Edicart, Italy, acquired the publishing rights
of Jungle Book in Italy, San Marino and the
Vatican City through DQE's Italian licensing
agents, Planeta Junior. The Italian company
has the right to publish Jungle Book pop-up
books, activity and games books, sticker albums
and story books.
Essfil, India, an upcoming licensee in the Indian
market and the license holder for Angry Birds
in India, has acquired the rights for the production
of Jungle Book stationary, stamps, writing pads,
white boards, water bottles, lunch boxes, cookie
jars etc. in the country.
a South Korean publishing company, has acquired
the rights to make colouring book, sticker albums
and puzzles while Marken Dosi, another South
Korean company, will produce wall paper decorations
and souvenirs of Jungle Book.
Attraction, Australia, has acquired the rights
for costume character appearances in malls and
various festivals and shows of Jungle Book characters.
Ocean, a leading publishing house in Germany,
has acquired the publishing rights of Jungle
Book magazine 3 in Germany and German-speaking
Licensing, a USA based licensing and merchandising
firm, was appointed as DQE's licensing agents
for The Jungle Book in Mexico. The firm will
represent the licensing interests for the TV
series in Mexico and has the rights to negotiate
and administer licensing agreements on DQE's
DQE Group chairman and CEO Tapaas Chakravarty,
"We have been getting a lot of interest
for many of our high quality projects like The
Jungle Book, Peter Pan and Iron Man for licensing
and distribution from major global players.
We are delighted that our licensing arm has
started paying dividends by fast tracking many
strategic deals around the world and will contribute
substantially to the Group's financial results."
DQE has signed new broadcasting and distribution
agreements for series 2 of its 3D TV series
Iron Man Armoured Adventures including:
Broadcasting agreement with Buena Vista International
(Disney channel) in many Asian regions including
Indonesia, Brunei, East Timor, Cambodia, Laos,
Malaysia, Myanmar, Mongolia, Thailand, Singapore,
Vietnam, Papua New Guinea and Republic of Palau.
Home video distribution agreement with Australian
distribution company, Magna Home Entertainment.
The 5-year agreement provides Magna with the
home video distribution rights of the TV series
in Australia and New Zealand.
is continuing to negotiate new licensing deals
across its library of IPs and is also confident
of concluding negotiations over certain new
projects in the MIPTV 2012, Cannes, held between
1 - 4 April.