Discovery’s K2 buys Yu-Gi-Oh! series

Italian kids channel K2 has acquired Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V, the latest series in the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime franchise. The series is distributed by Konami’s sales arm 4K Media. In Italy the brand is repped by local producer and distributor Cattleya (Gomorrah), which struck the agreement with Discovery-owned K2. Cattleya had previously shopped the Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal series to […]

Chipmunks sell out in Europe

The new Alvin and the Chipmunks animated series, Alvinnn!! and the Chipmunks, has been acquired by Italian kids channel K2 and free-to-air broadcasters RTBF in Belgium and SIC in Portugal. The latest deals for the PGS Entertainment-distributed series mean it has now sold into all of Europe’s major territories ahead of its launch next year. […]

Discovery buys Italian broadcaster Switchover

Discovery has continued on its recent acquisition spree, buying Italian kids and general entertainment broadcaster Switchover Media. Discovery will acquire all of the Italian firm, which operates four free-to-air and pay TV channels in Italy. The US company said that, combined with its existing assets in the Italian market, the Switchover deal will make it […]

Konami’s 4K Media sells Yu-Gi-Oh! to France, Italy

Video game company Konami’s TV distribution and brand management unit 4KMedia has sold the latest installment of anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! into France and Italy, following  MIPCOM and MIPJunior. 4K manages the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime brand outside Asia and former 4Kids executive Brian Lacey is part of the company. In France 4K has shopped the latest 49-episode […]