Nick secures new Beyblade series

The new series of Beyblade: Metal Fusion will be broadcast on Nickelodeon in the UK.
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The broadcaster has secured the TV rights from Nelvana Enterprises for 51 episodes of Metal Fusion.

Set to launch on NickToons in September 2010, the show will join other titles in its boys action block.

Co-produced by Nelvana and d-rights, the series offers a fresh take on the original Beyblade, with new characters competing for dominance as their spinning tops, battling against the evil Dark Nebula organisation.

"Beyblade has always been a favorite with kids and has developed into a truly classic brand," says Lynn Chadwick, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Distribution, Nelvana Enterprises. "NickToons is a great broadcast platform to drive awareness of the latest iteration of the series, bringing it to the attention of a brand new audience, many experiencing it for the first time."

Debbie Macdonald, VP Programming Director Nickelodeon UK, added: "We’re delighted to be bringing Beyblade: Metal Fusion to NickToons. It’s great for our action block which keeps kids entertained with the best animation and we’re sure our young audiences will love this much-loved classic."

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