Viacom International Media Networks has announced that ITV has secured season one and season two broadcast rights for Nickelodeon’s hotly anticipated new animation series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, for simulcast on ITV1 and CITV.
The deal, along with a raft of multi-territory pre-sales, was announced by Caroline Beaton Senior Vice President, International Programme Sales for VIMN at MIPCOM 2012 in Cannes.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will air across ITV1 and CITV, the children’s television arm, starting in Spring 2013. ITV and VIMN also confirmed season three pick-ups of Nickelodeon’s hit live action series, Big Time Rush and Victorious.
Caroline Beaton commented: “ITV is the perfect broadcast home for Nick’s heroes in a half-shell, complementing their hugely popular action packed animation line-up. These deals directly reflect the enormous buzz Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is generating in the international TV buying marketplace, securing more pre-sale deals than ever before for a Nickelodeon series as well as Nick’s proven ability to deliver hit content that appeals to audiences around the world.”
Jamila Metran, Head of Programming, CITV, said: “We are very pleased to have secured the enduring children’s favourite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for broadcast on CITV and ITV breakfast. The deal continues ITV’s successful partnership with VIMN on past titles which include Victorious and Big Time Rush.”