NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Newly formed 4K Media, Inc. announced today that the company has entered into broadcast agreements with key European television networks K2 (Italy) and Lagardere TV (France) to air the initial season (49 half-hour episodes) of the animated kids' fantasy adventure series Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL.
The Italian broadcasts of Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL launched in June and the French broadcasts are scheduled for later this month on Canal J. It is expected that Gulli TV (France) will premiere the series in the first quarter of '13. The Yu-Gi-Oh! animated franchise has been translated and broadcast in more than 90 countries on many of the leading networks worldwide.
"For more than 10 years, Yu-Gi-Oh! has remained one of the strongest and most viable youth anime brands in the world, and these important television deals are a testament to that fact," noted Shinichi Hanamoto, president of 4K Media, Inc. "Millions of Yu-Gi-Oh! fans throughout Italy and France will now be able to enjoy great new content and card-Dueling action with the fantastic animated adventures of Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL!"
The Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL series transports the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise to a whole new level. The latest storyline of the wildly-popular Yu-Gi-Oh! series brings new rules and new Duels to young Duelists! When aspiring Duelist Yuma meets Astral, a mysterious visitor from another universe, it seems like destiny. Yuma needs Astral to teach him how to Duel like a champion, and Astral needs Yuma to help him regain his lost memories! Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL is highlighted by fresh monsters, the latest powerful cards, Xyz Summons and VR-powered Duel Gazer technology.
Every Saturday morning in North America, Duelists can watch the all-new Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL animated series as well as classic Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes on Vortexx on THE CW programming block, the leading Saturday morning kids broadcast network in the United States. In Canada, Duelists can watch episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL every Friday and Saturday on YTV!
For more information on the Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series and broadcast opportunities, please contact Brian Lacey at Laceyent@gmail.com.
About 4K Media, Inc.
4K Media, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., created to manage the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise outside of Asia. 4K Media is responsible for brand management, licensing, and marketing of Yu-Gi-Oh!, as well as production and distribution of the Yu-Gi-Oh! television series. The Yu-Gi-Oh! animated franchise, with nearly 600 episodes, consists of the Original Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, has been translated and broadcast in 90 countries on many of the top leading networks.
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