MUMBAI: DQ Entertainment plc has inked a number of co-production and distribution deals at MIPCOM, Cannes.
DQE inked a home distribution deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment Films, India for The Jungle Book and Iron Man and Indian TV features Feluda, Ravan, Balkand and Omkar. SPE will distribute the animations [for home video] in India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Tibet. The revenue share will be split 50:50.
It also inked publishing rights under a 3 year agreement with the B. Jain group of companies, India for the Jungle Book series 1 in several languages including English, Tamil and Malayalam. B. Jain has the rights to publish Jungle Book story books, activity books, colouring books and puzzles.
It also inked an exclusive broadcasting agreement with Sun TV Network for two of DQE’s 3D TV Series namely The Little Prince and Little Nick.
TV Series ‘5 and IT’: DQE is the lead producers of the 3D CGI animated TV series ‘5 and IT’, aimed at children aged 6-10 years old. JCCTV and Nickelodeon India have acquired the broadcasting rights for the new series in 22 countries.
The series will be co-produced by ZDF Enterprises, Germany, Canada based Yowza Digital Inc and Luxembourg based Fabrique D’Image. This completes the €8.6 million global budget funding to produce the series within 19 months for global release.
DQE CEO and chairman Tapaas Chakravarti said, "This TV new series will be produced as a high quality 3D series and will appeal to kids worldwide. The new partnership with Yowza Digital and Fabrique D’Image will add significant production and creative expertise and the pan-European nature of this co-production agreement has created new horizons for our Group."
Additionally, the company also inked acquisition deals with several broadcasters. DQE inked an acquisition deal concluded with Global TV, Indonesia to broadcast multiple properties including the 3D TV Series 5 and IT, Iron Man season 2 and Casper season 2 in Indonesia over a period of 4 years.
The company also inked a TV licensing deal with ATV Turkey for the acquisition of Lassie & Friends and the new season of 3D Galactik Football for broadcast in Turkey.
Bimnambom, an Israeli based promotions company has obtained the rights to use the Jungle Book trademark and logo for promotion at festivals and shows in Israel while DuMont Kalenderverlag GmbH & Co, Germany has acquired a 3 year right to manufacture and sell calendars in the region of Germany, Austria, Switzerland.
Blue Ocean Entertainment AG, Germany acquired a 3 year non-exclusive right to manufacture, distribute and sell a Jungle Book Sticker Collection & Sticker Album in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Additionally, Renouned, The Planeta Junior Italia, part of D Augustini Group, Italy, have been appointed as the licensing and merchandising agents for The Jungle Book in Italy, San Marino, Vatican City, Malta and Italian speaking Switzerland, Greece and Cyprus.