Channel 5 gains Power Rangers broadcasting rights

Saban Brands? Power Rangers Samurai and Super Samurai will premiere on the channel this summer.
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The UK’s Channel 5 has acquired the licence to air both Power Rangers Samurai and Power Rangers Super Samurai.

The deal was struck by Channel 5 and producer and distributor MarVist Entertainment, which is the exclusive distributor for Saban Brands’ popular boys franchise Power Rangers.

“The latest instalment of the Power Rangers franchise: Samurai and Super Samurai are fun, action-packed programming that will appeal to young boys,” said Channel 5’s head of acquisitions Katie Keenan. “It’s a great addition to our new weekend animation block.”

MarVista Entertainment’s CEO Fernando Szew added: “Saban Brands’ Power Rangers franchise continues to deliver top ratings to broadcasters around the world and to engage a new generation of viewers.

“Each new installment, be it Power Rangers Samurai or Power Rangers Super Samurai, upholds the high-level of action, humour, colorful characters and captivating stories that franchise fans have come to expect, and are supported by Saban Brands’ stellar global licensing and merchandising programs.”

Channel 5 joins other international broadcast partners for Power Rangers Samurai, including Spain’s 24-hour kids channel Boing, Venezuela’s Venevision, Chile’s Mega, and Sonic, which is part of the Nickelodeon platform in India.

Others include Nickelodeon for multiple territories, Channel 9 in Australia, TV4 in New Zealand, Canal J and Gulli in France, Mediaset’s Italia 1 and Boing in Italy and Televisa in Mexico. 

Power Rangers Samurai reaches over 150 territories across the globe. The property is currently the No.1 kids action series on Nickelodeon in the US.

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