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Now Turtle Power spreads to Russia and New Zealand

VIMN signs broadcast deals with key channels in both territories for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
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Key networks in Russia and New Zealand have now picked up the latest series of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

TNT, Russia's leading general entertainment channel, and Channel Four, a terrestrial broadcaster in New Zealand have both signed up for the new CG animation.

Russia's TNT began airing all 26 episodes of season one from March 4th, while New Zealand's Channel 4 will also air season one from this month.

The deals mark a triumphant six months for the Nickleodeon property since its launch in autumn 2012, and follow on from a swathe of signings with free to air broadcasters globally.

To date, in Latin and South America the series has been signed by Bandierantes in Brazil, Telenice in Nicaragua and Teledoce in Uruguay.

In APAC, Australia's Network Ten, ABS-CBN in the Philippines and Okto in Singapore have also signed up. Broadcasters picking up the series for emerging markets include MBC3 in the Middle East, LNK in Lithiania and Novy and QTV in Ukraine.

CITV in the UK, TVI in Portugal and TVE's Clan Channel in Spain all signed the series before it debuted last autumn.

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