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EM.Entertainment secures an array of contracts in Eastern and South-eastern Europe prior to DISCOP 07
  • Hagi Film acquires extensive program package for Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary
  • Cass Film, Minimax, tva, InterDomino and Talit also secure exploitation rights

Attractive children’s and youth entertainment for the Eastern and South-eastern European market. In advance of DISCOP 07 EM.Entertainment GmbH has secured a host of program agreements within the free-TV, pay-TV and home entertainment sectors.

EM.Entertainment has licensed the edutainment series VIPO to Hagi Film i Video for broadcast on Polish free- and pay-TV. The media company has also acquired home entertainment rights for VIPO and fantasy/action series Dragon Hunters within Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary.

Within the Polish market, EM.Entertainment has also granted distribution rights to Cass Film in the home entertainment sector: The program package contains both the live-action series Pippi Longstocking and the animation feature films Maya the Bee, Pippi’s Adventure in the South Seas and Pippi’s Adventure with the Whales.

Children’s broadcaster Minimax has secured the second season of the popular series Flipper & Lopaka for free-TV broadcast in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and the former Yugoslavia excluding Slovenia. The agreement also includes transmission rights to the show Rescue Heroes in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Albanian private broadcaster tva has acquired a free-TV license for series classics Maya the Bee and Pippi Longstocking, as well as for fantasy Animé series The Mysterious Cities of Gold for transmission in Albania and Macedonia.

Furthermore, EM.Entertainment has granted home entertainment rights to Hungarian distribution company InterDomino. This agreement covers the cartoon series Arthur, animated feature films Blinky Bill’s White Christmas and TAO TAO, and live action film adaptations of Pippi Longstocking and Lassie for distribution in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania.

The company has also licensed free and pay-TV rights for Flipper & Lopaka (season 1) to media company Talit for use within the Israeli TV market.

“The contracts that have been agreed with a host of customers ahead of DISCOP bear testament to the great appeal of our shows within Eastern and South-eastern Europe. I am optimistic that alongside the titles from our program library, our new productions such as Master Raindrop, Enyo and pre-school CGI series Zigby will also meet with huge approval in Budapest”, comments John Morris, President of Distribution EM.Entertainment.

EM.Entertainment will be at DISCOP 07 from 20th to 22nd June and located at Suite 222, SOFITEL ATRIUM HOTEL.

About EM.Entertainment

EM.Entertainment GmbH is part of the EM.TV group, and one of the leading producers and distributors of animated children’s programming in Europe. The company is the center of all activities in EM.TV’s core Entertainment business unit. These activities encompass the production of high quality programs for children’s and youth markets, worldwide management of TV rights and the marketing of home entertainment, video-on-demand, mobile and merchandising rights. Aside from the majors, the EM.TV Group possesses one of the world’s largest rights libraries in the children’s and youth market. With its own production facilities and its Australian production studio Flying Bark Productions PTY. Ltd., the company has a reputation for imaginative and state-of-the-art animation. Currently, EM.Entertainment is working on productions for pre-school children such as CGI animated adventure series Zigby, as well as formats for older target groups like fantasy/adventure series Enyo, Sci-Fi/comedy production Dogstar and action/adventure/comedy Master Raindrop.

Contact:
Michael Röhrig
EM.TV AG
Phone: +49 (0) 89 99 500 459
Fax: +49 (0) 89 99 500 466
Email: michael.roehrig@em.tv



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