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The Pokémon Company picks up leading French broadcaster M6

The Pokémon Company International has signed a new partnership with the leading French broadcaster M6 to increase the availability of Pokémon animation in France and reach even more fans.

M6 has acquired the Pokémon the Series: Black & White story arc (Seasons 14–16) from Pokémon’s animated adventures based on the hugely popular video game franchise.

The first season in the story arc, Pokémon: Black & White(Season 14), launches on M6 in April at 7 a.m. during the M6 Kid time slot. A new episode from Season 14 will air every weekday morning at 7 a.m. during April and May.

This new deal complements TPCi’s partnership with Gulli and Canal J, who bring the newest animation in the growing Pokémon catalogue first to French fans, including the latest season, Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon—Ultra Adventures which is due to premiere later this year.

Emily Arons, senior VP of international business for The Pokémon Company International, said: “The deal with M6 is testament to Pokémon’s broad appeal and provides French fans with even more Pokémon animation to enjoy.”

Pokémon animation is broadcast in more than 160 countries in more than 30 languages. The series follows Ash, Pikachu, and friends and spans more than 1,000 episodes across 22 seasons.

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