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Turner acquires DQE's TV feature Omkar for India

MUMBAI: Turner International has acquired Hyderabad-based DQ Entertainment‘s Omkar, an Indian mythological TV feature, for showing it on its kids network in India.

Omkar will premiere on Turner India‘s kids‘ channels in 2010. DQE holds exclusive rights for home video, publishing and global audio visual rights other than Turner‘s exclusive territory.Says DQE chairman and CEO Tapaas Chakravarti, "We have entered the phase of exploring the aura of Indian stories and a partnership with a committed and leading company like Turner is a sure way to fine tune the content for animation lovers and kids."


Earlier, Turner had acquired two DQE TV feature titles for the Indian region including Balkand and Ravan.


Says Turner Entertainment Networks Asia (TENA) VP - content Mark Eyers, "Indian animation is an integral part of our content mix and as the leading kids‘ channels of the country, we have supported the sector consistently by offering homegrown animations a national platform. We are delighted to add ‘Omkar‘ to our Indian animation library, with over 30 animated productions."


Omkar revolves around inspiring and educating tales of Lord Shiva and his family comprising Goddess Parvati and their two sons, Kartikeya and Ganesha.

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