Image Entertainment signs N. American distribution deal with BKN Home Entertainment


Mumbai: Image Entertainment, Inc, a leading independent licensee, producer and distributor of home entertainment programming in North America, has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with BKN Home Entertainment Inc, a wholly owned American subsidiary of global animation company BKN International AG.

The agreement gives Image Entertainment an exclusive distribution arrangement for BKN’s entire catalog consisting of more than 300 different episodes from more than 26 properties including Legend of the Dragon, Kong and Zorro – Generation Z. The agreement will also give Image an exclusive first-look at all new BKN content, and extend to all of BKN’s high-definition content.

"We are delighted to work with Image and have high expectations for this partnership with such a well established dynamic distributor," said BKN managing director home entertainment Matthew Graham-Clare. "We are confident Image will maximize the potential of every title across all trade channels."

For each television series or feature title, Image will have all home video and digital rights for select titles.

"BKN has a catalog of high-quality animation with clever marketing concepts and we are pleased to distribute this content throughout North America," said Image Entertainment acquisitions officer Bill Bromiley. "Image is carefully moving into the kids’ business and BKN is the perfect partner for us to grow with."