit kid's franchise; deal reached with Nickelodeon to air new episodes.

Saban Brands has made its first purchase since its debut last week - buying back the Power Rangers brand from Disney.

The deal - which was made for an undisclosed amount - includes worldwide rights to more than 700 episodes of the show, produced over 17 years.

Saban originally developed and produced Power Rangers from 1993. It is now looking to bring new episodes to Nickelodeon. It is cooperating with the original Japanese creator of the TV show - Toei - while it has also signed a toy and video games licence with Bandai America.

"Power Rangers is one of the world's leading children's entertainment properties and we are delighted to see its return," Saban said in a statement. It added that the show promotes teamwork, responsibility and the importance of helping others.