Wednesday, August 29, 2012

MarVista To Debut Saban Brands' Brand New "Power Rangers" Series, "Power Rangers Megaforce", At MIPCOM 2012 In Cannes, France

From C21Media:
MarVista powers up for Mip

Los Angeles-based MarVista Entertainment will celebrate the 20th anniversary of children’s action series Power Rangers by bringing its latest incarnation to Mipcom.

Power Rangers Megaforce (40x30′) will debut to the international market in Cannes through MarVista, which has global sales rights to the Saban Brands-owned property. The series is due to launch on Nickelodeon in the US next year [2013].

Last week, MarVista picked up three new teen TV movies for distribution: Pop Star, I Kissed a Vampire and Circle of Lies.

Jesse Whittock

GENRES: Animation, Children's
SHOWS: Power Rangers Megaforce
COMPANIES: Marvista Entertainment, Saban Brands
MIPCOM is a TV and entertainment market which is held in the French town of Cannes once every year, and will take place this year between 8th and 11th October 2012. You can find out more information about MIPCOM 2012 here on the official MIPCOM website,

Also, from Kidscreen:
MarVista unveils new Power Rangers Megaforce series

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the live-action boys series Power Rangers, L.A.-based MarVista Entertainment will debut the newest version of the franchise, Power Rangers Megaforce, at MIPCOM 2012.

Forty new half-hour episodes of the series, which is expected to air on Nickelodeon in the US in 2013, will be on offer to international buyers by MarVista, the exclusive international distributor for Saban Brands' Power Rangers.

Power Rangers Megaforce follows the adventures of a supernatural guardian, Gosei, who summons the help of five teenagers, the Power Rangers Megaforce, to battle the evil Warstar aliens who have launched a massive invasion.

In support of the new series, Saban Brands will launch an extensive consumer products campaign, character appearances, retail promotions and advertising.

The latest news comes on the heels of the UK’s Channel 5 picking up Power Rangers Samurai and Power Rangers Super Samurai.

Tags: MarVista Entertainment, MIPCOM, Nickelodeon, Power Rangers Megaforce, Saban Brands
Also, from The Hollywood Reporter:
MIPCOM 2012: Saban Brands to Unveil New 'Power Rangers' Episodes at Kids' Market

Forty fresh installments of the 20-year-old action franchise will debut Saturday in Cannes.

Those pesky Power Rangers will hit the Croisette Saturday morning as the characters' originator, Saban Brands, unveils 40 new episodes of the 20-year-old action franchise during the two-day Mipcom Jr. kids market in Cannes.

Hundreds of program purchasers will be on hand at the Martinez hotel for the annual buying and selling bazaar. The availability of new episodes to international children's buyers comes on the heels of several ratings successes for the current Power Rangers Samurai series -- in France, Germany, the U.K. and Australia. In France, for example, Power Rangers Samurai, airing on Gulli, ranked last month as the No. 1 kids action series in the country with Boys 4-14 and the No. 3 series in France amongst Boys 4-14 overall.

"The undeniable ratings success of Power Rangers places this evergreen brand in an enviable position as we move into 2013 celebrating 20 years on air," said Saban Brands president Elie Dekel. "It is not often that our industry celebrates this level of sustained success."

Following its introduction to U.S. audiences in spring 1993, Power Rangers quickly became one of the most-watched children's TV shows in the United States. Twenty years on, Power Rangers Megaforce will premiere in the U.S. in 2013 on Nickelodeon.