12 MAR 2021

FILMRISE TO OFFER 800 HOURS OF NELVANA CHILDREN'S CONTENT TO DIGITAL PLATFORMS

FilmRise will distribute Nelvana anime shows and series to SVOD and AVOD platforms across the U.S., U.K., Ireland and Germany.

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“Bakugan®”

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FilmRise has entered into a distribution deal with Nelvana to offer approximately 800 hours of Nelvana’s children’s programming to SVOD and AVOD platforms such as IMDb TV, Tubi, Pluto, Rakuten, Joyn and TV NOW across the U.S., U.K., Ireland and Germany. 

Programs include mainstream anime shows “Bakugan®” and “Beyblade,” in addition to iconic children’s animated series such as “Babar,” “Braceface,” “Class of the Titans,” “Rupert,” “Tales from the Cryptkeeper,” “Donkey Kong Country,” “Rescue Heroes,” and “Franklin,” among others, and will be made available for PVOD, AVOD platforms, and FilmRise Channels domestically and in the European territories.

Max Einhorn, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions at FilmRise, states, “Nelvana, a key player in the programming, merchandising and licensing space, is a perfect strategic fit for our latest initiative of bringing a wide array of high-quality children’s content into the digital space, including the proliferation of family-friendly, co-viewing content on the FilmRise Streaming Network, the launch of the FilmRise Family FAST Channel, and the release of our feature-length family musical, “Lilly’s Light: The Movie”.

“Nelvana’s breadth of premium family-friendly programming lends itself perfectly to streaming platforms that are looking to expand their own offerings as consumers continue to look for content on various digital platforms,” said Mellany Masterson, Head of Nelvana Enterprises. “Our partnership with FilmRise allows us to connect with new audiences and bring them our beloved properties including popular anime series 'Bakugan®' and 'Beyblade' and cherished fan favorites, 'Babar' and 'Franklin'.”

 

Nelvana, a key player in the programming, merchandising and licensing space, is a perfect strategic fit for our latest initiative of bringing a wide array of high-quality children’s content into the digital space” Max Einhorn Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions at FilmRise