EM.Ent. signs deal with Universum

Pact includes 'Vicky the Viking,' 'Pinocchio,' 'Sinbad'

BERLIN — EM.Entertainment, a subsidiary of sports and entertainment group EM.TV, has inked a DVD/video distribution deal with RTL Group’s home entertainment division Universum Film.

The five year contract grants Universum exclusive DVD/video rights for Germany, Austria, Luxembourg and the German-speaking South Tyrol region of northern Italy.

Deal encompasses a number of children’s and youth programs from the EM.Entertainment library, including animated series such as “Vicky the Viking,” “Pinocchio” and “Sinbad” as well as the live action series “Black Beauty.”

The program package also includes animated and live action series and pics based on the novels of Swedish scribes Selma Lagerloef and Astrid Lindgren, including “Nils Holgersson,” “The Master Detective” and “Rasmus.”

The agreement extends EM.Entertainment’s existing long-term distribution pact with the Munich-based Universum in 2005.

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