DQE unveils new broadcast deals for Jungle Book

MUMBAI: Hyderabad-based DQ Entertainment (DQE) has signed exclusive broadcast agreements with Korea-based broadcasting company, The Education Broadcasting System (EBS), and Canada based Tele-Quebec for its home grown 3D animated TV series, The Jungle Book.

Under the terms of the agreement, EBS has exclusive free-television rights to broadcast the 52 x 11 minutes animated series in the Republic of Korea for three years.

Tele-Qubec has secured exclusive free-television rights to broadcast the series in French language (titled Le Livre De La Jungle in French) in the French speaking Canadian regions. 
DQE chairman and CEO Tapaas Chakravarti said, “We are delighted to be working alongside two new and important strategic international partners to help further enhance the value of our Jungle Book franchise. EBS free TV in Korea and Tele Quebec free TV in French speaking Canada have extensive reach in their respective regions. This will add tremendous value to our Jungle Book 3D TV series and this enhanced visibility will fuel consumer products, licensing and merchandising, publishing as well as home video entertainment deals.”

DQE has already signed broadcasting deals for 160 countries involving the Disney multiplex of channels, ZDF TV for Germany and German speaking Europe, TF1 for France and French speaking Europe, Noga TV for Israel, Al Jazeera for Arabic states and BBC for Great Britain. NBC-Universal has secured several important territories globally for home video - sales and distribution.

EBS Korea acquisitions executive Stanley Oh said, “The Jungle Book shall be the first cornerstone on which a more stable relationship can be established. This programme is fulfilling the precious educational standards and virtues EBS has cherished along with a superb storyline and fabulous animation.”

Added Tele Quebec, Canada director of children and family programs Lucie Leger, “Tele-Quebec has acquired The Jungle Book because we really liked this lovely animated series, inspired by the classical stories from Rudyard Kipling. The Jungle Book is beautifully drawn and also provides a rich, colourful and funny content.”

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