Turner International India inks broadcast agreement with DQE

MUMBAI: Turner International India’s Cartoon Network and Pogo have inked a broadcast agreement with DQE for the first and second sequel of animated feature Balkand.

Balkand, sequel 1 and 2, follows the debut of Balkand on Pogo in 2009. Created and produced by DQE, the sequels comprise 70 minute animated features split into three episodes of 22 minutes.

Turner International India director, programming Krishna Desai said, "Promoting and supporting Indian animation is a critical mandate of Turner in India. We have been aggressively executing our Desi Toons strategy that includes acquiring and creating Indian intellectual property as well providing local animations, the perfect launch platforms in the form of the number one and two kids’ channels of India Cartoon Network and Pogo. Kids across India enjoyed Balkand on Pogo and we are sure that their response to sequels will be equally encouraging."