4K Media and Cinedigm have secured several new SVOD and VOD partners for animated action franchise Yu-Gi-Oh! across Europe and other international territories.
“4K Media has been embracing digital media platforms as a viable method for distributing content for over a decade and will continue to do so as the numbers of fans accessing the vast Yu-Gi-Oh! library of episodes online and on mobile devices validates that decision,” said 4K’s SVP of Digital Operations Mark Kirk.
The latest deals include an agreement for TIM in Italy for its TIMvision subscribers, giving them access to all 49 episodes of season 1 of the latest series Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V. In Germany, in cooperation with distribution partner KSM, 236 German-language episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters and 155 German-language episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX have been picked up by RTL’s online portal ClipFish, as well as to ProSiebenSat.1 Media’s Maxdome and My Video.
In addition, U.S.-based Crunchyroll has expanded its worldwide distribution (outside of Asia) arrangement with 4K. The streaming platform and online community has taken on the original, uncut Japanese-language versions of Duel Monsters and GX series with English subtitles. 4K has also partnered with the Tubi TV connected TV, mobile and web app, which has snagged 154 original, uncut episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s with English subs, plus 123 English-language episodes of the series.
Existing Yu-Gi-Oh! streaming partners include Hulu (U.S.), Netflix (multi-territory), ClaroVideo (Latin America) and TV4 (Sweden).