NEW YORK, NY, June 6, 2017 – SUNRIGHTS INC. and agent Televix Entertainment bring BEYBLADE BURST to eager fans in Latin America with broadcast partner Cartoon Network!
SUNRIGHTS INC. is excited to announce its partnership on the first season of the new series of BEYBLADE entitled “BEYBLADE BURST” with Cartoon Network in Latin America! The series launched on June 2nd, 2017 and airs on Fridays.
“There is already hype building around the launch of the brand all over Latin America and we are expecting to see the success of the franchise rise to levels beyond the first two generations! Through our partnership with Cartoon Network, we can’t wait to bring the excitement of BEYBLADE BURST to passionate fans all over the region!” says Kaz Soeda, the Managing Director of SUNRIGHTS INC.
The show’s placement follows the success of BEYBLADE BURST in other global markets where the animated hit series launched on Teletoon and Disney XD in Canada in the Fall of 2016, and on Disney XD in the US in December of 2016. BEYBLADE BURST is also airing in Australia on Channel Go! and is rolling out to broadcasters all over Europe later this Summer and Fall.
The BEYBLADE BURST product line from Hasbro will hit the shelves in Latin America shortly after the broadcast launch. The tops feature a dynamic “burst” component, bringing more excitement to the successful battling play pattern. Fans can elevate their physical play to a digital playing field by scanning their BEYBLADE BURST tops into the BEYBLADE BURST app (available in the App Store and Google Play) allowing them to customize and battle with their collection digitally with friends through local Wi-Fi.
Televix is currently in negotiations to secure broadcast on Free TV and other platforms throughout Latin America, and is also in negotiations to secure Licensing and Merchandising deals in the region.
About SUNRIGHTS INC.
SUNRIGHTS INC. is an entertainment rights management company backed by one of the top advertising agencies in Japan, Asatsu DK, and the trading conglomerate Mitsubishi Corp. Located in New York City, SUNRIGHTS directly manages the development of intellectual property globally outside of Asia. Learn more about us at http://sunrights-inc.com/.
About d-rights Inc.
d-rights, Inc. is a key player in international production of animated content for families and children globally. They are recognized for brands such as Beyblade, B-Daman, and Scan2Go. d-rights manages every aspect of content creation from production to distribution, financing, marketing and product licensing. Co-owned by Asatsu-DK Inc. (ADK) who distributes popular titles including “Yu-Gi-Oh!”, “Doraemon”, “Crayon Shin-chan” and “One piece”, and Mitsubishi Corporation, d-rights assumes a key role in the global business. Check our properties at http://www.d-rights.com.
About d-rights Inc.
d-rights Inc. is a key player in international production of animated content for families and children globally. They are recognized as master licensors for brands such as BEYBLADE, B-Daman, and Scan2Go. d-rights manages every aspect of content creation from production to distribution, financing, marketing and product licensing. Co-owned by Asatsu-DK Inc. (ADK) who distributes popular titles including “Yu-Gi-Oh!”, “Doraemon” and “Crayon Shin-chan”, and Mitsubishi Corporation, d-rights assumes a key role in the global business. Check out our properties at http://www.d-rights.com.
About Televix Entertainment
For over twenty years, Televix Entertainment, Inc. has been dedicated to producing and acquiring high level family content, primarily animation, including series and feature films. Its main business is the distribution of animation, anime, family entertainment, documentaries, and feature films domestically and in the international market. Televix has offices and representatives in San Juan (Puerto Rico), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Bogota (Colombia) and Santiago (Chile). Televix licenses properties to broadcasters, home video distributors, digital platforms, merchandising licensees and mobile operators. Televix programs originate from around the world; Japan, USA, Canada, UK, Spain, France,and China.
About Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network Latin America, a Turner Latin America, Inc. 24-hour pay TV network, features the best characters in cartoon and live-action settings, including series, movies and video games, through a multiplicity of platforms including TV, internet, live events, licensed products, and mobile media. The channel is home to the largest cartoon library including award-winning original programming such as Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Adventure Time with Finn & Jake, The Amazing World of Gumball, Regular Show, Clarence, Steven Universe, We Bare Bears, Uncle Grandpa, Teen Titans Go! and Mighty Magiswords. The network has also been developing several hours of original local content in Latin America, premiering titles such as Another Week on Cartoon, Toontubers and a brand new animated series Monica’s Gang, produced in Brazil with Mauricio de Sousa Produções. Cartoon Network launched on April 30, 1993 and is broadcast in over 61 million households in Spanish, Portuguese and English.
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. The Company’s Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, are building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Through its commitment to corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to make the world a better place for children and their families. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).