Walt Disney to air Indian firm’s animated series

Walt Disney to air Indian firm’s animated series

London: Walt Disney Television has entered into an agreement with India-based DQ Entertainment for airing animated programmes in several countries including India and Pakistan.

Under the licensing agreement, Walt Disney Television International (WDTVI) (India) would air three animated series of the Indian firm.

The shows--Twisted Whiskers, Ratman and Sandra--would be telecast in the coming months for South-Asian audiences, including India and Pakistan, DQ Entertainment said in a regulatory filing to the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday, 9 December.

“We are happy that the Disney multiplex of channels has acquired three of our properties for broadcast.

“This is a landmark deal for us and heralds a new beginning for the licensing of our properties in this region," DQE Group chairman and CEO Tapaas Chakravarti said.

DQE, which is headquartered in Hyderabad, produces animation for films, television series and console based games for a number of international production houses.

The company has at least 80 clients including WDTV Animation, NBC-Universal and BBC, among others.

Shares of DQE were trading at 84 pence, up 12% on the LSE.