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SVOD deals for Pokémon

PIKACHU_019xThe distributor of the animated Pokémon series has placed it on several international SVOD platforms.

The videogame-based cartoon series has been sold to Canadian streaming service Shomi and Italy’s TIMvision.

In France TF1’s TFou Max kids on-demand platform has picked up Pokémon and in Germany it has landed on Kividoo.

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of Japanese parent The Pokémon Company, sells the animated Pokémon fare, which already plays on streaming services including Hulu in the US and Watchever in Germany.

Linear channels including Nickelodeon also show the anime style Pokémon toons.

Emily Arons, senior VP of international business at The Pokémon Company International, said: “Pokémon is the perfect on-demand franchise: we know that our fans want to watch and engage with the show when they want and where they want.”

There are 900 episodes and 18 seasons of Pokémon animation across various series.