Universal Pictures snaps up PAC-MAN rights for Germanic nations
| 04 May 2014
41 Entertainment (41e) has licensed the Home Entertainment rights for the German-speaking territories of Europe for PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures to Universal Pictures Germany.
Universal now owns the home video, electronic sell-through rights (EST) and transactional video on demand (TVOD) franchise in Germany, Austria and Switzerland for a property that includes seasons I and II (52 x 22’) and two specials entitled Pac’s Scary Halloween (1x 44’) and Santa Pac’s Merry Berry day (1 x 44’).
Jessica Schulte, Manager of Acquisitions for Universal Pictures Germany, www.uphe.de/ revealed that in order to ensure maximum exposure for the property, Universal Pictures Germany will broadcast the classic cartoon on the Disney XD pay-TV and free to air Disney Channel in Germany. It is also planning a major autumn 2014 launch. “This is a wonderful [deal]…we are very excited,” she commented.
Added 41e managing director Allen Bohbot: “Universal Pictures Germany is a major player in this segment in the German speaking markets and we love their passion for the brand. We have an extremely strong broadcast platform in Germany and are very much looking forward to a positive product launch.”