Rainbow Rolls Out New Winx Club Season

LORETO: Rainbow has shored up slots on the fourth season of Winx Club in almost all of the 100 territories that carried the first three seasons of the popular girl-skewing animated series.

Deals include Cartoon Network for Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Latin America and Spain; Nickelodeon for Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavia; RAI Italy; France 3; Telecinco Spain and RTL Germany, among others. The new 26-episode season (bringing the total number of episodes to 104) is slated to begin broadcasting across Europe this fall. The broadcast rollout of season four will be coordinated with the launch of the new Winx Fashion Dolls, which have already sold more than a million units in Italy alone. Overall, the Winx Club brand has generated £2 billion in licensing revenues since its its debut, signing up 600 licenses worldwide.