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Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 set for Super RTL

Kids-headerBen 10Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 is set to make its free-to-air broadcast debut in Germany on Super RTL.

New episodes of the title will air on Super RTL this month. 

Ben 10, which targets boys aged 4-8, sees leading character Ben Tennyson transform into aliens. The series premiered across EMEA and APAC last October, followed by the US and Latin America in April 2017.

The show has a global reach of 178 million individuals, according to Cartoon Network’s Q2 financial results in 2017.

Patricia Hidalgo, chief content officer at Turner EMEA and international kids strategy, said: “Ben 10 is reaching more fans around the world than ever before and we’re excited that the show will be propelled even further with its imminent launch on Super RTL.

“Alongside the show’s growing number of free-to-air channel homes, we’re excited to be bringing a host of new Ben 10 content to fans – including the first wave of toys, new apps and games and our EMEA local production, Ben 10 Challenge, which will be launching in key markets including Germany from October.”

Cartoon Network has already greenlit a second season of the rebooted Ben 10, as well as a live-action gameshow, Ben 10 Challenge, which is currently in production in Madrid. The series will be provided in eight languages including Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish and Turkish.