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Nelvana, Spin Master Expand ‘Bakugan’ Franchise

Multiple distribution deals have been announced with content channels including Netflix and POP.

Nelvana and Spin Master have secured new international broadcast partners for season one of “Bakugan: Battle Planet” and season two of “Bakugan: Armored Alliance.”

For “Bakugan: Armored Alliance” the new distribution deals include;

  • Netflix (U.S., Canada);
  • POP (U.K.);
  • 9Go! (Australia); and
  • Dreamia (Portugal).

For for “Bakugan: Battle Planet,” the new deals include partnerships with:

  • Televisa (Mexico);
  • Dreamia (Portugal);
  • Nelonen Media (Finland);
  • Dexy Co (Serbia); and
  • Talent Show (Croatia)

“‘Bakugan’ is a revered franchise with a loyal fan base that has achieved great popularity worldwide as the series continues to enthrall and capture the attention of young audiences,” says Mellany Masterson, head, Nelvana Enterprises. “The momentous addition of these leading international broadcasters elevates this powerful franchise to the next level and allows ‘Bakugan’ to be shared and enjoyed by many more brawlers around the world.”

These new distribution deals are in addition to the previously announced broadcast partners including TELETOON (Canada), Cartoon Network (U.S., Spain, Italy, Middle East), Gulli and Canal J (France, Africa), POP (U.K.), SUPER RTL (Germany), RTL (Netherlands, Hungary, Croatia), 9Go! (Australia), TVNZ (New Zealand), Star (Greece), 1+1 (Ukraine), POP TV (Slovenia), VMMa (Belgium), M6 (France, Africa) and Lithuania/SIA (Baltics).

“The continued influx of international distribution deals is a strong testament to the franchise’s reigning popularity,” says Thom Chapman, senior director, sales and distribution, Spin Master. “‘Bakugan’ is an exemplary franchise for Spin Master proven in its long-lasting brand affinity. We look forward to bringing the epic world of ‘Bakugan’ to more fans with this expansion.”

Along with the new season, Spin Master launched “Bakugan: Armored Alliance” toys in North America in spring 2020, with a new wave of products launching this fall 2020 in the U.S. and Canada. Additionally, the children’s entertainment company will be rolling out its “Bakugan Battle Brawlers” video game later this year.

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