DQ Entertainment strikes content deal with Turner

MUMBAI: Hyderabad-based animation, gaming and entertainment company DQ Entertainment (DQE) has partnered with Turner Entertainment Networks Asia (TENA) for two exclusive animated features.

As per the deal, Turner‘s kids channel Cartoon Network will air DQE produced animated series Balkand and Ravan in 2009.

TENA has already acquired 21 animation series from the Indian region.

DQE Group chairman and CEO Tapaas Chakravarti said, "This strategic collaboration is in line with our objective of producing first class content for Indian audiences. We appreciate the foresight and dedication on the part of Turner to encourage production of local Indian content."

"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," added TENA VP - content Mark Eyers. "We are delighted to expand the slate of Indian animation with two more valuable additions and we are excited that DQE‘s upcoming Indian productions will have their world television premier on our networks."

DQE produces animation for films, television series and console based games for a number of international production houses including Walt Disney Television Animation, Nickelodeon Animation Studios Inc., Electronic Arts, Marvel, American Greetings, NBC-Universal, BBC, M6, France 2, Method Animation and Atlantyca.

DQE has Iron Man, Casper, Pinky & Perky, Twisted Whiskers, Mikido, Little Nick and Le Petit Prince among other under production projects.

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