DQE stitches acquisition and distribution deals at Mipcom

MUMBAI: Hyderbad-based DQ Entertainment has entered into a number of co-production and distribution deals at the recently held Mipcom in Cannes.

JCCTV and Nickelodeon India have acquired the broadcasting rights for DQE’s 52 x 11 - 3D CGI animated TV series 5 and IT that is aimed at children aged 6-10 years old. The series will be co-produced by ZDF Enterprises, Germany, Canada-based Yowza Digital Inc and Luxembourg-based Fabrique D‘Image. This deal completes the €8.6 million global budget funding to produce the series within 19 months for its global release.

Commented DQE Chairman and CEO Tapaas Chakravati, “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."

Besides, DQE has concluded an acquisition deal with Global TV, Indonesia to broadcast multiple properties including the 3D TV Series 5 and IT (52X11‘), Iron Man season 2 (52X11‘) and Casper season 2 (52X11‘) in Indonesia over a period of four years.
The company has also entered a TV licensing deal with ATV Turkey for the acquisition of Lassie & Friends (52 x11‘) and the new season of 3D Galactik Football (26x22) for broadcast in Turkey. ATV is part of Turkuvaz Media Group, and distributes content to more than 70 countries worldwide.

DQE has signed 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.

The home video company will distribute the home video of the animations in India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Tibet while the revenue share would be split equally.

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