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Pokémon in Portugal

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Pokémon anime
[[File:SIC Portugal.png|thumb|left|SIC's most recent logo, used since 1997]]
[[File:Panda Biggs logo.png|thumb|left|Panda Biggs logo]]
The television station that started broadcasting the Pokémon anime in Portugal is '''SIC''', ''{{tt|Sociedade Independente de Comunicação|Independent Communication Company}}'', a station based in {{wp|Lisbon}} that was owned by a consortium led by Francisco Pinto Balsemão, and backed by Controljornal (now Impresa Jornais, a holding that contains Impresa's newspapers and magazines), Impala Editores, BPI and {{wp|Rede Globo|Rede Globo}}. It is the third terrestrial television station in Portugal, launched on 6 October 6, 1992. It aired the seasons 1-10, including ''[[Pokémon Chronicles]]'', having several breaks in the process. The show aired in an irregular pattern, shifting from 6 A.M. to 10 A.M., but always in the same programing block, named '''[email protected]'''. The seasons 1-9 were dubbed in the '''Nacional Filmes''' studio, in Lisbon.
 
The ''[[S10|Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl]]'' season was dubbed in the '''Dialectus''' studio, in Lisbon too. It premiered on SIC on 31 January 31, 2009, airing more or less consistently one new episode each Saturday, around 7 A.M. After [[DP037]] aired on 4 October 4, 2009, the show went on a hiatus. The 14 last episodes of the season aired from 6 February 6, 2010 to 13 March 13, 2010. These last episodes were sponsored by the {{pmin|Italy|Italian}} toy company Giochi Preziozi.
{{bulbanews|Portuguese premiere of eleventh season to be in theaters}}
 
In Fall 2010, the rights to the series were purchased by another Portuguese channel, '''Panda Biggs'''. Production of the dub was moved into the '''Cinemágica''' studio in Porto, which meant replacement of the entire voice cast. TPCi took over the control of the series, adding a Portuguese subtitle below most of the season titles' English names', retaining the episode titles written in European Portuguese introduced in the ''Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl'' season, editing the ending credits with information from the local dub staff and replacing the "To be continued..." message with a translated one. It became known that the series' translator would be '''Sérgio Figueiredo'''.
 
The channel aired the 10th season from 20 September 20, 2010 to 25 October 25, 2010, showing 2 episodes each day of the week and repeating the 10 episodes shown on workweek in the weekend. Notably, this version had fixed some audio errors in the dub, along with replacing select lines from the original dub with ones of the new actors, which were presumed by the fans to be tests for the new voice cast. Midway through the airing of the 10th season, the channel started a promotion campaign of their new ownership of the series, conducting a contest in which 70 winners would win two tickets to a first-hand premiere of [[DP053]] and [[DP054]] in cinemas. There were two premieres: one in Lisbon (40 winners) and one in Porto (30 winners). Both premieres were held on 23 October 23, 2010, with the winners notified two days earlier.
 
The ''[[S11|Pokémon Diamond & Pearl: Battle Dimension]]'' dub premiered officially on 26 October 26, 2010. Unlike the previous season, Panda Biggs broadcast 1 new episode each day of the workweek. The airing of the season ended on 5 January 5, 2011 and the channel aired reruns twice until the end of May.
 
The ''[[S12|Pokémon Diamond & Pearl: Galactic Battles]]'' season premiered on 1 June 1, 2011 and finished its airing on 4 August 4, 2011. Reruns were aired twice until 23 December 23, 2011, though the [[DP155|last]] [[DP156|three]] [[DP157|episodes]] were skipped in the second rerun.
 
The ''[[S13|Pokémon Diamond & Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors]]'' season premiered on 25 December 25, 2011 and finished on 9 February 9, 2012. The season filled Pokémon's time slot on the channel during the workweek (including a rerun of all the 5 episodes aired from Monday to Friday, on Saturday) up to the time when new episodes of the following season only aired during the weekends.
 
Like ''Battle Dimension'', the ''[[S14|Pokémon: Black & White]]'' season's first two episodes got a promotion campaign for a first-hand premiere on cinema on 19 May 19, 2012. Those competing for the special tickets had to send their participation notifications until two days earlier. 55 winners saw the episodes' premiere in Lisbon, and an additional 47 saw it in Porto. The series' TV premiere was on 26 May 26, 2012. Only two episodes premiered each week during weekend, until the [[BW028|28th episode]]. However, starting from the [[BW029|29th]] (which aired at the start of September, when the channel usually changes the schedules of its series) and until [[BW048|the end of the season]], the channel aired one new episode every day, until it finished on 20 September 20, 2012. Reruns of the episodes were aired as before, for nearly one year.
 
''[[S15|Pokémon Black & White: Rival Destinies]]'' began on 16 September 16, 2013 (just short of an year after the end of the previous season) and finished on 21 November 21, 2013. The season title was fully translated onscreen for the first time.
 
''[[S16|Pokémon Black & White: Adventures in Unova]]'' is scheduled to begin on 15 March 15, 2014 and air two new episodes on both days of the weekend.
 
''[[S17|Pokémon The Series: XY]]'' has begun airing on March 2, 2015, airing 5 new episodes on weekdays and a repeat on weekends. [[M17|Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction]] will premiere on November, 2015.
 
''[[S18|Pokémon The Series: XY Kalos Quest]]'' will begin airing on December, 2015.
 
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