Yu-Gi-Oh!


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 […]

4K add ex-Viacom sales exec

New York-based distributor 4K Media has hired former Viacom International Media Networks programme sales exec Jonitha Keymoore. Most recently Keymoore was director of acquisitions at OTT platform Cinedigm, and at Yu-Gi-Oh co-owner 4K will be director of programme sales. Before Cinedigm she was VIMN’s manager of programme sales operations, selling syndicated MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, […]

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 […]

4K Media scores first major deal for Yu-Gi-Oh!

Konami’s 4K Media has scored its major programming deal for the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime brand since securing the rights outside of Asia last year. US children’s channel Nicktoons has bought two seasons of the latest installment, Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, along with the entire Yu-Gi-Oh! library, which includes Classic Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds. A 4K Media […]

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 […]