4K Media Inc. and Cinedigm have recently inked a deal that will see the extremely popular Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise brought to home video for the first time in five years. The partnership will see the strategic rollout of over 600 episodes of the animated series in the US and Canada via the DVD and Blu-Ray platforms, followed by digital and VOD.
Mr. Shinichi Hanamoto, 4K Media, Chairman and President Corporate Officer said, “This deal continues an exciting year for the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand. Cinedigm is the perfect partner to bring the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand back into the home entertainment market.”
The first release will be the Yu-Gi-Oh! Classic Season 1 DVD Box Set, which is slated for a September 10, 2014 release. The acquisition is part of Cinedigm’s push to bolster its 20,000 title library. The company also has existing partnerships with online streaming and digital distribution sites such as Netflix, iTunes, Hulu, and Amazon. You can visit the official site at www.cinedigm.com for more info.