Saban`s Power Rangers Megaforce Premieres in Canada This Week on YTV and Nickelodeon
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http://pdf.reuters.com/htmlnews/8knews.asp?i=43059c3bf0e37541&u=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20130214:nBw146181a LOS ANGELES--(Business Wire)-- Saban Brands today announced that the popular kids action series Power Rangers will debut its all-new season of Power Rangers Megaforceto Canadian audiences this week on Corus Entertainment`s YTV and Nickelodeon (Canada). The series premieres on Friday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. on Nick and on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 12:30 p.m. on YTV. Power Rangers Megaforce marks the 20th anniversary of the franchise and kicks off its year-long celebration. The series is distributed by MarVista Entertainment. "We are delighted to introduce fans in Canada to a MEGA-installment of Power Rangers," said Elie Dekel, President of Saban Brands. "With the help of partners such as MarVista and Corus, we`re celebrating 20 years of Power Rangers with our fans all over the world as they enjoy the new series." Saban Brands and MarVista anticipate additional international distribution of the series, with French programming scheduled to appear this Spring on Teletoon French. Power Rangers Megaforce introduces a plot line that is currently captivating fans across the U.S. The new series, which debuted in the U.S. on Saturday, Feb. 2, features Gosei, a supernatural guardian who for centuries has protected the earth with his robotic aide, Tensou. But when the evil Warstar aliens begin their massive invasion, Gosei calls upon five teenagers with talent and attitude to form the ultimate team...the Power Rangers Megaforce! When the teens morph into Power Rangers, they gain superhuman strength, agility, and mastery over martial arts. With the aid of special Power Cards, the teens are able to control the earth`s elements to use in their defense, from crushing rock slides to powerful floods. The Power Cards also give them access to amazing combat moves, hi-tech weapons, massive Zord vehicles and the ability to combine these Zords into gigantic Megazord robots to help them battle their enemies. But defending the earth from the invading Warstar aliens is just the beginning of their heroic journey to save the world. The all new Megaforce Rangers include Troy (Andrew Gray), the Red Ranger who is the new kid in town that loves martial arts; Noah (John Mark Loudermilk), the Blue Ranger who has a thirst for knowledge and a love for science; Gia (Ciara Hanna), the Yellow Ranger who is the prettiest, most successful yet toughest girl at school; Emma (Christina Masterson), the Pink Ranger who is a compassionate and charitable teen and Jake (Azim Rizk), the Black Ranger who is a fearless, fun-loving teen with a passion for soccer. For more information on Power Rangers Megaforce, please visit www.powerrangers.com. About Saban`s Power Rangers Megaforce Power Rangers Megaforce is the all-new season of the No.1 live-action kids action series on television. The new series delivers mega action, humor, excitement and entertainment, in addition to the core themes of friendship, teamwork, fitness, and helping others. Power Rangers Megaforce premieres as Saban Brands celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Power Rangers franchise, which is helmed by Haim Saban, who created and produced the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series in 1993. Following its introduction, Power Rangers quickly became the most-watched children`s television program in the United States. The series followed the adventures of a group of ordinary young people who "morphed" into superheroes. It was seen in more than 60 countries, translated into numerous languages, and was a mainstay in the most prominent international children`s programming blocks. SCG Power Rangers LLC, which licenses and merchandises the Power Rangers brand, is an affiliate of Saban Brands. For more information, visit www.powerrangers.com. About Saban Brands Formed in 2010 as an affiliate of Saban Capital Group, Saban Brands (SB) was established to acquire and develop a world-class portfolio of properties and capitalize on the company`s experience, track record and capabilities in growing and monetizing consumer brands through content, media and marketing. SB applies a strategic transmedia management approach to enhancing and extending its brands in markets worldwide and to consumers of all ages. The company provides full-service management, marketing, promotion and strategic business development for its intellectual properties including comprehensive strategies unique to each brand, trademark and copyright management and enforcement, creative design, retail development, direct-to-consumer initiatives and specialized property extensions. SB is led by a superior management team with decades of experience in media, content creation, branding, licensing, marketing and finance. For more information, visit www.sabanbrands.com. About Corus Entertainment Inc. Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children`s book publishing, children`s animation and animation software. The Company`s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), CosmoTV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and 37 radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Q107, and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com. Saban Brands Kelsey Lynch, (310) 203-5875 KLynch@sabanbrands.com Copyright Business Wire 2013
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