DQE receives top state honour’s “DQE conferred with Excellence Award

DQE, the global entertainment production and distribution company, today announced that it had received the Excellence Award as the Top Indian ITeS Company in the State from the Government of Andhra Pradesh, Information Technology and Communications Department which conferred the award
to the organization.

The award was presented by Sri.N.Kiran Kumar Reddy, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh at an Awards distribution function under the auspices of ‘Advantage A.P.’ on Thursday, 31st, March 2011, at Shilpakalavedika, Madhapur, Hyderabad and received by Chairman and CEO of DQ Entertainment
International, Mr. Tapaas Chakravarti.

“Advantage AP 2011 – The Most Preferred IT Destination”, was a 2 day summit for IT ITES companies, Academic institutions and Governments to collaborate and leverage the enabling environment in the state of Andhra Pradesh (AP). AP is home to a vibrant IT ITES Industry, with stateof-the art infrastructure and I.T Special Economic Zones thereby maintaining high growth rates and contributing 0.57% of national GDP (as against the national GDP share of 3.83%). The State of Andhra Pradesh contributes to 15% of national IT exports. (more…)

DQE Sells Italian Jungle Book Rights to Leading Broadcaster RAI DUE

The Jungle Book Nominated in 5 categories at Cartoon on the Bay – Pulcinella Awards, ItalyDQE, the global entertainment production and distribution company, today announces it has signed an agreement for the exclusive broadcast and distribution right for The Jungle Book 3D TV series in Italy to RAI DUE (“RAI 2”), an Italian television broadcaster.

The agreement was signed through DQE’s co-production partner ZDF Enterprises, Germany and will see RAI 2 hold all the broadcasting rights to “The Jungle Book” in Italy.
RAI 2 is one of the three main television channels broadcast by Italian broadcaster RAI, alongside RAI 1 and RAI 3. RAI is the biggest television company in Italy having the highest audience penetration for this region.

ZDF Enterprises is a subsidiary of ZDF one of the biggest and most renowned television broadcasters in Europe, and is responsible for worldwide program sales, the implementation of international co productions, license purchasing for quality programs, marketing online rights and the merchandising of strong ZDF program brands. (more…)

DQE Signs Jungle Book Licensing Agreement For Germany Austria And Switzerland

DQE,the animation gaming live action entertainment production and distribution Company announces the signing of a licensing agreement for The Jungle Book with C.Riethmuller GmbH (Riethmuller),Germany for the distribution of branded party products in Germany,Austria and Switzerland.

Under the terms of the agreement,Riethmuller will manufacture and distribute party goods like paper plates paper cups napkins,table covers,party chains,party hats,balloons,drinking straws,candles,party bags and banners,decorating,garlands and lanterns etc.based on The Jungle Book characters.Riethmuller will manufacture these in Germany,Austria and Switzerland for a period of 2 years.The deal was concluded through DQE’s merchandising agents in Germany,ZDF (more…)

DQE Signs French Co Production Deal For Little Nick

Global budget of approximately €7.7 million

DQE, the animation, gaming, live action entertainment production and distributioncompany, today announces that it has entered into a co-production agreement for thesecond series of the animation of Le Petit Nicolas with M6 Studios (France), a wellknown TV broadcaster and producer.

The second season of Le Petit Nicolas (lovingly known as “Little Nick”) comprises 52episodes of 13 minutes each at a global budget of approximately €7.7 million. The serieswill be developed in high-end CGI and production is scheduled to start in 2011. DQE hasthe exclusive right to sell and distribute the TV and video rights pertaining to the seriesin Asian territories in Hindi, English and all local languages. DQE will also distribute theseries (both seasons) in all English speaking countries worldwide. (more…)

DQE Signs UK Toy Merchandising Agreement

DQE, the animation, gaming, live action entertainment production and distribution company, today announces that it has entered into an exclusive toy licensing agreement for DQE’s 3D animated series The Jungle Book with Mookie Toys Ltd ( Mookie ), a UK based company.

DQE’s Jungle Book UK merchandising is represented in UK by Copyright Promotions Licensing Group Ltd (CPLG), Europe’s leading licensing agency. Under the terms of the agreement through DQE’s licensing agent CPLG, Mookie has acquired the Toy licensing rights for “The Jungle Book” in the UK, Republic of Ireland and the Channel Islands. This agreement allows Mookie to sell Jungle Book toy merchandise including wheeled bicycles; tri-scooters; tricycles; balance bikes; sit N rides; play balls, outdoor activity centres; slides etc. DQE will receive a substantial amount in upfront payment as minimum guarantee from this agreement that covers the outdoor play and ball categories for a three year period. (more…)

Lassie co-Production Agreement Signed In Cannes

DQE a leading animation, gaming live action entertainment and distribution company, is pleased to announce a co-production agreement with French production company Super Prod and Story Board Animation (France) in association with major French Broadcaster TF1 and with a global pre-sales budget of Euro 7 million.

The 52 episode animated series of ‘Lassie and Friends’ is being co-developed by DQE with Classic Media – UK and co-production partners ZDF Group (Germany), who hold the rights to Germany and German-speaking Europe. (more…)

DQE Announces Coproduction Deals For Peter Pan In Cannes

DQ Entertainment, a global animation, gaming and live action entertainment production and distribution company, is pleased to announce the signing of a new co‐production agreement for its iconic property “The New Adventures of Peter Pan” in a 3D stereoscopic animated CGI format. The TV series will consist of 26 x 30 minute episodes.

DQE is producing “The New Adventures of Peter Pan” as a 3D stereoscopic production with Method Animation (France), and has concluded a deal with ZDF Group (Germany) (“ZDF”) to co‐produce the series. ZDF will be full co‐producers on the project, with the right to appoint executive producers with full editorial rights and distribution rights across German speaking countres for Europe (excluding Italy and Turkey) UK, Ireland, South Africa and Latin America. (more…)

DQE Boosts Global Licensing In Israel

DOE, the global entertainment production and distribution company, is pleased to announce licensing andmerchandising agreements for `The Jungle Book’ in Israel. The agreements are with Osem Investments Limited,an Israeli subsidiary of Nestle S.A. (“Nestle”), a food production and distribution company and also the BurgerRanch franchise, a fast food chain across Israel as introduced by D&C Israel (“D&C”), who are representingDQE’s Jungle Book franchise in Israel for merchandise including toys, housewares, apparel, giftware, stationery,foods, beverages and furniture. D&C will administer the deals with Nestle and Burger Ranch in Israel on behalfof DQE.

The agreement with Nestle will see Jungle Book branded merchandise and packaging appear across a variety ofNestle branded products. The agreement also includes a specially commissioned sticker collectionincorporating the main four characters of the series (Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera and Sherkhan). These stickerswill be distributed as a free additional insert in up to 50,000 cereal multipacks of the Nestle brand, Honey NutCheerios. (more…)

DQ Entertainment (International) Ltd Appointment of Director

DQ Entertainment (International) Ltd has informed BSE that the Board of Directors of the Company have approved the appointment of Ms. Rashida Adenwala as an additional director of the Company w.e.f. October 01, 2010.

DQE Agrees Jungle Book Merchandising Agreement For Nordic And Eastern European Regions

DQE, the entertainment production and distribution company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Plus Licens AB (“Plus Licens”), one of Sweden’s leading licensing and merchandising agents, as their licensing representatives’ for ‘The Jungle Book’.

Plus Licens is the largest licensing company in Eastern Europe and the Nordic countries, a market with more than 438 million consumers – more than half of Europe’s population. Plus Licens has over 30 years licensing experience working alongside the world’s most successful licensors and holds the rights to popular animated properties like Dragon Ball, Elmo’s World, Felix the Cat, Global Grover, Naruto, One Piece, Peanuts and Play With Me Sesame. (more…)

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