TV Loonland in Trouble?

TV Loonland in Trouble?

Friday, June 1st, 2007 1:40pm CDT

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Posted by: Raymond T.   Views: 17,393

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Variety has reported that things are not going that great with TV Loonland recently. TV Loonland bought Sunbow Production in 2000, and thus owns much of the media rights for the original series of The Transformers for the international markets, as wel as some of the more recent incarnations of that cartoon series.

According to the article the company suffered a major blow after announcing earlier this year that they had a massive loss in profits of 20 million euro during 2006. And now the company was forced to postpone it publication of their figures of 2006 and the first quarter of 2007 due to ongoing restructuring. Including that two supervisory board members, Thomas Mayrhofer and Michael Bischoff, had already resigned. This resulted in a 27% drop in value over the company's stock, down to €0,91 per share.

The company executives have confirmed that they are already in talks with unidentified investers and a bank consortium, which might lead to selling TV Loonland. If this will happen, the future of the media branche of Transformers (which means TV broadcasts and DVD sales) on the international market, especially Europe, may end up in doubt.

Credit(s): www.variety.com


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Re: TV Loonland in Trouble? (144736)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on June 1st, 2007 @ 2:01pm CDT
This doesn't affect Canada, right?
Re: TV Loonland in Trouble? (144767)
Posted by Bouncy X on June 1st, 2007 @ 2:34pm CDT
Darth Bombshell wrote:This doesn't affect Canada, right?


us canadians are known to be nice, not selfish :P

but yeah...does it? cuz i'd surely enjoy seeing all the new transformers series removed from my airwaves..lol
Re: TV Loonland in Trouble? (144958)
Posted by Raymond T. on June 1st, 2007 @ 5:15pm CDT
Bouncy X wrote:
Darth Bombshell wrote:This doesn't affect Canada, right?


us canadians are known to be nice, not selfish :P

but yeah...does it? cuz i'd surely enjoy seeing all the new transformers series removed from my airwaves..lol
No it doesn't. In regards to Transformers, their territory spans over most of Europe and parts of South America.
Re: TV Loonland in Trouble? (144970)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on June 1st, 2007 @ 5:31pm CDT
Oh, thank god!
Re: TV Loonland in Trouble? (145371)
Posted by Roboto750 on June 2nd, 2007 @ 12:50am CDT
Darth Bombshell wrote:Oh, thank god!


I feel ya man!
Re: TV Loonland in Trouble? (145393)
Posted by Raymond T. on June 2nd, 2007 @ 1:15am CDT
Roboto750 wrote:
Darth Bombshell wrote:Oh, thank god!


I feel ya man!
Please, Do NOT feed or feel the moderators of this site. 8)
Re: TV Loonland in Trouble? (145622)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on June 2nd, 2007 @ 8:23am CDT
Raymond T. wrote:Please, Do NOT feed or feel the moderators of this site. 8)


Hey, anyone's free to feel me...as long as they're over 18, female and have a nice body. :P
Re: TV Loonland in Trouble? (145889)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on June 2nd, 2007 @ 1:50pm CDT
What the hell is TV LoonLand?
Re: TV Loonland in Trouble? (146656)
Posted by Raymond T. on June 3rd, 2007 @ 3:57am CDT
Liege Evilmus wrote:What the hell is TV LoonLand?
TV Loonland is a German based media distribution company that owns the media rights to many kids programs for international marketing including Transformers G1, G2, Armada, Energon, Cybertron and the new "Animated" series. If someone in Europe wants to put the shows on TV or want to release them on DVD or whatever, they need to ask them for permission.

In 2000 they bought Sunbow Productions. Everything Sunbow owned now belongs to TV Loonland.
Re: TV Loonland in Trouble? (146908)
Posted by Anonymous on June 3rd, 2007 @ 10:25am CDT
Raymond T. wrote:Variety has reported that things are not going that great with TV Loonland recently. TV Loonland bought Sunbow Production in 2000, and thus owns much of the media rights for the original series of The Transformers for the international markets, as wel as some of the more recent incarnations of that cartoon series.

According to the article the company suffered a major blow after announcing earlier this year that they had a massive loss in profits of 20 million euro during 2006. And now the company was forced to postpone it publication of their figures of 2006 and the first quarter of 2007 due to ongoing restructuring. Including that two supervisory board members, Thomas Mayrhofer and Michael Bischoff, had already resigned. This resulted in a 27% drop in value over the company's stock, down to €0,91 per share.

The company executives have confirmed that they are already in talks with unidentified investers and a bank consortium, which might lead to selling TV Loonland. If this will happen, the future of the media branche of Transformers (which means TV broadcasts and DVD sales) on the international market, especially Europe, may end up in doubt.












Thats some old bullshit!
Re: TV Loonland in Trouble? (147678)
Posted by Roboto750 on June 3rd, 2007 @ 10:52pm CDT
Raymond T. wrote:
Roboto750 wrote:
Darth Bombshell wrote:Oh, thank god!


I feel ya man!
Please, Do NOT feed or feel the moderators of this site. 8)


LOL!!! :lol:

Okay, I'll keep my hands to myself...
Re: TV Loonland in Trouble? (157545)
Posted by Dead Metal on June 10th, 2007 @ 12:39pm CDT
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, Don't let it happen I need my TF shows in Europe.

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