The Pokémon Company International has signed multiple new deals with international SVOD platforms for the animated series, along with standalone TV specials that further extend the reach of the programme.
The newly announced agreements, which cover numerous series and specials, include a multiple-territory deal for Google Play and additional partnerships for VOD services in Canada with Club illico and shomi and in Europe with TIMvision from Telecom Italia, Germany’s kividoo, and French VOD service TFOU MAX from TF1.
These latest signings complement existing VOD services that include several partnerships with the likes of Hulu in the US and Watchever in Europe, plus other major subscription VOD partners.
“Pokémon is the perfect on-demand franchise and we know that our fans want to watch and engage with the show when they want and where they want,” commented Emily Arons, senior VP of international business at The Pokémon Company International. “The huge success we have had in securing additional distribution deals across a variety of platforms is testament to the fact that Pokémon is a truly universal show with deep heritage, huge global appeal, and continued relevance to today’s audience.”