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4k Media Continues To Expand International Streaming Media Partnerships For The Yu-Gi-Oh! Franchise

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MUMBAI:  Adding to its digital distribution dominance, 4K Media Inc., the Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. subsidiary that manages the licensing and marketing of the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand, and its distribution partner Cinedigm have announced that the brand has added  a number of  SVOD/VOD partners in Europe to its already impressive roster of global digital partnerships.

Among 4K Media’s latest digital media distribution agreements are:

Germany:

236 German-language episodes of the complete series “Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters” and 155 German-language episodes of the complete series “Yu-Gi-Oh! GX,” in cooperation with the German distribution partner KSM GmbH, have been licensed to:

RTL networks’s German online portal ClipFish

Maxdome, the SVOD platform owned by Prosieben Sat 1. Media

My Video, one of Germany’s most popular online video destinations, also owned by  Prosieben Sat 1. Media

Italy:

TIM will be offering its TIMvision’s subscribers all 49 episodes of “Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V” Season 1, the latest series from the franchise.



Multi-Territory Agreements:

Crunchyroll, the U.S. based international online community focused on streaming Asian media with a special emphasis on anime and manga, has expanded its worldwide (outside of Asia) distribution arrangement with 4K Media with the addition of the original, uncut Japanese-language versions of “Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters” and “Yu-Gi-Oh! GX” series with English subtitles.

4K Media joins leading Hollywood studios in partnering with Tubi TV (www.tubitv.com), the world’s largest and fastest-growing -- free and legal -- video app on Connected TV devices, Mobile, and the Web. The free, video-on-demand service has licensed 154 original and uncut episodes of “Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s” with English subtitles, as well as 123 English-language episodes of the series. 

In commenting on the digital distribution partnerships, Mark Kirk, 4K Media Senior Vice President, Digital Operations, said:  “We’re thrilled to have episodes of the various

Yu-Gi-Oh! series available to fans throughout the world. 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.”

This latest round of digital distribution agreements expands 4K Media’s vast number of existing streaming partnerships for the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, including Hulu (US), Netflix (multi-territory), ClaroVideo (Latin America) and TV4 (Sweden), among others.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! animated franchise, with over 700 episodes available in up to 15 local languages, consists of the original “Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters,” “Yu-Gi-Oh! GX,” “Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s,” “Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL” and the newest installment, “Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V,” as well as the highly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game, video games, licensed product and feature films.

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