NELVANA EXPANDS BROADCAST PARTNERSHIP WITH SUPER RTL
Global Children’s Entertainment Company Teams Up with Market-Leading Broadcaster to Bring
Hotel Transylvania: The Series, Ranger Rob and Stanley Dynamic to Audiences Across Germany
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November 1, 2016, Toronto, Canada – Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, a world-leading producer and distributor of children’s content, has expanded its broadcast partnership with SUPER RTL, Germany’s leading children’s broadcaster, to bring a trio of live-action and animated kids’ series – Hotel Transylvania: The Series, Ranger Rob and Stanley Dynamic – to viewers across Germany.
Stanley Dynamic, which centers on the twin Stanley brothers – live-action brother Larry and animated brother Luke – made its SUPER RTL debut in July, while Ranger Rob, the animated adventure series that follows a curious, leap-before-you-look, pintsized explorer as he navigates Big Sky Park, is set to premiere early 2017. Hotel Transylvania: The Series, based on the blockbuster film franchise from Sony Pictures that has grossed over $1 billion in global box office and home entertainment sales, is slated to launch in 2018.
“We are very excited to expand our relationship with SUPER RTL, the market leader in Germany, with these three dynamic kids’ series,” said Antoine Erligmann, Head, Nelvana Enterprises EMEA. “Each of these shows immerses young viewers in unique, fun-filled stories and escapades that are sure to resonate with audiences across the country.”
“With the new animated series and live-action/animated sitcom, we have ramped up our kids programming offerings with three very unique shows,” said SUPER RTL Programming Director, Carsten Göttel. “The inquisitive, nature-loving ‘Ranger Rob,’ the funny cartoon brother Luke placed within the (real) Stanley family and the vibrant characters from the successful feature film franchise ‘Hotel Transylvania’ are perfectly poised to win over both kids and their parents alike and we are delighted to present them to our audiences across Germany.”
In addition to SUPER RTL, all three shows will air on TOGGO Plus one hour after their initial TV broadcast and stream on kividoo, SUPER RTL’s video-on-demand platform.
Nelvana is Canada’s premier animation company and a world-leading producer and distributor of children’s content. Nelvana has delighted audiences around the globe for more than 40 years with a vast library of more than 4,000 episodes from original, award-winning series like Babar and Franklin. Nelvana’s content is distributed in more than 160 countries worldwide and broadcast across Corus Entertainment’s suite of leading kids networks. Nelvana Enterprises, the global licensing and merchandising arm of Nelvana, manages the organization’s portfolio of in-house and third party brands with offices in Toronto and Paris. Nelvana Studio, with offices in Toronto and Montreal employs more than 300 Canadian artists working with local and international producers to create premium children’s content for a global stage. For more information, visit www.nelvana.com
About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.
About SUPER RTL
SUPER RTL is a Cologne-based German television network operated by RTL Disney Television Limited Partnership. It was the first German television channel aimed mostly at children. RTL Disney Television Limited Partnership (RTL Disney Fernsehen GmbH & Co. KG) is 50/50% joint venture between RTL Group‘s CLT-UFA and The Walt Disney Company‘s Buena Vista International Television Investments.
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