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BVI pats ‘Postman’

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Kids’ combo Entertainment Rights has secured a deal with Buena Vista Intl. for its preschool series “Postman Pat” to air on the Disney Channel in Japan.

News that 80 15-minute episodes of the toon are heading for the Far East sent shares in Entertainment Rights up 5% on the London stock market and follows a similar agreement with HBO Family in the U.S.

The outfit’s other properties includes “He-Man,” “She-Ra,” “Basil Brush” and “The Tweenies.”

Entertainment Rights’ earnings increased from £1.8 million ($3.24 million) in 1999 to $46 million in 2004.

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