11 AGO 2020

NELVANA AND SPIN MASTER PARTNER WITH INTL BROADCASTERS TO EXPAND “BAKUGAN”

The new distribution deals include Netflix in the U.S., Canada, POP int the U.K., 9Go! in Australia and Dreamia in Portugal, among others, in addition to the previously announced broadcast partners.

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Nelvana and Spin Master have partnered with international broadcasters for Season 1 of "Bakugan: Battle Planet" and Season 2 of “Bakugan: Armored Alliance.”"The momentous addition of these leading international broadcasters elevates this powerful franchise to the next level and allows Bakugan to be shared and enjoyed by many more brawlers around the world," said Mellany Masterson, Head of Nelvana Enterprises. 

The new distribution deals include Netflix in the U.S., Canada, POP int the U.K., 9Go! in Australia and Dreamia in Portugal for "Bakugan: Armored Alliance" as well as Televisa in Mexico, Dreamia in Portugal, Nelonen Media in Finland, Dexy Co in Serbia, and Talent Show (Croatia) for "Bakugan: Battle Planet."

These new distribution deals are in addition to the previously announced broadcast partners including Teletoon in Canada, Cartoon Network in the U.S., Cartoon Network in Spain, Italy, Middle East), Gulli and Canal J (France, Africa), POP (U.K.), Super RTL in Germany, RTL in the Netherlands, Hungary, Croatia), 9Go! (Australia), TVNZ (New Zealand), Star (Greece), 1+1 (Ukraine), POP TV in Slovenia, VMMa in Belgium, M6 in France, Africa, and Lithuania/SIA in the Baltics. “The continued influx of international distribution deals is a strong testament to the franchise’s reigning popularity,” said Thom Chapman, Senior Director, Sales & Distribution, Spin Master. “Bakugan is an exemplary franchise for Spin Master proven in its long-lasting brand affinity. We look forward to bringing the epic world of Bakugan to more fans with this expansion.”

The 104 11-minute episodes of “Bakugan: Armored Alliance” is the second season of Bakugan: Battle Planet. The anime adventure series follows the adventures of Dan Kouzo and his best friends as the first kids on Earth to bond with the mysterious alien creatures known as Bakugan. The fate of not one but two planets rests in the hands of this new breed of Bakugan Brawlers. The new season launched earlier this year on Cartoon Network in the U.S., and Teletoon in Canada, with new episodes of Bakugan: Armored Alliance airing Sundays at 6:30 a.m. ET on Cartoon Network in the U.S. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. ET on TELETOON and Fridays at 2:05 p.m. ET on YTV in Canada. In the fall, new episodes will air Sundays at 12:30 p.m. ET on TELETOON and 2:05 p.m. ET on YTV.

Along with the new 100 11-minute episodes of the season, Spin Master launched "Bakugan: Armored Alliance" toys in North America in Spring 2020, along with new products launching this Fall 2020 in U.S. and Canada. Additionally, the children’s entertainment company will be rolling out their "Bakugan: Armored Alliance" toy line internationally this Fall.

 

The momentous addition of these leading international broadcasters elevates this powerful franchise to the next level and allows Bakugan to be shared and enjoyed by many more brawlers around the world. ” Mellany Masterson Head of Nelvana Enterprises