The deal excludes France, where France Télévisions Distribution will offer DVD and Video on Demand of the show, alongside episodes broadcast on France 3. And now, because we haven't said it yet: daaaahhhhhh!
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Based on the Popular and Hilarious Video Game and Viral Videos, The Series Will Premiere on Nickelodeon Channels Worldwide in 2013
Paris, France – October 6, 2011 – Today, Ubisoft® announced a licensing agreement with Nickelodeon to bring a new television series based on Ubisoft's world-renowned Rabbids® brand to audiences around the world. As part of the deal, Nickelodeon has secured global broadcast rights (excluding France) for 78 seven-minute, full CG episodes to be produced by Ubisoft, which Nickelodeon will package and air as 26 half-hour episodes across its channels worldwide (excluding France) beginning in 2013.
Created by Ubisoft's French studios in 2006, the wacky, zany Rabbids have won admirers around the globe with their hilarious and silly video games and viral videos that have attracted more than 41 million fans on YouTube. Ubisoft Motion Pictures will work with Ubisoft's French studios to create a television series every bit as hilarious, unexpected and preposterous as the Rabbids games that fans already know and love.
"Nickelodeon is one of the world's leading entertainment brands for children and families, and Ubisoft is thrilled to be partnering with Nickelodeon to deliver unique television programming to its viewers," said Jean-Julien Baronnet, chief executive officer of Ubisoft Motion Pictures. "As the world's most recognized entertainment brand for children and families, Nickelodeon is the perfect vehicle to share the zany Rabbids characters and their crazy adventures with television audiences around the globe. This partnership represents a major milestone in Ubisoft's strategy to expand its brands to new media, thereby attracting new audiences to its games."