Logo saban entertainment

The Saban Entertainment logo 1996-2001

Logo saban entertainment 1988-1996

The Saban Entertainment logo 1988-1996

Saban Entertainment was an independent television production company formed in 1984 by music and television producers Haim Saban and Shuki Levy as Saban Productions, a U.S. subsidiary of Saban International Paris (now SIP Animation). The company also established Saban International (now part of Disney-ABC International Television) for international distribution of its shows. Finally, in the early 1990s, the company renamed itself Saban Entertainment. In 1995, Haim Saban and News Corporation started Fox Kids Worldwide, Saban Entertainment merged with Fox Children's Productions and became a subsidiary of Fox Kids Worldwide. Also in 1995, the company established Saban Interactive. In 2001 Saban Entertainment was sold to Disney as part of the sale of Fox Family Worldwide, after the sale Saban Entertainment was renamed BVS Entertainment.

In the 1990s, Saban adapted some of the Kamen Rider Series shows for American audiences in the United States. Stock footage from Kamen Rider Black RX, with some footage from the movies Kamen Rider ZO and Kamen Rider J as well, was used in Saban's Masked Rider.

Saban Entertainment also adapted another popular tokusatsu franchise, Super Sentai, creating the Power Rangers franchise. Saban produced the first nine series before it was sold to Disney. However, after Disney cancelled Power Rangers in 2009, Saban then became known as Saban Brands and regained the franchise and revived it with the eighteenth series, Power Rangers Samurai.

Saban Entertainment also adapted the Metal Hero Series to create VR Troopers and Big Bad Beetleborgs.

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