ITV acquires Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

British commercial broadcaster ITV has acquired the rights to the reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles after striking a deal with Viacom International Media Networks.

The broadcaster will air the series on ITV1 and CITV.

It acquired the first two seasons of the animated series, which is produced for Nickelodeon.

The international sales arm of the Viacom-owned network also closed deals with TVI (Portugal), RTL Klub (Hungary), Rádio e Televisão Bandeirantes (Brazil), STB QTV (Ukraine), ABS-CBN Corporation (Philippines) and Televisora Nicaraguaense (Nicuragua).

Jamila Metran, head of programming, CITV, said: “We are very pleased to have secured the enduring children’s favourite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for broadcast on CITV and ITV breakfast. The deal continues ITV’s successful partnership with VIMN on past titles which include Victorious and Big Time Rush.”

Beaton added: “ITV is the perfect broadcast home for Nick’s heroes in a half-shell, complementing their hugely popular action packed animation line-up.” Adding, “These deals directly reflect the enormous buzz Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is generating in the international TV buying marketplace, securing more pre-sale deals than ever before for a Nickelodeon series as well as Nick’s proven ability to deliver hit content that appeals to audiences around the world.”

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