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MIPTV: ER Rolls Out ‘Transformers: Animated’ To the Rest of the World

by on May 10, 2007

Entertainment Rights (ER) has announced the acquisition of worldwide television and VOD rights, excluding Latin America, North America and certain Asian territories, to the new Transformers: Animated series together with a 70-minute Transformers special, in addition to a host of deals concluded at last month’s MIPTV trade show held in Cannes, France.

ER now represents four seasons of Transformers programming, totaling 154 episodes.

The company also shored up deals on other titles within its catalog, including Rupert Bear, which has been acquired by France 5, Super RTL in Germany and Kidz Entertainment in Scandinavia; The Basil Brush Show, licensed to Spanish broadcaster TVE and Cartoon Network in France and Spain; the new feature length movie Barbie as the Island Princess, licensed to Super RTL in Germany, M6 in France, Finnish broadcaster MTV3, TV2 Denmark, TV2 Norway, Kanal 2 in Estonia, LNK in Lithuania, LTV in Latvia, and GMA in the Philippines; and Casper’s Scare School has been acquired by TF1 France, Super RTL in Germany and Cartoon Network U.K. The company is also beginning negotiations with broadcasters for a new Casper’s Scare School animated television series.

Additionally, ER is in negotiations to put George of the Jungle, as well as 3-2-1 Penguins!, in Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

Finally, ER has secured a raft of home entertainment agreements in France, Poland, Portugal, Greece, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Taiwan, South Africa and Turkey. In addition, Viva Entertainment has acquired home entertainment rights for distribution across the Middle East.

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