Shout! Factory to launch TokuSHOUTsu Channel on Pluto TV

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I...think that's only if they add "Power Rangers". For Super Sentai, they just need to talk to Toei...or whoever represents them in the U.S., which, again, for Super Sentai I don't think is Hasbro in this case, but admittedly I could be wrong.

In any case, other than Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, and Ultraman, what could they possibly add that they don't have already; Metal Heroes? Discotek Media licensed one of those shows, but that's it...
 
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I...think that's only if they add "Power Rangers". For Super Sentai, they just need to talk to Toei...or whoever represents them in the U.S., which, again, for Super Sentai I don't think is Hasbro in this case, but admittedly I could be wrong.

In any case, other than Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, and Ultraman, what could they possibly add that they don't have already; Metal Heroes? Discotek Media licensed one of those shows, but that's it...
Well actually Hasbro/eOne licenses the Sentai brand on behalf of TOEI. However, there would be license issues when they try to put one of the widescreen shows on TokuSHOUTsu.
 

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I don't see how. Shout! Factory currently has 12 Super Sentai series in its library. What you say may only apply if they put any more of them on there (i.e., ones they haven't licensed yet). Otherwise, I'm pretty sure we'll see those at least, along with the original Kamen Rider, and whatever Ultraman series that might (or might not) have. They've been showing the Super Sentai series they have on their live Shout! Factory TV channel on Twitch* for some time now. My concern is how much variety this new Pluto TV channel will have since it likely wouldn't have anything else.

SpongeBobFan2004, what exactly are you trying to get at?

*This channel can also be seen on Stirr, Xumo, and on the Shout! Factory TV app. They also have a special website dedicated to the channel. However, the channel on Pluto TV is completely separate.
 
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I don't see how. Shout! Factory currently has 12 Super Sentai series in its library. What you say may only apply if they put any more of them on there (i.e., ones they haven't licensed yet). Otherwise, I'm pretty sure we'll see those at least, along with the original Kamen Rider, and whatever Ultraman series that might (or might not) have. They've been showing the Super Sentai series they have on their live Shout! Factory TV channel on Twitch* for some time now. My concern is how much variety this new Pluto TV channel will have since it likely wouldn't have anything else.

SpongeBobFan2004, what exactly are you trying to get at?

*This channel can also be seen on Stirr, Xumo, and on the Shout! Factory TV app. They also have a special website dedicated to the channel. However, the channel on Pluto TV is completely separate.
But actually, Hasbro/eOne currently has rights to the Sentai brand on behalf of TOEI. That’s why Hasbro/eOne currently owns global rights to Super Sentai and several videos are blocked on YouTube in several countries.


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So, what are you implying, that Hasbro has the rights to the entire franchise; from Goranger, all the way to Kiramager? Or maybe you're saying that Hasbeo merely "represents" it on Toei's behalf? I sincerely doubt that either way. You make it sound like Hasbro has the power to block any of the Super Sentai shows, let alone the ones in Shout! Factory's library, from airing...or rather, streaming on this new channel. In any case, last I checked, Toei has it's own division in North America to represent all of it's TV shows (let alone its tokusatsu shows, or even its anime shows).
 
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So, what are you implying, that Hasbro has the rights to the entire franchise; from Goranger, all the way to Kiramager? Or maybe you're saying that Hasbeo merely "represents" it on Toei's behalf? I sincerely doubt that either way. You make it sound like Hasbro has the power to block any of the Super Sentai shows, let alone the ones in Shout! Factory's library, from airing...or rather, streaming on this new channel. In any case, last I checked, Toei has it's own division in North America to represent all of it's TV shows (let alone its tokusatsu shows, or even its anime shows).
Well actually TOEI North America has the company’s licensed non-tokusatsu library for years. Their sister-company, TOEI ANIMATION has a USA division for licensing their works to other companies.
 
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Well actually TOEI North America has the company’s licensed non-tokusatsu library for years. Their sister-company, TOEI ANIMATION has a USA division for licensing their works to other companies.
Hasbro/eOne has international rights to the Sentai brand (except Asia) on behalf of TOEI. This is because Hasbro doesn't want their future PR adaptations to be spoiled. Also Hasbro has also blocked (not taken down) Sentai-related videos (this also includes other Saban properties they had acquired (which includes properties licensed from TOEI ANIMATION))
 

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Well actually TOEI North America has the company’s licensed non-tokusatsu library for years. Their sister-company, TOEI ANIMATION has a USA division for licensing their works to other companies.
Hasbro/eOne has international rights to the Sentai brand (except Asia) on behalf of TOEI. This is because Hasbro doesn't want their future PR adaptations to be spoiled. Also Hasbro has also blocked (not taken down) Sentai-related videos (this also includes other Saban properties they had acquired (which includes properties licensed from TOEI ANIMATION))
How about a source leading to all of this?
 

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Hasbro/eOne has international rights to the Sentai brand (except Asia) on behalf of TOEI. This is because Hasbro doesn't want their future PR adaptations to be spoiled. Also Hasbro has also blocked (not taken down) Sentai-related videos (this also includes other Saban properties they had acquired (which includes properties licensed from TOEI ANIMATION))
Actually, that's not even true. Shout has the international rights to the Super Sentai brand on behalf of Toei in terms of releasing content from said series, not Hasbro.
 

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But actually, videos related to Sentai on SHOUT Factory’s YouTube channel are geoblocked outside of the US.
But it still doesn't mean that Hasbro has the international rights of the Super Sentai brand. In fact, I think if Sentai does become available to stream outside North America, then I think it will be under Shout, not Hasbro.
 
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