LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Saban Brands and Nickelodeon today announced that Saban's Power Rangers Megaforce will return with all-new episodes on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 1 p.m. (ET/PT), followed by the season premiere of the all-new Digimon Fusion at 1:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. The back-to-back episodes team up to create a MEGA power hour packed with action, excitement, humor and entertainment.
"Fans have eagerly been awaiting new episodes of Power Rangers Megaforce, and we're excited to bring them back as we launch another one of our highly anticipated television properties, Digimon Fusion," said Elie Dekel, President of Saban Brands. "The back-to-back programming will be filled with tons of action, adventure and fun. The fans are in for a real treat."
The return of new episodes of Power Rangers Megaforce continues the celebration of the franchise's 20th Anniversary, with today marking 20 years since the original series, Saban's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, first aired on television on August 28, 1993.
Power Rangers Megaforce picks up when a shadow-stealing monster attacks, and the Megaforce Rangers must teach Robo Knight the power of teamwork in order to defeat him.
Digimon Fusion marks the sixth installment of the hugely successful Digimon franchise, which Saban Brands re-acquired in 2012. The all-new Digimon Fusion series follows Mikey, a human boy, who is transported into the digital realm and must team up with his new "Digimon" or "Digital Monster" friends before their world is deleted once and for all. New fusion powers allow Digimon to combine and fuse their abilities to create endless battle possibilities. Unleashing countless Digimon combinations, Digimon Fusion takes today's tech-savvy kids inside an adventure-packed digital world, where the heroes' courage is matched only by the fusion of their teamwork, loyalty and humor.
About Saban's Power Rangers Megaforce
Power Rangers Megaforce is the current season of the iconic franchise on television. The series, which airs Saturdays at 1p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon, delivers mega action, humor, excitement and entertainment, in addition to the core themes of friendship, teamwork, fitness, and helping others. Power Rangers Megaforce premiered as Saban Brands celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Power Rangers franchise, which is helmed by Haim Saban, who created and produced the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series in 1993. Following its introduction, Power Rangers quickly became the most-watched children's television program in the United States and remains one of the top-rated and longest running boys live-action series in television history. The series followed the adventures of a group of ordinary young people who "morphed" into superheroes. It was seen in more than 60 countries, translated into numerous languages, and was a mainstay in the most prominent international children's programming blocks. SCG Power Rangers LLC, which licenses and merchandises the Power Rangers brand, is an affiliate of Saban Brands. For more information, visit www.powerrangers.com.
About Digimon Fusion
Digimon Fusion is the all-new animated series and sixth installment of the Digimon franchise, the longest-running Japanese anime property. The series features all-new Digimon action and excitement following Mikey, a human boy, who is transported into the digital realm and must team up with his new "Digimon" or "Digital Monster" friends before their world is deleted once and for all. New fusion powers allow Digimon to combine and fuse their abilities to create endless battle possibilities. Digimon Fusion is a property of Saban Brands and will air on Nickelodeon in the U.S. in 2013. Visit www.SabanBrands.com for more information.
About Saban Brands
Formed in 2010 as an affiliate of Saban Capital Group, Saban Brands (SB) was established to acquire and develop a world-class portfolio of properties and capitalize on the company's experience, track record and capabilities in growing and monetizing consumer brands through content, media and marketing. SB applies a global omni-channel management approach to enhancing and extending its brands in markets worldwide and to consumers of all ages. The company provides full-service management, marketing, promotion and strategic business development for its intellectual properties including comprehensive strategies unique to each brand, trademark and copyright management and enforcement, creative design, retail development, direct-to-consumer initiatives and specialized property extensions. SB is led by a superior management team with decades of experience in media, content creation, branding, licensing, marketing and finance. SB's portfolio of properties currently includes Power Rangers, Paul Frank, Vortexx, Zui.com, The Playforge, Julius Jr., Digimon Fusion and Popples. For more information, visit www.sabanbrands.com.
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