Yu-Gi-Oh! RETURNS TO FINLAND’S AIRWAVES ON FOX AND CONTINUES ITS SUCCESS ON PLAYTV BRAZIL
NEW YORK – June 8, 2017 – 4K Media Inc., the Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. subsidiary that manages the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand outside of Asia, today announced that it has licensed various installments of its Yu-Gi-Oh! anime franchise to the following partners: PlayTV in Brazil and Mega Merchandising, the children’s program buyer in Finland for Fox Networks Group.
In announcing the new agreements, Kristen Gray, SVP of Operations and Business & Legal Affairs at 4K Media, stated, “Yu-Gi-Oh! has maintained a thriving fan base around the world and we are fortunate to continue to grow our relationship with partners such as PlayTV in Brazil, while also forging new agreements with Mega Merchandising for broadcast on Fox Networks Group in Finland. Both partners are an instrumental part of airing the series for its fans in these territories.”
In Brazil, PlayTV recently started airing the third season of “Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters.” The channel began airing the “Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters” series in 2015 and has continued to add additional seasons due to the growing popularity in the market.
In Finland, starting in early July 2017, Fox Networks Group will air “Yu-Gi-Oh! GX” on its FOX Kids Block, which airs Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and weekends from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
The first Brazilian game channel, which also opens space for music, movies and interactivity. Fully committed with the young public, PlayTV has pop programming, with full responsibility over contents. Since its launch in 2006, PlayTV has drawn attention for its language, quality and identification of themes. For more information, visit http://www.playtv.com.br/
About Fox (Finland)
FOX (formerly SuomiTV) is a Finnish entertainment TV channel owned and produced by FOX International Channels (FIC) Nordic. The channel was acquired by FIC Nordic in January 2012, and then relaunched as the current incarnation on April 16th that year. FOX is freely available in Finland both over-the-air and through cable, as it bases its funding on television advertisements. It is FIC Nordic’s first channel that does not operate on subscriber fees. For more information, visit its website at http://www.foxtv.fi
About 4K Media
New York City-based 4K Media Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.) is a brand management and production company best known for its management of the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise outside of Asia. This year, the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime brand celebrates its 16th anniversary of entertaining and engaging young audiences in the United States and globally outside of Asia through its TV series (over 800 episodes), three feature films, consumer products, the mobile game Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links as well as the immensely popular trading card game. Beyond Yu-Gi-Oh!, 4K Media is actively expanding its licensing and production slate to incorporate other brands such as Rebecca Bonbon. The Yu-Gi-Oh! website is available at www.yugioh.com