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Saban and The CW’s Vortexx swallows three new kids shows

Vortexx, the kids programming block on US broadcast network The CW, has unveiled its new programming line-up, which includes three new series. The five-hour weekly block runs on The CW between 7am and noon every Saturday. It is run by Saban Brands and the new line-up launches this Saturday, August 17. The new titles are […]

Saban rejigs and staffs up for new licensing division

Saban Brands has upped several executives and hired a new VP as it launches a new licensing division. The new Global Consumer Products unit will expand the licensing and merchandising campaigns for Saban properties, which include Power Rangers (above), Julius Jr. and Digimon. It will be run by Kirk Bloomgarden who will be senior VP. […]

Celestial brings Lingerie Football League to Asia

Lionsgate and Saban’s Asian joint venture Celestial Tiger Entertainment has acquired TV rights to the Lingerie Football League (LFL), the event in which female athletes play American football in their underwear. Action from the LFL will be shown on CTE’s Kix action channel. The LFL, which is based in Las Vegas, launched in 2009 and […]

Celestial Tiger hires Fox exec

Lionsgate, Saban and Celestial joint venture Celestial Tiger has hired Magdalene Cheung from Fox International Channels. She will be director of advertising sales at the Asian channel operator, a role she previously held at FIC. Celestial Tiger has also upped Annie Chan to director, affiliate sales. Before joining Celestial she worked at UK telco BT. […]

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 […]

Saban buys the Digimon franchise

Haim Saban’s company has bought Digimon, the kids anime series and brand that Saban first brought to international and US markets in the late 1990s. Saban Brands has acquired the Digimon brand and has right to exploit it outside Asia. It will team with producer and distributor Marvista, which will sell the TV series internationally. […]