Register / Log in

View Classic Site
Latest News
Spenser: For Hire
'The Complete 1st Season' is Now Available on DVD from the Warner Archive!
Married... with Children
Box Artwork Now Available from Mill Creek for 'Seasons 5 & 6'
Square Pegs
Mill Creek TOTALLY Provided Package Art for 'The Complete Series'
Flying Nun, The
Packaging Art and New Info for Mill Creek's 'Seasons 1 & 2'
Site News
New Details, Box Art for 'TV Guide Spotlight: TV's Merriest Holiday Episodes'
more news
Pick of the Week
Latest Review

The Originals
The Complete 1st Season
Blu-ray

The Twilight Zone
The Complete Series

She-Ra: Princess of Power - BCI Eclipse Issues Official Press Release For Filmation Deal: She-Ra, BraveStarr, Ghost Busters, Zorro, Lone Ranger and more named!

Posted by David Lambert
1/16/2006
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 16, 2006



NAVARRE'S BCI SIGNS EXCLUSIVE AGREEMENT
FOR DVD DISTRIBUTION OF
ENTERTAINMENT RIGHTS' FILMATION CATALOG

Deal Covers 230 Hours of Programming, Including She-Ra: Princess of
Power
and Other Classic Filmation Characters



Los Angeles, CA – BCI, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation (NASDAQ:NAVR), has licensed the long-term distribution rights in the US and Canada to programming from Entertainment Rights Plc's ("ER") Filmation portfolio of classic contemporary characters, including the iconic She-Ra: Princess of Power. This appointment follows BCI's recent success as US distributor of ER's He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, which recently received the 2005 TV DVD Award for Best 1980's Series.

"BCI is thrilled to be bringing these classic animated series to DVD for the first time in North America," said Greg Glass, senior VP, BCI. "With the tremendous success of the first He-Man titles, we're confident that our fan base will be ready for more of these classic animated characters on DVD."

"We are delighted to extend our business with BCI to incorporate more of the Filmation titles, following the company's great success with He-Man on DVD," said Kathleen Hrick, executive VP, managing director, USA, Canada and Latin America, Entertainment Rights. "The Filmation catalog is a valuable asset, as this latest deal demonstrates, and we will continue to exploit the huge potential of these much loved brands."

The agreement offers BCI distribution rights to animated titles and characters never before available on DVD, including She-Ra: Princess of Power; The Legend of Bravestarr; Ghostbusters; The New Adventures of Zorro; The Lone Ranger; Groovie Goolies; Snow White Happily Ever After; as well as several live action series.

Working alongside ER, BCI will be implementing an innovative marketing and promotional campaign throughout 2006 and beyond, capitalizing on the popularity of these classic brands. The program will follow the successful promotion and marketing of He-Man, which has been released on DVD and Universal Media Disc ("UMD") for Sony "PSP."

BCI has once again retained the services of two prominent consultants, Andy Mangels and Val Staples, who were highly instrumental in the production of the He-Man DVD, specifically the added collectible features.

About Navarre Corporation
Navarre Corporation is a publisher and distributor of a broad range of home entertainment and multimedia products, including PC software, CD audio, DVD video, VHS video, video games and accessories. Since its founding in 1983, the company has established distribution relationships with customers across a wide spectrum of retail channels which includes mass merchants, discount, wholesale clubs, office and music superstores, military and e-tailers nationwide. The company currently provides its products to over 18,000 retail and distribution center locations throughout the United States and Canada. Navarre has recently expanded its business to include the licensing and publishing of home entertainment and multimedia content, primarily through the acquisitions of Encore Software, Inc., BCI Eclipse Company, LLC, FUNimation Productions, Ltd. and The FUNimation Store, Ltd. For more information please visit the company's web site at http://www.navarre.com.

About BCI
BCI is an independent entertainment video and audio supplier. BCI has continually redefined the standards and concepts of this industry, often introducing national success categories through its intuitive mass marketing skills. Its vast collection of titles represents both exclusively licensed titles from around the world, as well as in-house produced CDs and DVDs. For over 15 years, BCI has brought the finest quality music and movies to homes.

About Entertainment Rights
  • Entertainment Rights Plc ("ER") is one of the UK's leading specialist media groups focused on the ownership of high quality children's and family programming, characters and brands.
  • ER owns or controls the rights to many classic characters including Basil the Brush, Postman Pat, Jess the Cat, Little Red Tractor, Rupert Bear, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, She-Ra and Ghostbusters
  • Since 1999, when ER owned rights to just 50 hours of programming, ER's library has grown to over 1,800 hours of high quality children's and family characters and brands. This includes selected rights to global brands such as Mattel's Barbie, Scholastic's Clifford, Hasbro's Transformers, Harveytoons Casper the Friendly Ghost and Classic Media's Felix the Cat.
  • ER's wholly owned subsidiary Tell-Tale Productions, created and produced The Tweenies, one of the UK's most successful pre-school brands
  • In October 2005 ER acquired the majority interest in Rupert Bear, one of the most recognizable children's characters in the world, from Express Newspapers
  • ER has grown rapidly. Annual revenues have increased from £1.8m in 1999 to £25.5m in 2004, the last reported financial year
  • Twitter Graphicfacebook Graphic
     
     


    Link to this page:
    http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/She-Ra-Princess-Power/4918
     
    All news for this show:
    http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/shownews/She-Ra-Princess-Power/3777
     
    More info on this show:
    She-Ra: Princess of Power


    Copyright 2001-2014
    TV Guide Online
    Contact us - Sitemap - Privacy Policy
    A TV Guide Digital Network Site