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Pokémon in Portugal

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Pokémon anime: "sociedade" means "company" from Portuguese
[[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 SocietyCommunication of ComunicationCompany}}'', 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 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 ''[[Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl]]'' season was dubbed in the '''Dialectus''' studio, in Lisbon too. It premiered on SIC on 31 January 2009, airing more or less consistently one new episode each Saturday, around 7 A.M. After [[DP037]] aired on 4 October 2009, the show went on a hiatus. The 14 last episodes of the season aired from 6 February 2010 to 13 March 2010. These last episodes were sponsored by the {{pmin|Italy|Italian}} toy company Giochi Preziozi.

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