India’s animation powerhouse DQ Entertainment has announced its impressive list of post-MIPCOM market co-pro and distribution deals. JCCTV and Nickelodeon India have acquired the broadcasting rights for its new 3-D CG-animated children’s series 5 and It. The 52 x 11 series will be co-produced by ZDF Enterprises, Germany, Canada’s Yowza Digital and Luxembourg’s Fabrique D’Image. This completes the €8.6 million budget funding to produce the series within 19 months for global release.
“This TV new series will be produced as a high quality 3D series and will appeal to kids worldwide,” says Tapaas Chakravarti, chairman and CEO of DQE. “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.”
In addition, DQ announced acquisition deals with Indonesia’s Global TV for 5 and It, Iron Man Season 2 and Casper Season 2; TV licensing deals with ATV Turkey for Lassie and Friends and Galactik Football; home distribution pact with Sony Pictures Ent. Films, India for The Jungle Book and Iron Man and the Indian TV features Feluda, Ravan, Baland and Omkar, and exclusive broadcast agreement with Sun TV Network for The Little Prince and Little Nick. For more info, visit www.dqentertainment.com.