Mumbai: DQ Entertainment (DQE) has inked an agreement with Turner Networks Asia (TENA) for two animated features for television.
Titled Balkand and Ravan, the animation features created and produced by DQE will premiere on TENA’s children’s channels’ in India in 2009. TENA has already acquired 21 animation series in the region.
DQE Group chairman & CEO Tapaas Chakravarti said, "We are very happy to partner with Turner – Cartoon Network – the pioneers for showcasing Indian animation content – and we appreciate the foresight and dedication on the part of Turner to encourage production of local Indian content. Their efforts in this area have been relentless and we are sure this strategic collaboration will generate further initiatives. In producing Indian content DQ Entertainment is embarking on a new and exciting venture."
TENA vice president – content Mark Eyers, said, "We have always believed in the vast potential of Indian animation and supported it from the forefront by acquiring and offering productions a national platform, providing creative support and by marketing them as we would our own animations. As leaders in kids’ television entertainment in India, we are delighted to expand the slate of Indian animation with two more valuable additions and we are extremely excited that DQE’s upcoming Indian productions will have their world television premier on our networks."