Hasbro Buys Media Licences From TV Loonland
Wednesday, May 14th, 2008 5:34am CDTCategories: Cartoon News, Press Releases, Company News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Raymond T. Views: 34,154
"As we deliver new immersive entertainment experiences to audiences worldwide, it was extremely important that we had the rights to fully control the usage of our intellectual properties. Entertainment is becoming increasingly important in helping us to strengthen and build our brands globally, and this will enable us to engage consumers in new and exciting ways".
To answer some questions, If the article on the TV Loonland site is correct, this deal is ONLY for the so called "Hasbro Classic Library". This would mean only shows like G1 Transformers, G.I. Joe, Jem, Inhumanoids and so forth. This might also include G2, since it is basically a reworked G1 show. But this DOES NOT include the japanese series, Scramble City, HeadMasters, MasterForce, Victory or Zone. Neither does that mean any other Transformers series.
The TV Loonland also only covers territories outside of the US, like the UK, europe and South America. The media licence for release in the US still belongs to Sony as far as we know.
The only real change with the shifting of ownership of these rights is that TV Loonland will now most likely act a middleman between Hasbro and companies like Metrodome, who actually produce the titles. The consumer should not be effected by this change.
This article was last modified on Wednesday, May 14th, 2008 2:56pm CDT
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Posted by Zeds on May 14th, 2008 @ 10:05am CDT
Posted by Blurrz on May 14th, 2008 @ 10:15am CDT
Posted by dragons on May 14th, 2008 @ 10:39am CDT
thats why im so excited about the live action movie of gijoe no matter how good or bad it is there may be chance that there wil a rerealese of the boxsets themselves.
still waiting for the relrelase of the generation 1 box sets anyone know whats going on with them or was that just a rumor thats long and fogotten i heard there they where remaking them not with rhino logo but with another company affilated with the series this time new or info on it?
off topic gijoe dvd series box set season 1 part 1
heres one for jem if there avalibel in the us they should be avalible to ge where you live as well.
Posted by muswp1 on May 14th, 2008 @ 3:41pm CDT
Posted by i_amtrunks on May 14th, 2008 @ 6:09pm CDT
I'm actually a little surprised that Hasbro took so long to buy the licenses.
Posted by Izanami on May 14th, 2008 @ 6:18pm CDT
Posted by B.K. on May 24th, 2008 @ 12:23pm CDT
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