Digimon Fusion

Saban hires strategy exec

Saban Brands, the TV and brand owning division of Saban Capital, has hired Daniel Castle as managing director of strategic business development. The role involves managing the international growth of existing brands in the portfolio as well as acquiring new properties. He joins from Iconix Brand Group and will be based in New York and […]

Asia’s super heroes

Are Asian television companies finding new ways to reboot the animated boys’ action genre? Jesse Whittock reports on the latest shows and why international coproductions are leading the way. Comic book superheroes have created much of the global narrative around animated boys action programming in the past few years, especially since The Walt Disney Company […]

ITV buys Digimon anime series

ITV has picked up the latest series of kids anime show Digimon. The UK free-to-air broadcaster has acquired Saban show Digimon Fusion from its distributor MarVista in a deal that also covers related licensing and merchandising. ITV will represent the brand for consumer products and licensing in the UK with the first products slated to […]